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Any difference between DVI-A and AGP cables in terms of quality?

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April 21, 2009 12:47:53 AM

Hi all,

I have a dual monitor Saphire video card (512mb ram) with 2 DVI outputs.

however my two monitors use DVI-A which is pratically an analog display right!?

Now I have two options:
1. spend mroe than $26 on two DVI-A cables
2. or use my AGP cables with a converter to hook up to the card. (I already have 1 converter, would
only need to buy another one which would cost less than $8).

I wouldn't mind paying the money to get the optimal quality I could get, but I was thinking if DVI-A is practically an analog input, I really wouldn't be making use of the DVI output might as well go with the AGP cables ... unless the converter would diminish the quality by a noticeable amount? in which case, I'd rather go for the DVI cables.

Lemme know what you think please,


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April 21, 2009 1:03:32 AM

There is no difference in quality, but there is a difference in performance.
April 21, 2009 1:14:04 AM

you mean there might be lags when playing videos and stuff with the AGP?
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April 21, 2009 1:18:50 AM


Do you mean VGA? AGP is an interface for graphics cards, not for monitors.
April 21, 2009 1:20:37 AM

I honestly do not know what you are taking about when you say AGP. Do you mean VGA?
April 21, 2009 1:21:02 AM

yes im sorry ! it's been a long day lol
April 21, 2009 1:21:38 AM

In that case, there should be no difference, either in quality or performance.
April 21, 2009 1:24:36 AM

Get another VGA adapter. The difference is negligible.