I am using a monitor without speakers so I have no need for the audio HDMI uses. I have a gtx 470 that has 2 dvi ports and one mini hdmi. I am curious which one I should use. Would VGA or HDMI be better quality for gaming? Thanks
HDMI/DVI you should be getting better quality (in terms of sharpness, contrast, color saturation etc) than via VGA. It's not a dramatic difference between the two, but digital is certainly going to be better.
Note : A DVI or HDMI systems ability to transfer the video signal from source to display depends on:
- A transmitter's silicon and board layout ability to transmit the signal properly
- The cable's ability to carry the signal with the lowest possible jitter, skew, crosstalk and attenuation
- Plus a receiver's capability to recover the incoming data signal and verify the HDCP signal.