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July 13, 2009 11:45:59 PM

Hey Thar Y'all,

So I just got a new monitor and a Sapphire Radeon 4890 card (from different suppliers).

The monitor come with a note about DisplayPort and supplied a cable.

The 4890 does not have a compatible connection.

Question 1: does the Sapphire Radeon 4890 card support DisplayPort?

Question 2: If it does, what do I need to connect the cable to it?

Thanks for your help.


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July 14, 2009 5:43:19 PM

The monitor has two(2) connections. They sent me two cables; one is the old standard type; the other is the DisplayPort.

The graphics card has only the old-style standard connection (analog?).

Are you saying the DisplayPort is not supported by the Sapphire Radeon 4890?

Or is the DisplayPort "digital" claim not worth the effort?

Or what?
July 14, 2009 6:04:39 PM

The monitor is a Dell Ultra Sharp 24"

I do have the monitor set-up with the old-style cable and it looks great!

But I am always chasing the next big thing.

Is the DisplayPort much improved over analog?

What type of adapter do I need to get IF I wanted to do so?

- frank
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July 14, 2009 6:15:27 PM

Okay, yes, I checked ... it is the DVI cable.

Sooo, what is all the hoopla about DisplayPort?

July 14, 2009 6:23:00 PM

OK ... thanks for helping me to get things clear in my mind.

I truly appreciate everything ... thanks.

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a b C Monitor
July 14, 2009 8:02:54 PM

Displayport is a great connection, but it isn't the only one that will work. As stated above, the DVI will work fine (and DVI is also digital). I'm running my Ultrasharp 24" off a DVI cable right now, and it works fine.