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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.

-frank
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?
a c 235 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
July 14, 2009 5:56:41 PM

what monitor do you have?
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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
a c 235 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
July 14, 2009 6:08:15 PM

you have the following connections

CONNECTIVITY
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
Digital Visual Interface - Digital (DVI-D) with High Definition Content Protection (HDCP)
DisplayPort
Video Graphics Array (VGA)
Component Video
Separate Video (S-Video)
Composite Video

I'm assuming you are using the DVI connection? It is not an analog connection but rather a digital one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface
July 14, 2009 6:15:27 PM

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

Sooo, what is all the hoopla about DisplayPort?


-frank
a c 235 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
July 14, 2009 6:18:57 PM

paladinfes said:
Okay, yes, I checked ... it is the DVI cable.

Sooo, what is all the hoopla about DisplayPort?


-frank

...in one word...hoopla
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort

the majority of people use the DVI cable
July 14, 2009 6:23:00 PM

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

I truly appreciate everything ... thanks.

-frank
a b U Graphics card
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.
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