Confused about DVI Tags: Graphics Cards DVI Cable Graphics Product Last response: January 8, 2010 3:27 AM in Graphics & Displays Share eludere January 7, 2010 11:10:18 PM I would appreciate a bit of help regarding cables, may bit a bit trivial but I'm finding it confusing. DVI, DVI-I, DVI-I, DVI Dual-link, HDMI ??? At the present I have this graphics card: http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr88320gtsoc2e.aspx and have just got this new monitor: http://benq.co.uk/products/LCD/index.cfm/product/1098 What sort of cable should I be aiming for, and which will give the best quality? Much thanks for any assistance. More about : confused dvi sabot00 a b U Graphics card January 7, 2010 11:15:35 PM DVI, DVI-I, DVI Dual-link are the same thing, only that Dual-Link is part of DVI. Look for a DVI cable. rolli59 a c 1385 U Graphics card January 7, 2010 11:17:21 PM DVI-I cable matches your output and will give the quality that the card can deliver. Related resources Confused about DVI and Audio - Forum Buying system today, confused about DVI-I vs DVI-D cables. - Forum Confused about VGA and DVI....... - Forum DVI-I or DVI-D confusion about interlaced - Forum completely confused with dvi to vga on a gtx 645 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rockyjohn a b U Graphics card January 7, 2010 11:33:04 PM You want a DVI-D male to male cable such as this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This might be of some help - or not: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... DVI connectors are not all the same and you might have some difficulty connecting a DVI-I cable to the DVI-D connector on your monitor. xrodney January 7, 2010 11:37:13 PM sabot00 said:DVI, DVI-I, DVI Dual-link are the same thing, only that Dual-Link is part of DVI. Look for a DVI cable. Not exactly. Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is just type of interface and following falls under it: DVI-D (digital only) DVI-A (analog only) DVI-I (digital & analog) Both DVI-D and DVI-I could be either single link (1920x1200 resolution max) or duallink (2560x1600). HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) could be explained as combination of duallink DVI+D and digital audio interface with high enough bandwith capable of transmitting uncompressed 7.1 audio. @OP all you need is duallink DVI cable (single link will be enough, but as they cost about same duallink can be used with bigger display later) sabot00 a b U Graphics card January 7, 2010 11:56:46 PM Yes, as I said, DVI-I & DVI Dual-link is part of the DVI specification. eludere January 8, 2010 1:57:50 AM Many thanks, solved rockyjohn a b U Graphics card January 8, 2010 3:27:12 AM sabot00 said:Yes, as I said, DVI-I & DVI Dual-link is part of the DVI specification. Yes but you are still confusing the matter because he needs DVI-D cable not DVI-I connectors. DVI-D is not synonomous with DVI dual link. So you are still suggesting the wrong cable. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedConfused about AMD sockets for CPU. Forum SolvedConfused about what PSU to get!! Forum SolvedI'm confused about this CPU Forum SolvedConfused about CPU Forum SolvedConfused about using 2 OS Forum SolvedI'm confused about the software side of uninstalling old graphics card. Forum SolvedNVIDIA guy confused about AMD cards ... Forum SolvedConfused about what to get ! Forum Solvedconfused about carrier network locks and unlocking Forum SolvedConfused about sound card specs (mine not being better) R5 vs. R7 Forum SolvedConfused about my CPU Forum SolvedConfused about temps after OC Forum Solvedconfused about crossfire dualgraphics Forum SolvedConfused about Windows 8 Updates Forum Solvedconfused about power supply for pc Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !