Confused about DVI

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.
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  1. DVI, DVI-I, DVI Dual-link are the same thing, only that Dual-Link is part of DVI.
    Look for a DVI cable.
  2. DVI-I cable matches your output and will give the quality that the card can deliver.
  3. You want a DVI-D male to male cable such as this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119012

    This might be of some help - or not:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119012

    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.
  4. 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)
  5. Yes, as I said, DVI-I & DVI Dual-link is part of the DVI specification.
  6. Many thanks, solved
  7. 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.
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