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 1319 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 Im confused about the dvi single link and dual link for daul monitors - Forum Confused about VGA and DVI ....... - Forum DVI -I or DVI -D confusion about interlaced - Forum switched to dvi cable and now am confused - Forum Confused about adaptors - can anyone recommend for triple monitors? - 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 Confused about video cards Forum Confused about cpu's Forum Very confused and worried about 5770 Forum Confused about 3d gaming Forum Confused about Vsync on LCD Monitors Forum Building PC confused about how to install case pin headers into MB Forum Few questions about current GPU's ( confused ) Forum Quick Question About VGA and DVI -I Forum Confused about DVD player for HDTV Forum Gtx 660 [non-ti] or Radeon HD 7850 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 !