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June 5, 2010 6:48:59 PM

So right now im deciding whether to buy an HDMI LCD monitor or just a DVI LCD monitor.

That will directly influence which video card I buy.

So my main question is which is better? HDMI or DVI?

I'd like to run the computer at 1680x1050, for performance reasons

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June 5, 2010 7:20:52 PM

AFAIK the image quality is exactly the same; the main difference is HDMI also carries sound. If you're posting here I'm guessing you're not going to be using speakers built into the monitor, so I would just get whatever card and monitor are what you're looking for in other respects, at the right price. Also, DVI-to-HDMI cables are widely available and seem to work fine.
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June 5, 2010 7:51:41 PM

grivo242 said:
AFAIK the image quality is exactly the same; the main difference is HDMI also carries sound. If you're posting here I'm guessing you're not going to be using speakers built into the monitor, so I would just get whatever card and monitor are what you're looking for in other respects, at the right price. Also, DVI-to-HDMI cables are widely available and seem to work fine.


Zactly what I was gonna say ... Unless you are watching BlueRay (one example) thru an HDMI and running the sound to your LCD speakers ... no real difference.

I like to buy standard HDMI cables (male<>male) and use SIIG (brand) HDMI(Female)>>DVI(Male) adapters to make the DV-I connection ... The adapters stay on the GPU connector, but the cables may be borrowed to patch temporary project configurations (in my studio).

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June 5, 2010 7:56:31 PM

And ... BTW ... NOT ALL GPUs support sound thru the HDMI port (CHK SPECS ! )

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June 5, 2010 9:10:21 PM

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