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GTX 580 connection question...

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 26, 2010 8:10:22 PM

Hey guys,

I will be picking up a GTX 580 with HPs 23" led monitor...

heres the thing tho, the HP monitor only has DVI-D, HDMI, Displayport but no VGA. I went on nvidias website and I found out that GTX 580 has only DVI-I? and mini HDMI standard. This frustrates me very much!

So my questions are:
1. is DVI-D and DVI-I the same thing?
2. is mini HDMI the same quality as normal HDMI?
3. Should I use the DVI or HDMI?
4. does HDMI support multi-monitor support although it only has one connection? (i heard something about there being a two way split or something)

Also bonus question: Why is nvidias flagship card so limited in connection options while radeons comparable 5870 is exploding with vga, dvi, hdmi, displayport options?

Its very frustrating...

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a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2010 9:13:22 PM

1. DVI-I carries bothe digital and analog signals, so you could use a DVI-to-VGA adapter to mate with an old monitor.

2. AFAIK, mini-HDMI has the same pinout as HDMI.

3. Either will work.

4. Dunno. There are sometimes strange issues that result over split connections as HDMI tries to negotiate a common resolution supported by both monitors.

Displayport is ATI, don't expect nVidia to help out any more than folks helped Sony with Betamax. By also dropping VGA - which few should be using by now and can be run off a DVI-I connector anyhow - there's more room to exhaust hot air out of the case.
November 26, 2010 9:33:37 PM

Best answer selected by JasonGom.
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November 26, 2010 9:34:20 PM

thank you! answered ALL MY QUESTIONS!

so displayport is ati? why does apple use display port then...even on nvidia on the mbp line?
a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2010 9:36:23 PM

Apple? What's an Apple?
November 27, 2010 1:24:15 AM

Twoboxer said:
Apple? What's an Apple?

its a delicious fruit...:p 

also i dont care about vga anymore...its perfect the monitor will come with a dvi-d connector which the gtx 480 dvi-i output will read perfectly!!!

im so excited!!!
a c 272 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 10:24:48 AM

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