Dual link dvi

hello all

I own an hd 6850 toxic from sapphire and i am connecting my lcd using dvi to vga converter to one of the dvi outputs( first connection )

my card outputs are :

DL-DVI-I

SL-DVI-D

Mini Display Port x 2

HDMI

and VGA (Via included adaptor)
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to use eyefinety as i know it must have one connected in a display port output so one of the mini display ports must be used in my card , the card was provided with a " Mini DP to DP Adapter " and i will buy the " Sapphire 44000-01-40R Active DisplayPort to VGA adapter " for 57 $ i will connect through it a cheap VGA READY LCD .( third connection )

1- is this connection correct ??
2- for now ( second connection ) i will buy a DVI-D ready lcd but i am confused , i dont know how to use dual link dvi output in my card
i even dont know if the ( first connection ) is connected to the dual or single link

please help me to know if the dvi-d ready lcd would work if i connected it in DL-DVI-I and in SL-DVI-D ???
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  1. please guys anyone ??
  2. I think dual link is about resolution only

    My 9800GT has a single link and a dual link and to this day I'm not sure which is which because both of my monitors are 1080p and under

    bellow is some googling- you should write to sapphire about this but you could easily test dual when you plug the 2560 x 1600 monitor in
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308502-33-confused-minidp-dual-link

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1626071

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB572Z/A

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5107&seq=1&format=2
  3. baverdi said:
    I think dual link is about resolution only

    My 9800GT has a single link and a dual link and to this day I'm not sure which is which because both of my monitors are 1080p and under

    bellow is some googling- you should write to sapphire about this but you could easily test dual when you plug the 2560 x 1600 monitor in
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308502-33-confused-minidp-dual-link

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1626071

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB572Z/A

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5107&seq=1&format=2


    thnx baverdi,

    i am talking with sapphire and waiting there reply
    but may i ask , as i was googloing about this ( regardless the dual or single link )
    is this statment correct :


    There is an 2 DVI ports of 6850. the 1st one is a DVI-I which supports a VGA to DVI adapter.
    The 2nd one is a DVI-D which does not support an adapter and you need to have a monitor with DVI cable output in
    order to make it work.



    ??

    if it is like that then because dvi-i supports both analog and digital and dvi-d supports only digital as far as i know
    so the dvi ready lcd wich i ordered will work what ever is the output

    ??
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