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1080P OR DVI? for gaming?!

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May 18, 2011 7:35:05 PM

So im very confuse now, whenever i see a screenshot from people posting they always note on there i get 60fps in 1080p!, now i have a Asus 120hz 3D ready monitor i always use DVI refresh rate at 120hz looks really amazing, my question is, should i play on 1080p with HDMI? or DVI 120hz?! whats better?!

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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 18, 2011 7:38:59 PM

HDMI carries sound as well as video. That is its only advantage over DVI.
May 18, 2011 7:46:20 PM

jyjjy said:
HDMI carries sound as well as video. That is its only advantage over DVI.


I thought that some card makers made DVI ports that had sound on them for use with a DVI-HDMI converter...
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May 18, 2011 7:50:12 PM

OP your question isn't making much sense to me.

1080p is a monitor resolution, AKA 1920x1080. It has nothing to do with refresh rates, except that higher res is more demanding on the GPU than lower res.

DVI and HDMI carry the same HD video signal, but HDMI can also carry sound. However there are different formats of HDMI of which I don't know the specifics.

I would take 120hz over 60hz any day.
May 19, 2011 5:37:42 PM

wolfram23 said:
OP your question isn't making much sense to me.

1080p is a monitor resolution, AKA 1920x1080. It has nothing to do with refresh rates, except that higher res is more demanding on the GPU than lower res.

DVI and HDMI carry the same HD video signal, but HDMI can also carry sound. However there are different formats of HDMI of which I don't know the specifics.

I would take 120hz over 60hz any day.


I'm sorry i was just wondering if playing in 1080p would be better picture quality than DVI, i play at 1920x1080 with dvi
a c 376 U Graphics card
May 19, 2011 7:38:21 PM

Your question still doesn't make sense. DVI is a cable, 1080p is a resolution. The same resolution you say you are using right now.
May 20, 2011 4:52:21 AM

Either cable will look the same.
a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2011 5:09:41 AM

Dual Link DVI is what you need for 120hz, that is what you want. 1080p is a resolution and is possible with both HDMI and DVI cables, but you can't get 1080p at 120hz with an HDMI cable.

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