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DVI or DisplayPort or HDMI ?

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July 28, 2011 5:14:02 AM

DVI /Display port / HDMI which one should i hook up my monitor to ?
O.K. i just finaly got a full on system up and running, having ditched the 8 year old bucket of bolts i had been using. Now i have choices that i dont fully understand . (oh it's a hard life! )
So i am running a Asus] P8-Z68 V-Pro with a 2600K I have a 60 gb SSD for the os a 240 gb SSD for , well,l idont know, whatever, and 2tb of HDD. I got just the 1 560TI at the moment (cost cutting ouch) . I have a 27 inch Asus monitor. Curently i have it hooked up through the DVI from the descrete GPU. But i have mini hdmi from the card that i could use , or displayport from the back panel of the main board. I have used the DVI from the M/B (before i had the 560ti fitted). I have tried hooking up the hdmi from the 560ti but i just get a blank screen , monitor shows briefly "no DVI signal" Well i know that . I just disconected it ! Is there an advantage to using the HDMI ? If so where do i enable it. Cant seem to find it in Bios. Any sugestions. I dont mind trying to suss it out myself. But i dont even know where i should start looking for articals. Thanks. .I kind a figure it's a dumb question. But maybe someone will help me out. By the way. Iam totaly gobsmacked by the way this PC runs. Compared to the original Athlon i had been using. ho,ho. I doubt that i even have this thing optimaly set up yet. But it flys on standard clocks( trying to choose a cpu cooler( [thermalright silver arrow, i think]

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July 28, 2011 5:50:31 AM

DVI features a max bitrate of 3.96 Gbit/s, whereas HDMI has 10.2 Gbit/s. DVI is video only, HDMI includes both audio and video.

For a rig like the one you described, I couldn't think of using anything less than HDMI. As for getting the monitor to recognize the HDMI connection, after you correctly plug the cable to the PC/monitor, simply scan for signals on the monitor (wherever that setting may be).

But, the recognition for the connection is on the monitor, not the PC. Best of luck!
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July 29, 2011 1:34:03 AM

Thanks for Your quick reply.I knew HDMI was a "All In One " solution but had no idear that it wiped the floor with DVI like that I'm working on hooking it up.
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July 29, 2011 1:51:03 AM

calmstateofmind said:
DVI features a max bitrate of 3.96 Gbit/s, whereas HDMI has 10.2 Gbit/s. DVI is video only, HDMI includes both audio and video.

For a rig like the one you described, I couldn't think of using anything less than HDMI. As for getting the monitor to recognize the HDMI connection, after you correctly plug the cable to the PC/monitor, simply scan for signals on the monitor (wherever that setting may be).

But, the recognition for the connection is on the monitor, not the PC. Best of luck!


Yep . Guess I should have read the destruction manual. (which is pretty poor by the way). But The HDMI is selectable from the monitors menu (as you said). I now have it hooked up fine and dandy. Thanks again.
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July 29, 2011 1:51:31 AM

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July 29, 2011 2:57:40 AM

FatalyFlawed said:
Yep . Guess I should have read the destruction manual. (which is pretty poor by the way). But The HDMI is selectable from the monitors menu (as you said). I now have it hooked up fine and dandy. Thanks again.



Glad to hear everything worked out for you! :D 
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July 29, 2011 1:25:27 PM

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