I am currently building a rig, and I need new monitors for it. I would like to have three in total. I recently realized that the GPU I'm using (Sapphire Radeon HD 6950) only supports one HDMI slot. It has Dual DVI, and HDMI, and a DisplayPort. As far as I can tell, HDMI and DisplayPort are very similar, but this means that I need to find monitors that support both HDMI and DisplayPort. I have searched through Newegg's limited search function and TigerDirect, but to no avail. Could anyone give me a recommendation on a monitor? I'm looking for something that's basically this: (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...), but with HDMI and DisplayPort support. Does anyone know anything like that?
HDMI is in no way shape or form better than DVI. Both are digital signals, but DVI gives you the option of Dual link that allow for larger than 1200p resolutions ore 120hz at 1080p. HDMI can't do either. Displayport is equal with DVI and possibly better with the ability to daisy chain (though I hear the hardware is still not out), and is AMD's preferred choice for HD3D.
For what they can display, all 3 are identical in quality, but HDMI has the least bandwidth.
I don't feel I could give you a real good choice, but every monitor I've ever seen either has DVI or displayport connections and many of HDMI as an alternate connection time. It shouldn't be hard to find one with DVI.