DVI or HDMI

hi, have the Samsung series 9 pls , 2560 x 1440 , have the Gigabyte 7970 oc .

was wondering which cable should i use to connect them. which one is better ?

HDMI , DVI , or that mini Display Port it has. :hello:

Thank You
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  1. Hi

    HDMI actually cannot support your resolution. additionally, the samsung monitors do not take display port. so we're down to DVI. there are actually a number of different DVI connections. in order to achieve your monitor's full resolution, You'll want a dual-link DVI cable

    if you scroll down a little you'll see the picture of such a cable
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface
  2. i bought the Monster Cable that says its their best HDMI cable, it transfers 21g of Hyper Speed Mseries. it costs $200 , i tried it out and its only a 1080p cable, it said it supports 4x the resolution of 1080p, but it was still a 1080p.

    is there a HDMI cable that supports 1440p and the same quality as DVI ?

    or is DVI still the best ?

    Thanks
  3. abcc said:
    i bought the Monster Cable that says its their best HDMI cable, it transfers 21g of Hyper Speed Mseries. it costs $200 , i tried it out and its only a 1080p cable, it said it supports 4x the resolution of 1080p, but it was still a 1080p.

    is there a HDMI cable that supports 1440p and the same quality as DVI ?

    or is DVI still the best ?

    Thanks


    I regular cheap DVi cable will do, you don't need anything fancy!
  4. Actually this Samsung Does, on the Display Ports.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001565&Tpk=samsung%20series%209%20monitor

    Click on DETAILS tab.

    Connectivity
    Connectors DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, MHL

    It came with the DVI cable, i guess until HDMI supports 1440p, ill just use DVI for 2560x1440 , and use my surround sound. ill keep waiting to use the Monitors dual built in Speakers.
  5. abcc said:
    Actually this Samsung Does, on the Display Ports.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001565&Tpk=samsung%20series%209%20monitor

    Click on DETAILS tab.

    Connectivity
    Connectors DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, MHL

    It came with the DVI cable, i guess until HDMI supports 1440p, ill just use DVI for 2560x1440 , and use my surround sound. ill keep waiting to use the Monitors dual built in Speakers.


    don't forget, displayport has sound too. I think HDMI will just be phased out eventually, replaced by display port
  6. Did you find out the best option? I have the same monitor.
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