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Whad hdmi cable for gtx cards?

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August 11, 2012 8:18:41 PM

i am looking on hdmi dvi cables and found hdmi single link to dvi-d dual link cable. do i need hdmi dual link to connect gtx card from dvi-d dual link to hdmi on lcd monitor?
http://focus.sk/product.asp?ID=11117
HDMI 1x male HDMI A-type (19-pin, Single Link)
DVI 1x male DVI-D (Dual Link) /24+1/

thank you
revro
a c 291 U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 12:51:02 AM

What monitor do you have? If it's above 1080p it will not work. Otherwise, there should not be a problem.
a c 259 U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 3:27:22 AM

Does your monitor have DVI input? If so, I would use a DVI cable.
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August 12, 2012 5:30:01 AM

i intent to buy this 120hz lcd (only vga and 2x hdmi 1.4), and i assume i will have to buy hdmi 1.4 cables with conversion to dvi-d dual link
http://focus.sk/product.asp?ID=27905

gtx 690, i plan to purchase has only 3 dvi-d connectors and i want to avoid displayport at all cost :) 
also it seems that gtx 690 has 2 dvi-i and 1 dvi-d yet all 3 cables have to be dvi-d dual link cables, hmm confusing confusing confusing
a c 216 U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 5:46:47 AM

Does your 690 have a dual link HDMI connection to even be able to allow for the dual HDMI cable to work in dual link mode?
August 12, 2012 6:57:04 AM

gtx 690 according to my knowledge and info on web has 2 dvi-i and 1 dvi-d connectors. but people say that one should use dvi-d dual link cables to get 2d surround to work in 120hz lcds. my problem is that the lcd in question has only 2 hdmi connectors and only cables i could find are "hdmi single link - dvid-d dual link". thats why i am asking whether this cable is correct one to get 120Hz in 2d surround

http://msi.com/product/vga/N690GTX-P3D4GD5.html
Dual-link DVI-I x 2
Dual-link DVI-D x 1

thank you
a c 216 U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 7:09:15 AM

revro said:
gtx 690 according to my knowledge and info on web has 2 dvi-i and 1 dvi-d connectors. but people say that one should use dvi-d dual link cables to get 2d surround to work in 120hz lcds. my problem is that the lcd in question has only 2 hdmi connectors and only cables i could find are "hdmi single link - dvid-d dual link". thats why i am asking whether this cable is correct one to get 120Hz in 2d surround

http://msi.com/product/vga/N690GTX-P3D4GD5.html
Dual-link DVI-I x 2
Dual-link DVI-D x 1

thank you


I'd avoid that monitor if I were you. You will not get 120hz at 1080p because it only uses HDMI 1.4a, which only supports 120hz at 720p and I believe it is even limited to 120hz only when in HD3D at 720p (or 60hz per eye).

They have many better monitors at that size which offer a dual link DVI connection.

Don't worry about the DL-DVI-I vs DL-DVI-D. Both will support DL-DVI-D cables, the I version just allows for an analog cable as an option (not what you want).
a c 291 U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 11:33:40 AM

Yes, it will work.
August 12, 2012 12:35:16 PM

ah still not solved. now i thought about it again and this lcd is not pivot so i cant use it in portrait 2d surround mode ...
another possibility would be this benq
http://focus.sk/product.asp?ID=7633 386 eur
or
http://focus.sk/product.asp?ID=9914 277eur
but this one has button pannel on right side so it cant be used in portrait mode very much ...
a c 216 U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 3:18:27 PM

Both of those are 120hz, have DL-DVI connections, so they'll do their job.
August 12, 2012 3:43:54 PM

but benq is 108eur more expensive (tough has pivot and darkness game control switch), so 324 eur more alltogether so that i can get portrait 120hz grrr :) 
i mean i am now on 2.8k eur total with 1 gtx 690 and i already went down with ram to 8gb from 16gb ... argh. ah ok nevermind :) 
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