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[Q]No HDMI on 7970 Lightning?

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February 14, 2013 5:29:12 AM

I just saw the 7970 Lightning but there was No HDMI on it! Why is it? Also with an adapter will I be able to get the same performance as a HDMI?

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a c 134 U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 5:31:16 AM

You should know that both DVI and HDMI have the same quality so I wouldn't worry :)  Also yes an adapter would do the same thing and you would be in business sir.
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February 14, 2013 5:33:08 AM

MSI's site states that they give many adapters so Nice!
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February 14, 2013 5:33:26 AM

Also are DVI and DSUB the same?
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February 14, 2013 5:35:00 AM

hotshot2797 said:
I just saw the 7970 Lightning but there was No HDMI on it! Why is it? Also with an adapter will I be able to get the same performance as a HDMI?


This is because, in the grand scheme of things, HDMI is no longer the "top" output. Everyday HDMI is limited to 1920x1200, while both DisplayPort and DVI-D can output 2560x1440. Also, while the 7970 Lightning has 6 outputs, you'll notice that only 2 are DVI-D. This is because Eyefinity requires all displays beyond the second to be driven by DisplayPort. If you have a third monitor that doesn't have DisplayPort you need an active DisplayPort to HDMI/DVI-D adapter to output it with any Eyefinity enabled card.

Edit: looks like I haven't looked at that card in a while. Both DVI ports are single link, meaning they can output the same resolution as HDMI. DVI-D means that you have digital only (so you can't output to an analog [most commonly VGA] monitor through an adapter) while DVI-I has both digital and analog outputs (so you can use an adapter on that one).
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a c 134 U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 5:35:01 AM

They give you DVI-D and DVI-I. DVI-D is used for high resolution displays as well as 120hz monitors. They are not the same.
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February 14, 2013 5:48:07 AM

hotshot2797 said:
Does this work without any hassles? http://www.aocindia.com/product.php?product_id=22&type=...

also I hope the repsonse time dosent meddle with my gaming?


That monitor supports DVI-D input, so it will work as long as you are only ever planning on having two of them (or else buying active adapters @ $80/ea)
The response time is a bit slow, even for an IPS panel, but it shouldn't have too much of an effect, it will only ever be truly noticeable online when your ping is below 14 ms (single player wise it might be noticeable, I don't have enough experience with that high of a response time to give you a definitive answer).
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a c 134 U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 5:56:28 AM

Agreed I would say that you are just fine with that monitor and the dvi connections. Is that what you have?
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February 14, 2013 6:16:31 AM

So guys I am Coupling the Lightning with a 3470, will It be ok for about 3 years?
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a c 134 U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 6:44:08 AM

Hard to say. I would say that it will blow things out of the water now but in the future as it still may be useful as one would suspect that in time you will have to turn down settings how much its hard to say but I can't imagine a ton over 2 years more so in 3.
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February 14, 2013 7:49:39 AM

I could not understand.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 7:51:41 AM

I'm just trying to say that over time you may have to turn settings down in games. However your card should be good in a few years however there is no such thing as futureproof so just something to keep in mind.
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February 14, 2013 7:56:36 AM

bigshootr8 said:
I'm just trying to say that over time you may have to turn settings down in games. However your card should be good in a few years however there is no such thing as futureproof so just something to keep in mind.


Yeah I guess. But for example BF5(assuming it releases somwhere in 2015) can I be able to run it on medium to high settings?
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 8:37:46 AM

hotshot2797 said:
Yeah I guess. But for example BF5(assuming it releases somwhere in 2015) can I be able to run it on medium to high settings?


We can't know that-how are we supposed to know that?? There's not even a BF4 at the moment and you're asking for the game after it??
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 8:37:53 AM

Speculation is all you are going to get for answers - with GPUs get the best you can afford and when you don't like the performance in game any more - upgrade. The time line for this is just a guess.
-Bruce
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February 14, 2013 8:48:35 AM

Guys thanks for all the help,you think getting a 7950 over a 7970 is better?
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 8:50:45 AM

7970 is the better card. 7950 has better price to performance ratio. Get the 7950 if you'd like to save a few bucks. Overclocking the 7950 can deliver performance similar to a GTX680 too.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 6:39:53 PM

If overclocking is your thing of course. But yea its all about getting the best card you can afford with what money you have to spend.
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 1:28:06 AM

my 7950 handles 1440p no problem, even ultra modded skryim, i dont see the value of a 7970 unless you need the 6gb vram or are running 3 monitors.

that being said, an msi 680 lightning oc'd to 1600+mhz on water cant be messed with by any 7970, even on water.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 2:03:59 AM

There was a test ran recently with a 7950 with sleeping dogs from TTL from oc3d and with maxed settings you saw issues at that resolution so I would say a 7950 in all cases is not accurate.
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