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2nd Monitor connecting question

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Last response: in Computer Peripherals
December 3, 2012 10:59:05 AM

I'll be getting a 2nd monitor soon, my question is which connection should I use for it.

My current GPU is ASUS GTX 580 DirectCU II, which has:

D-Sub Output : Yes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1)
DVI Output : Yes x 2 (DVI-I)
HDMI Output : Yes x 1
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
(taken from:

I currently have Asus VE248H monitor and I'm planning to get a second one.(Link: includes: 1 DVI cable and 1 VGA cable)

Currently I am using HDMI to connect my current monitor, for the 2nd monitor, I have 2 options currently:

1. Use the DVI cable that comes with the monitor, but I'm not sure if the DVI cable can connect to my GPU as the Monitor has a DVI-D connection and my GPU has DVI-I.
2. Buy a HDMI cable along with a HDMI-DisplayPort converter

Thanks! :) 

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a b C Monitor
December 3, 2012 6:51:18 PM

#1 should work fine. A normal DVI cable is actually DVI-D on both ends and connects right to the DVI-I on your video card.
a b C Monitor
December 4, 2012 8:20:40 PM

You are welcome!