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Old 02-17-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default DVI or VGA cables?

I'm putting in a new video card and need to know which cable is better for graphics?
DVI or VGA?
This is the card I'm putting in:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133280

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DVI or VGA?
I have no idea. Aren't they the same thing? Will a VGA cable fit in a DVI slot?
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DVI will give you better video quality if your monitor supports it.
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If its Digital DVI (DVI-D) then the picture will be much better. If its analog (DVI-A) the picture will make very little difference, so use them if you have them, but don't go spend $30 on cables.
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I much prefer DVI, but VGA works, albeit at a lower quality.
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Doesn't that card only have a DVI port? Or are you going to get one of those DVI-to-VGA adapters? I find no difference in quality between VGA and DVI :S
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The card comes with one of the adapters.

Or at least every video card I've ever bought has, unless it had a D-sub.

Yes there is a difference between the two.
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Doesn't that card only have a DVI port? Or are you going to get one of those DVI-to-VGA adapters? I find no difference in quality between VGA and DVI :S
I noticed a big increase in quality when I switched to DVI on my monitor; it was more crisp and clear.
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HDMI looks even better. I have DVI on two of mine and HDMI on one, and the HDMI one has better colors and is more crisp.
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I noticed a big increase in quality when I switched to DVI on my monitor; it was more crisp and clear.
Something is wrong with your monitor then.

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HDMI looks even better. I have DVI on two of mine and HDMI on one, and the HDMI one has better colors and is more crisp.
HDMI and DVI transmit the same digital signal. I doubt you're seeing a better picture with either connection.
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