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Whats the difference between DVI-I & DVI-D?

airey Avatar
8y, 4d agoPosted 8 years, 4 days ago
I currently have a 9800GT graphics card and a Samsung SM2032MW TV/Monitor. They are connected by a VGA cable with an adapter on the graphics card. If I wanted to use a DVI cable, would I need a DVI-I to DVI-I or a DVI-D to DVI-D cable? (The monitor has both VGA and DVI sockets)

Also will a DVI cable give a much better picture or should I just stick to the VGA cable?

Rep for any help, thanks.
airey Avatar
8y, 4d agoPosted 8 years, 4 days ago
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1 Like #3
The main advantage is never needing to 'Auto-Adjust'

Picture quality is not something I could really notice tbh...
#4
Cheers, so a DVI-D to DVI-D cable should do the job :thumbsup:

+rep
#5
airey
Cheers, so a DVI-D to DVI-D cable should do the job :thumbsup:

+rep


That's what I use but it depends on the screen and card...

DVI-D is usually right! :)
1 Like #6
airey
Cheers, so a DVI-D to DVI-D cable should do the job :thumbsup:

+rep


Yes, the difference between DVI-I and DVI-D is that DVI-I has an analogue component to give you a VGA connection with an adapter however for use with DVI it's the same cable regardless.

John
1 Like #7
Well DVI-I will carry both analogue (vga) and digital signals.

Your graphics card must be DVI-I as you're using a VGA adapter on it. Some screens do have DVI-I ports but as yours is a cheap one I guess it's just got DVI-D. So in this case you want a DVI-D to DVI-D cable.
#8
Thanks all :)

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