Originally Posted by jcrew3002
DVI-I is better it is the newest standard And can act as a DVI-D, you will not find DVI-D ports on newer video cards only DVI-I ports. Always go with DVI-I unless it is a old screen or old video card.
DVI-I is not better than DVI-D -- at least not for this application. A DVI-I cable is just a DVI-D (digital) and DVI-A (analog) combined for simplicity's sake. There's no benefit whatsoever in using a DVI-I cable on a device that requires a DVI-D cable (both send the same digital signal). In fact, you can't even use a DVI-I with this monitor because the female DVI socket type only supports DVI-D (it doesn't have the 4 extra pin holes, etc).
So, to the above poster that this quote was originally directed toward, don't go out and buy a DVI-I cable because it won't even work. The proper cable (Dual-link DVI-D) will come in the box with the 950D.
Edit: Also wanted to add that you can use a DVI-D cable even if your graphics card or monitor is the DVI-I format. In fact, pretty much every graphics card is DVI-I and not DVI-D (for obvious reasons). However, you CAN"T use a DVI-I cable with a DVI-D only device because it simply won't fit into the socket.Edited by SeanPoe - 12/12/11 at 3:27pm