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My GPU is down bellow. The question is will I notice the difference if I buy a DVI cable or just leave the converter that came with my GPU? I'm using a 21.5 inch LED monitor by AOC and it only came with a VGA cable and before I throw money down I was just wondering if its worth it. Thanks for the help.
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i the tv dvi compatible?!
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It's not an earthshattering difference to be honest.

With dvi, it's digital all the way from your card to the monitor, nothing is recalculated. The luminence and colour of each pixel is sent directly from the card and is directly interpreted and represented by the display.

With a dsub connection the digital from the card has to be converted to RGB (of which each colour has 256 possible levels). Basically, it's possible that some of the colour accuracy is scrubbed in this process, and it introduces latency (although I don't think it's measurable...).
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i the tv dvi compatible?!
No not at all only hdmi and vga but its 720p.

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Originally Posted by fluxlite View Post
It's not an earthshattering difference to be honest.

With dvi, it's digital all the way from your card to the monitor, nothing is recalculated. The luminence and colour of each pixel is sent directly from the card and is directly interpreted and represented by the display.

With a dsub connection the digital from the card has to be converted to RGB (of which each colour has 256 possible levels). Basically, it's possible that some of the colour accuracy is scrubbed in this process, and it introduces latency (although I don't think it's measurable...).
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post #5 of 11
DVI/HDMI > Dsub. Images look clearer and the quality is better.
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post #6 of 11
For a PC, digital is the only way I'd go. I have my Xbox hooked up with VGA, though, and it doesn't matter much since it's not very crisp to begin with.
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Are you going to miss $10? You have a good card and a good monitor, might as well use a good cable.
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Money was never the issue I was just wondering if it would make a noticeable difference.
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post #9 of 11
It will be noticeable. Nice and crisp image you will get and supposed to be better color.
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post #10 of 11
i actually jus did this a few weeks ago and i can say normal net surfing not a hole lot dif but watching vids and photoshop much nicer i recomend it games seem nicer even
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