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if my dell moniotir has a hdmi port, does that mean i can run an hdmi cable from the monitor to the mobo and have it work?

or do monitors still require the dvi?
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post #2 of 11
It depends on the monitor's inputs. Basically, your answer is yes.
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post #3 of 11
If your motherboard has a hdmi output and the monitor has hdmi input then yes. However i would try both dvi and hdmi. For my monitor i found that dvi gave me more consistent picture quality than hdmi.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by lilraver018 View Post
If your motherboard has a hdmi output and the monitor has hdmi input then yes. However i would try both dvi and hdmi. For my monitor i found that dvi gave me more consistent picture quality than hdmi.
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post #5 of 11
HDMI is frame rate limited, DVI is not. For a monitor, DVI is better.
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post #6 of 11
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HDMI is frame rate limited, DVI is not. For a monitor, DVI is better.
Every day's a school day... limited to what fps?
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory View Post
Every day's a school day... limited to what fps?
Depends on the TV's video processor. My Samsung 42inch lcd limits my frames when running 1080p via HDMI, very noticeable when moving your mouse cursor around.

Enabling your TV's game mode can alleviate this at the cost of some picture quality, although it just makes your pc games look something akin to xbox 360 graphics. Seeing as i only use my 42inch when playing games with my xbox controller for pc, i dont mind too much.
Edited by Lerkah - 10/11/11 at 11:08pm
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post #8 of 11
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ok, so if you have a vid card with only dvi ports like most people do, hdmi inputs on monitors doesnt really do much
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ok, so if you have a vid card with only dvi ports like most people do, hdmi inputs on monitors doesnt really do much
just stick with dvi yeah. hdmi is useful for watching movies on larger screens via one of my laptops because it covers the audio too meaning less plugs, but thats about it
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post #10 of 11
HDMI 1.4 isn't so limited, you'll be fine if you have a TV with that spec, my TV handles what ever FPS my GPU dishes out (seen as high as 183 on bfbc2).
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