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I've been using DVI for years and just realized that my monitor has a HDMI 1.3 port and that my graphics card has a mini- HDMI port.
So I am not sure if I need some sort of special cable to connect.
Do I need mini-hdmi to hdmi adapter?

Here is my monitor:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236100
And here is my graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121412R

Can somebody link me a type of cable that would work? Also, as I understand that HDMI also transfers audio through the graphics card to the monitor?
Will I need to download additional drivers for my graphics card in order to be able to hear the HDMI audio?

Completely noob with all this hdmi stuff. I don't have consoles nor do I watch or own a TV.
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dvi is better than hdmi for displaying colors. hdmi is good for below 1080p
 
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post #3 of 7
Yes you need a mini to hdmi, your card might have came with one. Also yes it brings audio through it too, no need for extra drivers.

In one of my monitors, I have my xbox plugged in via hdmi and I use my monitor for sound since it has built in speakers.
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I game and watch movies at 1920x1080 resolution on my Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor. Would I benefit from HDMI?
Also, thanks chinesethunda, I was looking at that cable but wasn't sure if it was the correct one.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zensou View Post

I game and watch movies at 1920x1080 resolution on my Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor. Would I benefit from HDMI?
Also, thanks chinesethunda, I was looking at that cable but wasn't sure if it was the correct one.

i would recommend you stay on dvi. all there is with hdmi is "true" blacks but IMO theyre too dark. and like i said in my post, dvi is better than hdmi for displaying colors
 
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by hjtyh View Post

Will I need to download additional drivers for my graphics card in order to be able to hear the HDMI audio?
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Im pretty sure you dont. I just stick my hdmi cable into my monitor and itll have the audio come through.

@op I usually dont use hdmi, like srsparky said I find the the colors a little more vivid with the dvi connection, not really noticable imo.
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