Originally Posted by DaGoat
That still doesn't explain how come one can display 1440p with an analogue DVI-I port, as analogue is limited to 2048x1536.
what don't you get? dl-dvi-i accepts dual/single link dvi-d for digital with maximum res of 2560x1600 or -a (analog) for 2048x1536. dvi-a is the analog ONLY port. dvi-i or dl-dvi-i accepts both if necessary. it's just legacy support in a sense.
DVI-I (integrated, combines digital and analog in the same connector; digital may be single- or dual-link)
why are we even talking about analog anyways? These monitors are dl-dvi digitally connected monitors. They can be plugged into dedicated dl-dvi-d ports or dl-dvi-i ports. end of story
Originally Posted by DaGoat Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Yeah hopefully I still remember what I talked about 2-3 days ago, I'd be worried otherwise, this is not the same point.
Just checked for nvidia, this is true,but almost all 7970 cards have Single-link on DVI-D and Dual-link on DVI-I.
This gets even more confusing when you consder that it is said that Radeon cards perfrorm better at higher resolutions (it's all over the thread).
So I wonder how is it for Radeon cards owners ?
not necessary true that radeon out performs in all cases every time(with radeon drivers no thanks plus it costs more to go radeon with these monitors because you must have a dp to dl-dvi adapter for eyefinity in my case, plus the struggle of finding a card that has enough of the correct dvi connections on it), but that is just how amd does their cards or their suppliers choose to do their cards. almost ALL nvidia 6 series cards have dl-dvi-d .. dl-dvi-i, dp, hdmi all on one card. why doesn't amd do it? who knows....makes no sense, but 1440p or 3d monitors are not mainstream enough for gaming (especially for 1440p eyefinity, most people use single link 1080p monitors or dp monitors) to put dl-dvi ports all over their cards I guess. vs. nvidia pushes 3d big time which requires dl-dvi.Edited by Descadent - 1/15/13 at 2:32pm