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post #1 of 11
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which is better? and is there that much of a difference between the two?
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post #2 of 11
DVI is better quality, VGA is older i guess and not as good
post #3 of 11
With CRT's, the difference is neglegable, but on LCD's text is clearer and color is usualy richer with DVI, becuase the signal stays digital the whole time, instead of being digital in the GPU, analog in the cable, and then converted back to digital for the monitor.
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post #4 of 11
DVI is better then VGA.

DVI is a digital signal and VGA is analogue... so this is a highly simplified idea of how it works

DVI you have digital signal from your gfx card go to your monitor
VGA you have digital signal which is turned into analogue travels across your cable to your monitor then the monitor turns it into digital to display.
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post #5 of 11
I use VGA with my monitor(only supports it) and dvi with my video card. I've noticed no ghosting or bad colors, and everything is sharp. DVI is better, but until you hit high resoultions with a lot more pixels to change per 1/100th of a second, you should be fine with VGA.
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post #6 of 11
Imo, no difference. Short and sweet I know but i tried both, and dont really see a difference.
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post #7 of 11
Ive got DVI at work (BFG 5700LX - lol) and DVI-to-vga converting at home since I have a lame moni at home with no DVI, and let me tell you I can see NO difference at all, both monitors are 19'' LCDs, my home is ACER 1914 and work is some rebadged princeton I think the sticker over it says KOGI or some such thing... although admittedly I only play CS 1.5 at work and I game all sorts of stuff at home, no ghosting on either, although home has better colour quality since home is 75hz ref rate and work is locked to 65hz due to the monitor being cheap

I bet if you have a higher refresh rate, larger monitor, high dot pitch, then MAYBE you might see a difference (which will probably depend on the quality of the cable and connectors themselves)
    
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post #8 of 11
Couldnt have said it any better
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post #9 of 11
Keep in mind...there are two DVI's. DVI digital and DVI analog. Analog is the EXACT same thing as VGA.

As of now, unless the videocard supports HDMI, odd's are it's all analog. The reason you MIGHT see a difference in signal quality is because the DVI cable, in general, is heavily shielded.
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post #10 of 11
^^ Well damn I didnt know that. I bet my DVI at work is analog anyways since the monitor is cheap and the gfx card is ooOooOOolllllld XD
    
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