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Yes I am, whoops just found out the 7970 lightning does not support dual DVI mad.gif

How does a current gen, high end GPU not have dual link DVI support? That is a glaring omission if I have ever seen one. You will have to get a displayport cable.

Luckily, the U2713HM has a displayport connection. It seems like people who want to use that GPU with a korean 27 inch monitor that only has DVI would have to buy an active displayport adapter, which isn't particularly cheap.
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post #172 of 3079
I mean, it's not like it's a mystery what ports the card has. Know what you're buying?
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post #173 of 3079
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I mean, it's not like it's a mystery what ports the card has. Know what you're buying?

To many people, the distinction between dual link DVI and regular DVI is not one they are familiar with. Furthermore, I have been so accustomed to ALL cards with dvi ports being the dual link variety that I could see myself not checking to make sure it is dual link compatible before buying. Hell, even my Nvidia 7600GT had a dual link DVI port, and I got that at least 6 years ago. This isn't like a GPU having or not having an HDMI port; the dvi connector on that 7970 looks like a dual link connector (it has all of the banks of pins instead of just the outer two), so the fact that it isn't is bizarre.
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post #174 of 3079
@ TheRipper

7970 Lightning


Lightning has four gold colored mini-DisplayPort connectors, a single-link DVI-I and a single-link DVI-D outputs.

Display port or Dual-DVI has enough bandwidth to display your highest possible resolution 2560x1440.

Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Converter - male to female


Problem solved for about $16. Never had an MSI Lightning and don't know if they provide one. You'd know, but that should do it.
     
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post #175 of 3079
Just got mine smile.gif
If anyone has a fave link to a good way to diagnose the screen etc it's appreciated, I haven't started to research that end yet.
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Just got mine smile.gif
If anyone has a fave link to a good way to diagnose the screen etc it's appreciated, I haven't started to research that end yet.
Cheers
Don't actively search for issues other than dead/bright pixels because you will find something and it will haunt you tongue.gif
No monitor is perfect, as long as it has no dead/bright pixels and the backlight bleed doesn't ruin your experience then be happy thumb.gif
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post #177 of 3079
Thanks Andy smile.gif
It's deffo an upgrade, but makes Lovefilm hd look rather pants. Could be the muti-media settings like, haha
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@ TheRipper

7970 Lightning


Lightning has four gold colored mini-DisplayPort connectors, a single-link DVI-I and a single-link DVI-D outputs.

Display port or Dual-DVI has enough bandwidth to display your highest possible resolution 2560x1440.

Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Converter - male to female


Problem solved for about $16. Never had an MSI Lightning and don't know if they provide one. You'd know, but that should do it.


16 dollars!?!?!?! You can get a displayport to minidisplayport cable from Monoprice for $4 plus shipping.
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post #179 of 3079
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16 dollars!?!?!?! You can get a displayport to minidisplayport cable from Monoprice for $4 plus shipping.

Was guessing.....never had to buy one. Thanks for the info.
     
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excuse me for not wanting to read, but does anyone have recommended settings / calibration guide? I just got this monitor and its looking good but I'm sure stock settings aren't the best.
    
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