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Dual DVI Cables?
1x DVI connector at one end...
2x DVI connectors at the other end...


I am assuming the:
2x DVI end connects to the graphics card?
and
1x DVI end goes into the monitor?


Whats the increase in quality when using this?
Is this a gimic or does it actualy have some good end results cause of this?
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The point of that cable would be to split the signal. One end goes into video card, other ends go into seperate monitors.
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so why do graphics cards come with 2x DVI ports then?

Surely having a cable that can split the DVI signal would make having 2 ports on a graphics card redundant.....likewise vice versa...
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Originally Posted by Valllldondo View Post
so why do graphics cards come with 2x DVI ports then?

Surely having a cable that can split the DVI signal would make having 2 ports on a graphics card redundant.....likewise vice versa...
Having two DVI ports on the graphics card enables you to have two different images on two different monitors. You can have one application on one screen, and another application on the other.

With a splitter cable, all you can do is send the same image out to multiple screens.
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alright...
what am i reading about then...lol

Folk / reviews are going on about using Dual DVI to increase bandwidth and resolutions on one monitor / hdtv...

is this something completely different to what i initialy asked...lol
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post #6 of 8
What you are reading about is called dual-link dvi. It's done with a single DVI connector, and any video card made from probably the nvidia 5 series and up has it. It just allows a higher resolution over DVI, it's only used on the 30" monitors really.
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alright...
just curious as would hate to be missing out on anything!...lol
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post #8 of 8
Long story short, your video card supports dual-link DVI, and if you got a 30" screen you could plug it in and be good to go . As long as your DVI cable isn't chopped in half currently, you should be getting the best picture that you can.
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