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Will a DVI-D cable work with a DVI-I input?

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My monitor is DVI-D only, my graphics card is DVI-I. Will it work? lol
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Originally Posted by itachi182 View Post
My monitor is DVI-D only, my graphics card is DVI-I. Will it work? lol
DVI-I is essentially universal. A DVI-D cable will work fine.
    
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DVI-I is essentially universal. A DVI-D cable will work fine.
Alright, also I had another silly question. Is Dynex a good brand for cables? It's the only DVI-D Cable I can find in my city, and it's at my local bestbuy. It probably doesn't even matter, they're all probably the same lol
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at the end of the day, a cable is a cable. both dvi cables i got cost less than $10 together. been using them for about 2 yrs now.
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Don't buy a cable in a store ever. That's where they make most of their profit.

A $50 cable in store costs them about $10.

www.monoprice.com and www.newegg.com both have cheap cables that are the same quality as the Best Buy ones.

To go in depth on the cable types, there are three main ones for DVI. The following just classifies what kind of signal it carries.
  • DVI-A (analog)
  • DVI-D (digital)
  • DVI-I (analog and digital)

On top of that, there are Single link and Dual Link cables. This correlates to the bandwidth, or resolution that they can handle. Since the price difference is nearly non-existent, grab Dual-link cables.

So, you are looking for a DVI-D or DVI-I dual link cable. Like this one.

Product page with different lengths.
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Thanks guys,

I had one more question: Will a DVI actually make any difference compared to a VGA connection? Is there any increase in anything? lol
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i would guess yes, since VGA is Analog only, and dvi can be and usually is Digital
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