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post #1 of 10
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I got a new 23" monitor and it has an HDMI hook up. My graphics card (ASUS GTX460 TOP) also has an HDMI out. I have no HDMI cable but I do have a DVI-HDMI adapter. Can I run the cable from the graphics card DVI out to the monitor with the HDMI adapter. Or just get a regular HDMI cable? Is there a difference?
post #2 of 10
Does the monitor accept DVI? You could just use that.
post #3 of 10
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well yes. Its hooked up through DVI now. I guess I really wanted to know will it look better hooked up through HDMI? Or to get the full benefit of HDMI do I need to skip the adapter and use a HDMI cable.
post #4 of 10
HDMI and DVI are both digital signals, so there shouldn't be too much of a difference between them. Also, HDMI carries audio, if that matters.
post #5 of 10
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I guess I really wanted to know will it look better hooked up through HDMI?
No, DVI and HDMI will look identical.
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I really wanted to know will it look better hooked up through HDMI?
No difference.
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post #7 of 10
Really no difference in signal, only HDMI carries audio. I'd use the HDMI if you do not have ANY other form of receiving sound from your PC. As most people have heard, monitor speakers are really... really not that great.
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post #8 of 10
If your monitor supports 120hz at 1080p resolution, then use the DVI cable. Otherwise, you can use either one.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by mrwalker View Post
If your monitor supports 120hz at 1080p resolution, then use the DVI cable. Otherwise, you can use either one.
He can use an HDMI cable even if his monitor supports 120hz at 1080p. What made you think that it couldn't?
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post #10 of 10
You NEED to get this.

Honestly, you won't be able to tell the difference, use whatever is cheaper. If you need audio, however, buy a cheap HDMI cable.
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