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I have a 24 inch 1920x1280 Monitor from Acer with a DVI and VGA Port.

Is it true that the performance of my GPU (GTX 295) will be increased by connecting it to the monitor with a DVI cable instead of the DVI to VGA Adapter?

Will that really give more FPS?
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Quite possible you'll get superior image quality, but no, you're not going to improve your FPS.
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But image quality will seriously improve?
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Image quality won't improve one bit if you're using a VGA cable from the last 5 years.

Seriously people, there's nothing wrong with VGA. It looks EXACTLY like DVI, unless the cable you are using is faulty. And you WILL know if it's faulty. If it looks fine, it isn't.

There won't be any image quality improvements if you're using a proper VGA cable with that...
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DVI is digital, VGA is analog, you want to go to DVI for sure but your FPS will not change...
    
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DVI is digital, VGA is analog, you want to go to DVI for sure but your FPS will not change...
And if the VGA cable is analog, what's so wrong with that? It doesn't matter one bit for image quality with a TN panel, maybe it might matter in higher end panels, but not much.

VGA can produce a very clean nice sharp image. Being analog doesn't mean anything at this point, it is just a cable. It will produce near perfect image. Unless of course the OP is using a 60 feet cable, but yeah. A normal <5 year old cable will produce an image just as nice to the average consumer as a DVI cable.
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And if the VGA cable is analog, what's so wrong with that? It doesn't matter one bit for image quality with a TN panel, maybe it might matter in higher end panels, but not much.

VGA can produce a very clean nice sharp image. Being analog doesn't mean anything at this point, it is just a cable. It will produce near perfect image. Unless of course the OP is using a 60 feet cable, but yeah. A normal <5 year old cable will produce an image just as nice to the average consumer as a DVI cable.
Nope incorrect, Read the link and learn, from it "Much of the DVI specifications and its differences from VGA aren’t widely understood. VGA is based on analog signals, at least in terms of what goes across the cables themselves. Although the monitor signal always starts and its life as digital. With VGA systems it is converted to analog as it leaves the graphics card for the purposes of sending it through the cable, then converted back to digital format at the other end, over in the monitor. One drawback of this is the inability to address the monitor’s picture elements - the individual pixels - precisely. "

http://www.thesmallest.com/lessonettes/dviandvga.html


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Originally Posted by Sync_Bit View Post
Nope incorrect, Read the link and learn, from it "Much of the DVI specifications and its differences from VGA aren’t widely understood. VGA is based on analog signals, at least in terms of what goes across the cables themselves. Although the monitor signal always starts and its life as digital. With VGA systems it is converted to analog as it leaves the graphics card for the purposes of sending it through the cable, then converted back to digital format at the other end, over in the monitor. One drawback of this is the inability to address the monitor’s picture elements - the individual pixels - precisely. "

http://www.thesmallest.com/lessonettes/dviandvga.html


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But you're forgetting that most low end displays are inable to take use of that DVI signal properly. Most lowe end panels that i've seen DITHER. The interference resulting from VGA is 10x less serious than the dithering that the monitors have, and therefore not noticiable.
The slightly degraded image quality will NOT be visible with a low end panel...

And remember, the OP is asking for a significant quality difference... The difference, if even visible, is minimal. I would use DVI, just for the improved image quality, although it is barely even visible, if at all..
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Have there been any documented differences in the quality both DVI and VGA provide?
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