Yeah those last options look good. But why does it need to be an active display cable? Does your laptop have a mini dp female out? If so they have cables with male mini DP to dual link dvi, unless these are for DVI devices to DP monitors. Not sure on that. With a 1080 inside your laptop should have no issues driving a 2560x1440 display.Hello guys,
I am currently trying to connect my 27 inch 2560x1440 Yamakasi, which I bought back in 2011 to my Clevo gaming laptop with a gtx1080 inside.
The laptop has USB 3.0, Mini Displayport and HDMI outputs.
From what I've gathered so far I need something like this:
this is quite pricey and I'm wondering if in 2019 there are cheaper alternatives, or do I need to bite the bullet and get something like the above?
Will perhaps this:
together with this:
Work just as well and save me a few dollars?
Yeah those last options look good. But why does it need to be an active display cable? Does your laptop have a mini dp female out? If so they have cables with male mini DP to dual link dvi, unless these are for DVI devices to DP monitors. Not sure on that. With a 1080 inside your laptop should have no issues driving a 2560x1440 display.
Thanks on that confirmation. I thought active adapters were for displays with higher than 2560x1600 resolution, or for non DP++ ports. I forgot about the dual link requirement, doh. If his laptop is DP++ it already has the conversion chips built in, if not he will need an active adapter. I think this is correct info, lol....If it is not active then the signal will be single link
Good to know, thanks for the report. :thumb:Quick report. I just upgraded my GPU to a RTX2070S, and had to use an adapter for that.
I have an SL A1 which would get me 120HZ before (110Hz stable with no artifacts).
Using an Apple DVI > Minidp and a minidp > DP adapter, I was able to get to 75Hz stable.
I tried purchasing one of the advised adapters that would go straight to DP, but they failed me and got returned.
At least it still works with some kind of OC.
So i have a similar issue as i recently upgraded to a 2080S, Im only using as a second screen so i also dont care about getting more than 60hz.So...anyone still got a picture out with any DP/HDMI -> DVI adapter?
I tried with this https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32407972546.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.9.1e8bad7de6GNNq
However I just now noticed it says it supports only up to 1080, so that might be the issue why it's not working. Already have a new monitor ordered but it would be nice to keep this as a secondary, even if only 60Hz.