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What cable should I use from my gpu to monitor?

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    What cable should I use from my gpu to monitor?

    Hello, I'm CrazyKilla

    Currently I'm using a dvi to vga converter on my gpu to a vga cable into my monitor.
    I hear the best cables to use are hdmi and displayport, but last I tried hdmi it only allowed me to go up to 1920x1080 (my monitor is 1920x1200).
    My monitor does not have a displayport input, could I use a display port to vga/hdmi and still get all the goodies of displayport, or will there be a downside?
    Would it even make a difference to use a display port rather than dvi to vga?

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    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64

    Have a read here Crazykilla

    What?s the Difference Between HDMI and DVI? Which is Better?

    HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme? | PCWorld

    HDMi should be the best in my opinion, not sure why you couldn't get 1920x1200
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    If you can get 1920x1200 out of the VGA connector you should also be able to get 1920x1200 out of the DVI on the same video card. If its the same DVI connector that the DVI to VGA adapter is on its already running at 1920x1200. They can't run at independent resolutions on the same connector, they are feed from the same VPU.
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What cable should I use from my gpu to monitor?
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