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DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:18 pm

Hello again. I see on the newegg.com Web site: HDMI to DVI-cables that some of the cables are listed as DVI 2, DVI 3, etc...
Look in the second row down from the top and you'll see some examples.

What's the difference? Or is there any?

One more thing I'd like to know on HDMI to DVI cables: Is it true, the more you pay, the better it is?
I'm wondering about getting 10' long cables and should I pay more to get better quality cables or can I still get good/great quality with the cheaper ones at 10' long cables?

EDIT: Also, should I be concerned about whether they have ferrites or not?

Thanks,
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:11 pm

For cables, you always want to go to http://www.monoprice.com :
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:14 pm

Does it matter much between single link and double link?

If you remember, I want to get a 4 monitor set-up for my day trading business.
I have a continuous data feed coming in for my charts and stock quotes during the day.

Single link cables won't hamper/slow the speed?
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:20 pm

Blackink wrote:Single link cables won't hamper/slow the speed?


No they won't. Dual-link is only needed for higher resolutions on a single monitor. If you are going to be running 1920x1200 or less per monitor you are fine with Single link (or HDMI) and dual link won't be utilized at all.
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:29 pm

Up to 1920x1200 @60Hz is okay with single-link DVI or HDMI. If you go to 2560x1440 or higher on a single monitor, you'll want to use DisplayPort or dual-link DVI.

Since you're buying new monitors, you might as well buy some that have DisplayPort inputs. That isn't a terribly expensive feature.
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:46 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:If you go to 2560x1440 or higher on a single monitor, you'll want to use DisplayPort or dual-link DVI.


Many higher res monitors and newer cards can easily do 2560x1440 @ 60 Hz via single HDMI. My 750 Ti and Titans support 2560x1440 @ 60 Hz via HDMI (as I suspect most Nvidia cards Kepler or better do) on my Asus PB278Q's. Then you can get away with some really nice and thin Monoprice Redmere cables.

Which would you rather run?

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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:54 pm

If none of your displays are running *over* 1920x1200, then it doesn't matter which connection method you choose (single-link, dual-link, or any of it). There will be no difference in the picture whatsoever.

That said, DVI is larger and clunkier, and the cables can sometimes be more expensive. Displayport is going to become the standard for PC displays over the next few years, but since this is going to be for watching stocks (and not playing games with G-Sync or high refresh rates), I would just go with the easiest and least expensive route --- most likely HDMI.
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:45 am

I know this is somewhat off-topic, but if you want a Quad FHD setup, just buy one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6889522025

Then connect this to your PC using the included HDMI Cable.
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:06 am

The Egg wrote: Displayport is going to become the standard for PC displays over the next few years,


I'm not sure that the full size DisplayPort connector will ever become the "standard". I think we will likely see mDP take over that role. Even then, future HDMI revisions will give DisplayPort a run for its money.
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:51 am

DisplayPort is becoming the standard mostly because it is royalty-free. HDMI adds more cost. Obviously, you're in the group to whom cost doesn't matter, but for billions of consumer devices, that's a factor.

Because the OP is buying new monitors, graphics card and cables, mini-DisplayPort on the card to DisplayPort on the monitors is the best, most capable and cleanest option.
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:17 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:DisplayPort is becoming the standard mostly because it is royalty-free. HDMI adds more cost. Obviously, you're in the group to whom cost doesn't matter, but for billions of consumer devices, that's a factor.


Just because something is royalty free, it doesn't mean that it will be the "standard". What has been adopted determines more if it becomes a standard or not. H264 vs VP8, MP3 vs OGG, etc, etc. Monitors are likely to have HDMI going forward still so the "cost" factor that HDMI requires a license but DisplayPort doesn't has no effect on the cost other being more expensive to implement as DisplayPort is usually a connection that is put in addition, not "in lieu of". Manufactures accept the minimal cost of licensing a HDMI port because it offers greater compatibility with consumer devices which in turn leads to more sales offsetting any additional cost that HDMI brings with it. A $10000 annual fee, for which a manufacturer is likely to pay for utilizing HDMI in all their products is chump change and an expected expense as they are likely to be needing it on other devices as well. That leaves a 4 cent royalty per device which again is next to negligible in over all production cost. Also keep in mind that the actual cost of the DisplayPort connector are usually more expensive in lot quantities than those of HDMI which are cheap which further reduces the cost difference in implementation.
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:00 pm

Dual link is also needed for 120 / 144hz for high-refresh ownage.
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:29 pm

Prestige Worldwide wrote:Dual link is also needed for 120 / 144hz for high-refresh ownage.


Displayport will handle that as well.
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:30 pm

LASR wrote:I know this is somewhat off-topic, but if you want a Quad FHD setup, just buy one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6889522025

Then connect this to your PC using the included HDMI Cable.



OK LASR, enlighten me a bit and explain why that t.v. has 3 HDMI ports on it?!?

Is it because if your video card has 2 or more HDMI ports, or even 3 HDMI ports, that you can connect them all to this t.v. to get that 3840x 2160 resolution?

EDIT: And I can run a t.v. that size from my pc?
I'm looking at a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 graphics card to add to a new build, that should handle that?
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:32 pm

Perhaps you want to connect your PC, your PlayStation 4 and your TiVo all to the same display.
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Re: DVI 5, DVI 2, DVI 3,.....is there a difference in these?

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:36 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Perhaps you want to connect your PC, your PlayStation 4 and your TiVo all to the same display.



I don't own a Playstation, or a TiVo, but with a screen THAT size, I'd have the room for them and more!!! lol
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