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Old August 11, 2009, 04:46 PM
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I currently have an 8800 GTS vid card and an LG LCD Monitor 1680 x 1040.

When I hooked it up I used the DVI to VGA cable adapeter and connected to the VGA socket on the monitor.

The monitor also has a DVI socket. Am I missing anything by not using a DVI cable.?

Primary use is gaming.
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Old August 11, 2009, 04:51 PM
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Short answer is yes, but not massive. DVI takes digital information and feeds it straight to the monitor without going through conversion. VGA will have to do that.
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Old August 11, 2009, 04:57 PM
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DVI gives a cleaner picture, but what you're doing will work...
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Old August 11, 2009, 06:09 PM
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one thing is if you are an on-line gaming that is very serious then you don't want dvi because there is a a tiny bit of lag ( so I have heard)
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Old August 11, 2009, 06:19 PM
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I'm also pretty sure that VGA is only good up to a certain resolution where DVI is needed to go higher.
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Old August 11, 2009, 07:23 PM
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At 1680x1050, I doubt it matters. I think VGA is good up to 2048x1536 in theory as CRT's did that back in the day.

Though typically if you have DVI, you might as well use it. Should give you a sharper image, and your monitor won't have to do that Auto Adjust procedure when you change resolutions.
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Old August 11, 2009, 07:24 PM
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VGA actually looks better as it's analog and that gives a better picture but you'll never notice. Unless you're running 2560x1600 it is not a problem.
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Old August 11, 2009, 07:44 PM
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VGA actually looks better as it's analog and that gives a better picture but you'll never notice. Unless you're running 2560x1600 it is not a problem.
Don't know about that, DVI looks sharper than VGA whenever I tried it.
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Don't know about that, DVI looks sharper than VGA whenever I tried it.
Sharper maybe but the colours will be better, they just won't look better b/c it's such a minute difference the human eye can't really tell.
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Old August 11, 2009, 08:03 PM
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So if my eyes can't see the difference in the colours but they can definitely see the difference in sharpness then DVI is still better .
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