Laptop to dual link DVI monitor?
I have a laptop that has a G210m video card and has HDMI out. I also have a 2560x1440 monitor which only has dual-link DVI. I've done some research but I just can't get a definite answer. I believe my HDMI port is version 1.3 which supposedly works with 2560x1440.
Will a simple HDMI to dual link DVI cable work? Or do I need an active cable of some sort? Or will it not work at all?
I know that performance on a resolution that high with this GPU isn't going to be the best, but I won't be gaming or anything like that on it. The power should be sufficient to surf the web.
As far as I know, you don't need any kind of converter to do DVI to HDMI so I assume it works the other way as well. My HTPC uses a DVI to hook up to a Samsung TV using one of those DVI-HDMI cable. The cable itself doesn't say anything direction / connection restriction. The cable isn't expensive so it doesn't hurt to try.
Well I know that DVI and hdmi work together easily. But in my case, my monitor is dual link dvi and the resolution is higher than HD.
If the Wiki article is correct, it looks like you may not get as high of a resolution to display on the monitor. Also, from reading this thread, you won't be able to max out the monitor resolution.
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