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VGA > vga to dvi adapter > DVI any advantage ?

by calcajun / January 12, 2007 10:18 PM PST

Is there any advantage going from vga, to vga to dvi adapter, then to dvi input on monitor?

Or the same as going straight vga to vga on monitor?

Is there bigger advantage if i get a new vid card with dvi out?

Currently my machine has onboard Radeon X300/X550 series.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2007 10:33 PM PST

"VGA > vga to dvi adapter > DVI any advantage ?"

None at all unless that's what is needed to connect the monitor you have. Why? The adapter is just wires to send the signal to the proper pins.

"Is there bigger advantage if i get a new vid card with dvi out?

Currently my machine has onboard Radeon X300/X550 series."

I want to lump these two questions into one. Almost any video card can outperform onboard video. So there is an advantage there.


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by calcajun / January 12, 2007 11:34 PM PST
In reply to: None.

I just did a search and found that the benefit of DVI is that digi signal goes straight to monitor whereas vga converts it to analog first and thats where the quality is lost.

So in my case I just stick with VGA or upgrade my vid card.

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Ok, that adapter. How would it do that?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2007 11:45 PM PST
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If you open it up, it's just wires to run the VGA signals from the VGA connection the the DVI.

What magic is this?


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But, for a card with DVI built in
by Ray Harinec / January 13, 2007 1:55 AM PST

Is it correct that because the original video signal created by the CPU is Digital, then using the DVI output from the card eliminates a D to A conversion?

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I'll write "more reading required."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 13, 2007 2:07 AM PST
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Technically you maybe right, but...
by ahtoi / January 13, 2007 3:15 AM PST

common sense says I have to side with Robert. For an average Joe user like me (surfing, doing a little video stuffs, etc.), vga should do just fine; I won't go out and spend big bucks for dvi hardwares. But if hi-def video is your thing, then dvi will be needed.

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