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dispaly...analog or digital..which is better?

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wumeeks

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Is there a performance increase in using digital connection with the higher end graphics cards? Or just stick with analog? or does it even matter?
 

MEAT BAG

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Its less conversions that the signal has to go through. The less conversions the less degredation in the signal. IF you use the DVI connector then its
digital > digital

Where if you use the vga its
digital > analog >digital
 
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wumeeks

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very cool. thanks. now i gotta figure out how to get mine to work..when i plug my samsung synchmaster 152T to my 9700 pro with the digital plug i get nothing....maybe ill look into my vid card manual or something heheh. thanks again.
 

HotKoala

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MEAT BAG said:
Where if you use the vga its
digital > analog >digital

That applies only to analogue LCD screens. CRT's are analogue devices.

my friend is gettin a 21 inch crt with dvi connector.. dono why.. mab to have higher resolutions and have enuf bandwidht on the cable or something..

I doubt he'll be able to power a 21" (D)CRT at more than 1024X768. LCD's refresh rates are a lot lower than CRT's and DVI doesn't have the bandwidth to do high res with high refresh. Not to mention most of commercial cards's DVI transmitters run at a mere 112Mhz. That's good for only [email protected]