Hello, I'm writing this to inquire about a new GPU I'm going to be getting and a question about the display cables. My current card has one display cable of each VGA, HDMI and DVI
MSI (Nvidia) GeForce GT 430:
My current monitor has hooked up to it a VGA cable. The GPU I'm looking at (MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk, which is MSI's take on a Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti) has 2 DVI-I connectors in the back and one mini-HDMI connector.
MSI (Nvidia GeForce) N560GTX-Ti Hawk:
Simple question: Why are there 2 DVI-I connectors? My monitor has one DVI output and no HDMI outputs at all. You can get a DVI-HDMI adapter but I'm wondering whether it's worth it.
Can I run the card functionally with one DVI cable connected into one of the DVI-I slots? Or will I have to get a DVI-HDMI adapter and plug my DVI into the HDMI slot?
Even then, will the one input to the HDMI slot be enough? Do I need more than one cable coming out of my GPU? I hate cables.
Ok for the first question unless you are wanting sound to come from your monitor (if it has speakers) there is no reason to use the HDMI connector the DVI has the same quality it just doesn't have a sound signal like the HDMI.
Yeah you just use one of the DVI connectors for your monitor if you had another monitor you can hook it up to the other DVI connector.
You only need the one cable going from you DVI to your monitor.