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    DVI connection compatibility

    As I've been wandering through graphics cards, I've noticed some are said to be DVI-I, others DVI-D, and I have a question. If I bought a DVI-I graphics card (let's say, X1950PRO) and a DVI-D monitor (let's say, Samsung 931C), would those two be okay? As I haven't seen DVI-I to DVI-D cable (only DVI-D to DVI-D or DVI-I to DVI-I)? Would there be a way to connect those two, or could I simply use any of those two cables? Thanks in advance.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVI

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    http://www2.dvigear.com/faq.html (question 5).

    Due to the pins & layout of the connections, the DVI-D male will go into a DVI-I female socket (but not vice-versa). In which case, I *think* your setup above would be ok with a DVI-D cable.

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    Ok, so I *think* I know that the DVI connections on a card are female. What are usually the connections on displays, I suppose female aswell? (I don't know, I have a laptop).

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