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    quick dvi question

    Building a new gaming rig for a mate, we had settled on the x1950 pro as the graphics card.

    He wants to keep his crt and i'm trying to find out if this card is dual dvi-d:

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...5&GroupID=1227

    Would i be right in thinking that unlike dvi-i you can't simply put a dongle on a dvi-d port so that it works with a crt?

    And can anyone give a definite answer on the ports that this card has, the microdirect website seems to contradict itself and i can't seem to get a clear idea from the sapphire website.

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    actually you can

    my card came with 2 converters, and if he doesn't get one, i'll give you one of mine if you want or hit ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgybob View Post
    Would i be right in thinking that unlike dvi-i you can't simply put a dongle on a dvi-d port so that it works with a crt?
    Correct. You cant put a converter on a DVI-D port for a CRT. It physicaly wouldnt fit for a start
    Secondly, DVI-D is digital only. Not much use for a CRT.

    As for the card, im almost certain it will be a DVI-I output. They would only be shooting themself in the foot by not providing digital and analogue.
    Infact, DVI-D cards are almost unheard of. Its usualy only used for onboard graphics, where there is a standard D-sub analogue port next to the DVI-D port
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    Thanks guys for putting my mind at ease

    magneticman thanks for the offer, it's very much appreciated. After more googling i find a review which showed the box contents, including 2 convertors so it's looking good.

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    If it has converters with it, they *must* be DVI-I
    DVI-I and DVI-D have physical differences with the socket to stop you putting a converter on it
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    dvi can out put in analogue for crt's i think it is called DVI-A and almost all card manufactured in the last 5 years with dvi can output it
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    Quote Originally Posted by alsenior View Post
    dvi can out put in analogue for crt's i think it is called DVI-A and almost all card manufactured in the last 5 years with dvi can output it
    There is 3 types of DVI port.

    DVI-D = Digital only
    DVI-A = Analogue only
    DVI-I = Both of the above

    Very rare to see DVI-A though
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