Advice about new PC needed, please!

Started May 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Advice about new PC needed, please!

rio911 wrote:

One last thing, if you are also getting a proper monitor make sure that both the monitor and graphics card have a Display port or at least Dual DVI.  I'm not sure why but some people suggest staying away from HDMI connection.

The latest versions of the HDMI specification allow for high resolutions (e.g., 2560 x 1440 pixels). However, vendors are much more uneven about implementing high-resolution HDMI than thay are about implementing high-resolution dual-link DVI (the POINT of dual links) or DisplayPort.

So you might get a high-resolution monitor that accepts proper resolution over HDMI, only to find that your video card's HDMI output only goes up to 1080p (HDTV) or 1920x1200 pixels (monitor).

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