[SOLVED] DisplayPort/HDMI to VGA Converter Safe for the Graphic Card?

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I have a GTX 1660 Super which I want to connect to an unused VGA monitor (the monitor do not have other port available other than VGA) as secondary monitor.
Question 1 : which is better, DisplayPort to VGA converter OR HDMI to VGA converter?
Question 2 : will using converter have bad effect to my graphic card? Will it damage my graphic card somehow, or it is safe?

Thanks
 

kanewolf

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I have a GTX 1660 Super which I want to connect to an unused VGA monitor (the monitor do not have other port available other than VGA) as secondary monitor.
Question 1 : which is better, DisplayPort to VGA converter OR HDMI to VGA converter?
Question 2 : will using converter have bad effect to my graphic card? Will it damage my graphic card somehow, or it is safe?

Thanks
#1 -- Neither is very good. Analog video through an adapter usually is disappointing.
#2 -- It shouldn't. I don't recommend a $6 AliExpress version, but a name brand adapter should be OK.
 

kanewolf

Titan
Moderator
I have a GTX 1660 Super which I want to connect to an unused VGA monitor (the monitor do not have other port available other than VGA) as secondary monitor.
Question 1 : which is better, DisplayPort to VGA converter OR HDMI to VGA converter?
Question 2 : will using converter have bad effect to my graphic card? Will it damage my graphic card somehow, or it is safe?

Thanks
#1 -- Neither is very good. Analog video through an adapter usually is disappointing.
#2 -- It shouldn't. I don't recommend a $6 AliExpress version, but a name brand adapter should be OK.
 
Aug 23, 2020
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Hi kanewolf, quick follow up question,

#1 Yeah it will not be ideal but I need to choose between DisplayPort or HDMI converter to VGA.
Which one would you suggest, DisplayPort or HDMI to VGA?
 

kanewolf

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Hi kanewolf, quick follow up question,

#1 Yeah it will not be ideal but I need to choose between DisplayPort or HDMI converter to VGA.
Which one would you suggest, DisplayPort or HDMI to VGA?
I don't believe there is any difference. The only requirement is that you get an active (powered) adapter. It may have a supplemental USB cable for power or it can get power from the video port.
 

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