HDMI or DVI?

quaquas

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I'm guessing you get this a lot but I have an Asus 1080p 60Hz VP247h which only has 1 hdmi port to which my PS4 is connected and I recently bought a PC which is being assembled at the moment and I don't know if I should connect it to my monitor via DVI or even get an HDMI switch. I also don't know what HDMI version my monitor supports (I believe it is 1.4) and wether I can connect my RX480 (which supports HDMI 2.0) to an 1.4 switch or monitor, hence my doubt on what port to choose.
 

Dr Girlfriend

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To actually answer your question, just use a DVI-D cable. As for HDMI, it's backwards compatible, so a 2.0 version GPU will connect to a 1.4 version monitor and work. However you only get the features of the highest shared version, which in this case would be 1.4.

It doesn't matter though since 1080p@60hz is supported by 1.4.

So. You can do what you want. Use DVI-D or get a switch and use HDMI.
 

Azcexk

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HDMI its newer and faster its important if you need best specs for pro gaming such as csgo ect... get a HDMI switch i have one and its good and your RX480 will be supported for your monitor dont worry about it
 

Dooop805

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HDMI is not faster you cant even run a 144hz monitor at 1080 with HDMI. And 4k is limited to 30fps... Dual link DVI and DP have far more throughput than HDMI... HDMI 2.0 is on par... HDMI 2.1 will be faster, 10k at 120fps... but 2.1 came out 3 days ago...
so basically any HDMI thats not 2.0+ is quite a bit slower than dual link DVI or Display Port.
 

quaquas

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so you're suggesting I connect my PC with dvi and how do I know y monitor supports that dual-link dvi?
 

Dr Girlfriend

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To actually answer your question, just use a DVI-D cable. As for HDMI, it's backwards compatible, so a 2.0 version GPU will connect to a 1.4 version monitor and work. However you only get the features of the highest shared version, which in this case would be 1.4.

It doesn't matter though since 1080p@60hz is supported by 1.4.

So. You can do what you want. Use DVI-D or get a switch and use HDMI.
 

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