[SOLVED] Will a VGA only monitor handle 1080p gaming?

ronaldofslopes

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I have a R9 270 GPU and I'm about to acquuire a 21.5' AOC computer LED screen which offers 1920x1080 resolution, but it only works with VGA cables (it has no DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort socket).
I have a working DVI>VGA adapter, which is in use right now with my ridiculously old, gigantic nineties VGA screen.

So, you see, I KNOW 1080p is going to work fine on that new screen through VGA cables, but will it handle 1080p GAMING?

Because I've heard reports of pixels flickering and screens turning white and stuff when under the GPU stress caused by games.
 

ronaldofslopes

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The signal doesn't depend on the content on the screen, so gaming puts the exact same amount of "stress" on the cable transmission system as sitting on the desktop.
That is a correct statement.
Then... why do so many people report issues with their screens behaving strangely when they try to play games on 1080p through a DVI>VGA setting? I'm talking about dozens of reports. Too many people for it to be an isolated issue in my opinion.


EDIT:
Found a few links to the "issues" I've mentioned:
LINK 1 (check the commment section) =
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rdczyxGYgc


LINK 2 = https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/dvi-to-vga-flickering.1566913/

LINK 3 = https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/can-a-vga-monitor-affect-gaming-performance.736087/
 
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ronaldofslopes

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So it's safe to use a VGA screen then?
The DVI>VGA adapter won't cause any funny behavior?

I'm using an old screen (777k Proview, google it), which is obviously VGA only, and of course I'm using a DVI>VGA adapter in order to do so, and everything seems to be just fine. I've been using it for almost a year now, gaming included.
However, the resolution on that screen caps at meager 1280x1024, whereas the new screen I'm about to get caps at 1980x1080.

I'm afraid the 1080p resolution will not handle the gaming sessions well, because that's what I've been reading all over the interwebs lately when ti comes to VGA cables.
 

Satan-IR

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It should work fine.

If 1920x1080 is mentioned in the monitor's specs and native resolution and it only accepts VGA then it must be able to receive and handle that signal though the DE15 input port.

Also, as said above, if the cable is good quality it can handle it easily.
 

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