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(04-03-2013, 05:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by mkenyon

No no, I mean that guide post where you list all the different display connectors.


DVI-I = DVI integrated, supports both DVI and VGA output via adapter
DVI-D = DVI Digital, only support DVI output. Will not work with VGA adapter
DVI-A = Analog, only supports VGA output through adapter

Single-Link = 1920x1200 at 60Hz max
Dual-Link = 2560x1600 at 60Hz or 1920x1200 at 120Hz (as a general guideline, the actually limitations are complicated)

*A single link cable will work with a dual link port but a dual link cable WILL NOT work with a single link port.
*A dual link cable and port are required for 120Hz.


-Full size display port, supports all resolutions on any monitor today (including 4k). Also supports 3D up to 4k and 120Hz signals at least up to 2560x1600.
-Supports Analog, HDMI and DVI signals through an active adapter

Symbol for dual mode DisplayPort
-Supports DVI and HDMI through passive adapter
-Analog still requires an active adapter

-supports resolutiosn up to 2560×1600 at 60hz
-supports VGA, DVI and HDMI through passive adapter (at least apple's minidisplayport does, check with PC manufacturers to double check)


Two major cable types
Category 1 - "Standard" Cable
-Up to 1080i or 720p
-Available with ethernet

Category 2 - "High Speed" Cables
-Supports 1080P, 4K, 3D (half resolution)
-Available with ethernet