Does monitor restrict possible graphics card?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by David Richards, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. In a few months time, once I've got the money together, I'm going to
    build a gaming PC. I was hoping to use the LCD screen I already have,
    but it only has a D-SUB input. A lot of new graphics cards seem to only
    have DVI output, so will I be restricted to a card with VGA output, or
    is there some (inexpensive) way to change the digital signal to analogue?

    Thanks for any help,

    Dai.
     
    David Richards, Jan 22, 2006
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  2. David Richards

    KC Computers Guest

    In a few months time, once I've got the money together, I'm going to
    Those DVI connectors on video cards can use a VGA adapter.
    We are a dealer and most video cards like that come with at least one.
     
    KC Computers, Jan 22, 2006
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  3. Thanks guys, thats a weight off my mind, I didn't realise it would be so
    simple. And cheap!

    Dai.
     
    David Richards, Jan 23, 2006
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    Brad Houser Guest

    You may not be happy with the persistence of the LCD screen. If the games
    have fast motion, you may see a lot of blurring.

    BH
     
    Brad Houser, Jan 24, 2006
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  5. Is this a problem that comes from converting to analogue from digital?
    I bought a screen with a fast response time to avoid any problems wile
    gaming...

    Dai
     
    David Richards, Jan 28, 2006
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    John Weiss Guest

    It's an inherent problem in the transistors used to make the LCD screens. Newer
    LCDs are much faster than the 25ms TFTs of a couple years ago, but CRTs are
    still faster. Also, some LCDs do not live up to the claimed response times...
     
    John Weiss, Jan 28, 2006
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