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Can a DVI monitor connection offer a higher resolution than my current VGA connection?

Asked by blastfamy (2164points) July 11th, 2008

My current setup tops out at 1400×1050 as its resolution. Is a DVI cable capable of putting through a higher resolution display?

GFX card is an ATI Radeon X1600.

Thanks, a lot

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battlemarz's avatar

The monitor is what determines the maximum resolution, not the method in which it is connected. If the maximum hardware specification of your monitor is 1400×1050 then it isn’t going to change with the use of a different cable. DVI can provide a better picture then VGA, if you are interested in why you can check this link.

cableguy's avatar

Almost certainly. You’ll want to get a high quality DVI cable, but unless you have UXGA or the like, most DVI cables will be better. It’s important to get the right kind, however. Check here for the lowdown on DVI Cables.

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