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    Duel link DVI ports... why?

    What is the purpose for most of the nicer cards to have two ports?

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    #2
    To use....two...moniters...

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      #3
      Originally posted by HavokChaos View Post
      To use....two...moniters...
      Nooooo really? I never would have thought of that!

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        #4
        And because those of us that run 30" 2560x1600 rez monitors require them. A single DVI that doesn't funnel the data through that kind of bus will get saturated, and can't keep up.

        1 connection, but crammed into 1 output through 2 combined ports.

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          #5
          Originally posted by =Uff-da= View Post
          What is the purpose for most of the nicer cards to have two ports?
          Errr... dual-link DVI doesn't mean two DVI connectors - dual-link DVI is a connector with more pins for more bandwidth so you can actually use a monitor bigger than 1600x1200.

          More info here.

          Two connectors on a graphics card are almost the norm nowadays - I use one for my 17" 1280x1024 BenQ LCD and the second either for my rather crappy 20" 1680x1050 Acer LCD (if I need more space for work) or my Samsung Pocket Imager (for watching movies)...

          np: Donnacha Costello - Cocoa Sessions Unreleased (Colorseries)

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