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2016-01-11 07:54:23 Post No. 30455
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I was looking at purchasing a new computer monitor with a resolution of 2560x1440. I have an older GPU. I do not intend to game on this monitor, so this GPU should be sufficinet for my work and it is rated for 2560x1600. My problem is this older GPU only has DVI and this new monitor only has DisplayPort.
Now it seems there are passive adapter that can only support 1920x1200 and there are active adapter (for a signficant price) that can support 2560x1600. My problem is all the discussions and ratings for these adapter talk about Display Port ---> DVI, but I need DVI ---> Display Port.
I am not stupid. I am sure a passive cable can work in either direction, but I was curious if the resolution limitations of these passive cables was due to the direction of the data flow. Would DVI ---> Display yield diffrent results? Probaly not. But I thought I would ask you guys before a throw down $200 on a new GPU instead of buying a $100 active adapter that will give me lag.