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(Solved) - Question about DVI-D and DisplayPort

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  • Started 1 year ago by gedstar
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gedstar
Posts: 521

Simple question I think, which is better DVI-D or DisplayPort

Getting a new PC which has both on the Graphics card including HDMI and the Monitor that I have has both DVI-D and DisplayPort no HDMI

So should I go with DVI-D or DisplayPort

PC Spec
Intel Core i7-3770K, 4x 3.50GHz
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC, 2GB GDDR5, 2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
4x4 GB RAM NANYA ELIXIR DDR-3 PC1600
1TB HDD SEAGATE SATA-3 6GBs 7200rpm + 24xDVD-Writer
Mainboard ASUS P8B75-M, B75 (90-MIBIB0-G0EAY0DZ) USB 3.0
SSD 128GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)
OS Windows 8 Pro OEM

Thanks in Advance
gedstar

Posted 1 year ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

gedstart, DP can offer better image quality with higher bit-depth support, but most DP cards don't enable the high end colour bit depth and you are essentially left with 10bit DVI vs 10bit DP, so no difference in most situations. Now HDMI on the current ATi HD5K cards supports part of Deep Colour up to 12bit per channel, so there's the theoretical advantage there, but it's still often limited by the display on the other end.

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
Posts: 521

Hi ronniesonora

Thanks for the reply, so no difference really. I'll go with the DP then, see how it fairs. PC's not for gaming, just mostly Photoshop CS6 and Cinema 4D
Old PC just couldn't handle the 3D end of things

Cheers
Ged

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

The motherboard is Out-Dated with PCI Auxiliary slots and bottom of the line.

Best to choose a better MB since you are investing in good components.

Reference US newegg Feedback Tab.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813131836

Not Good.

Rick P.

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
Posts: 521

Hi Rick

I know it's not the best Motherboard in the world, but it will suffice for my requirements. I can always upgrade it at a later stage if needs be.

Cheers
Ged

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Any MB will suffice.

I thought that with the other nice components you chose, you might want to go with a better MB. :)

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
Posts: 521

Hi Rick

Maybe I'll consider an upgrade on the board at a later stage and thanks for the advice, can I ask you or someone else here should I consider getting a CPU cooling fan for the Intel Core i7-3770K processor, considering I'll be running 3D graphics apps and if I need one will the 500w power supply be sufficient?

Thanks in advance
Ged

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

I would use a CORSAIR Hydro series H50 or H60 water cooling setup because you know the CPU can O/C.
Example: http://www.newegg.com/Water-Li.....er=REVIEWS
Water will run cooler and doesn't get in the way.

Also would choose a 750 Watt PSU for future.

Here again, we are getting into more expensive components and using an out-dated motherboard.

I realize computer parts are very expensive in Europe. :( :(

That's why it is hard for me to advise Builders outside of US.

Posted 1 year ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

gedstar, I used this one on my build and it worked out pretty nice. http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835103065

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