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What Display Adapter should I Use?


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#1 koopaco

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 04:36 PM

I recently bought a Fury X that only has Display Ports and an HDMI and I have a monitor that only has DVI (Yamakasi DS270 1440p 60hz). I bought two HDMI to DVI converters but with both cords I had horizontal multi colored bars across the screen, freezes, and then the screen would fade to black. Same results for both my new Fury X and the old card AMD 7870. From the reviews and descriptions both cords are supposed to support at least 1440p. The monitor is fine because I can attach a DVI cord from the old graphics card and there are zero issues. 

My question is did I get bad cords or did I buy the wrong cord? If I bought the wrong cord any ideas on what cord I actually need?

Here are the two cords I have already purchased:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014I8UQJY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MCSMVYG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Thanks for any help



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 08:46 AM

From what I am reading the monitor isn't HDCP compatible. Don't think HDMI is going to work.



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 06:51 PM

From what I am reading the monitor isn't HDCP compatible. Don't think HDMI is going to work.


It is my understanding that a monitor that is not HDCP compatible will still work with HDMI, but will just not allow the playing of digital content with a HDCP flag (i.e. typically BluRay discs, iTunes Store movies and TV shows, etc) on such a monitor. "Normal" computer content should work fine across an HDMI cable.

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 07:03 PM

I recently bought a Fury X that only has Display Ports and an HDMI and I have a monitor that only has DVI (Yamakasi DS270 1440p 60hz). I bought two HDMI to DVI converters but with both cords I had horizontal multi colored bars across the screen, freezes, and then the screen would fade to black. Same results for both my new Fury X and the old card AMD 7870. From the reviews and descriptions both cords are supposed to support at least 1440p. The monitor is fine because I can attach a DVI cord from the old graphics card and there are zero issues. 
My question is did I get bad cords or did I buy the wrong cord? If I bought the wrong cord any ideas on what cord I actually need?
Here are the two cords I have already purchased:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014I8UQJY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MCSMVYG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
Thanks for any help


It appears that your monitor might not support HDMI to DVI adapter cables.

From the following link (under the Product Description section):

https://www.amazon.com/YAMAKASI-DS270-IPS-SE-2560x1440/dp/B00E7NG5M8

- Please use DVI-D port only. cannot used with DVI-I or DVI-S. Also cannot be used by port converter. (D-sub, HDMI, DP)


And it appears you need both a dual link DVI cable...this quote from the same page:

DVI output is 2560x1440 resolution, DVI-dual link port required from the Graphic card and DVI-D cable.


If this information is accurate, then those cables will not work with that monitor...except maybe if you drop the resolution to 1920x1080 (aka 1080p).

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 07:43 PM

Thanks for the help everyone.

 

Do you think If I use an active converter would that work? Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Sienoc-DisplayPort-Adapter-Converter-4096x2160-Black/dp/B00XXNER3M/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&qid=1469493574&sr=8-26&keywords=active+hdmi+to+dvi


Edited by koopaco, 25 July 2016 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 08:20 PM

Do you realize that is a DisplayPort to DVI converter, not HDMI to DVI converter? Just making sure as you were originally asking about HDMI.

Might work if your graphics cards has a DisplayPort connector.

The description does not say whether the DVI output is dual-link or not. The fact that is a converter with a chipset implies that it is, but they don't just come out and say it (I hate when that happens).

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 09:05 PM

Do you realize that is a DisplayPort to DVI converter, not HDMI to DVI converter? Just making sure as you were originally asking about HDMI.

Might work if your graphics cards has a DisplayPort connector.

The description does not say whether the DVI output is dual-link or not. The fact that is a converter with a chipset implies that it is, but they don't just come out and say it (I hate when that happens).

 

Yeah the card has three display port and one HDMI so I'll go with whatever works. I also found this one https://www.amazon.com/gofanco%C2%AE-DisplayPort-Converter-UltraHD-Monitors/dp/B00OQQ2HDC/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1469497206&sr=1-3&keywords=active+hdmi+to+dual+dvi

 

And according to the reviews it does

Well, I have a DVI-D dual link only input QX2710 PLS monitor that I wanted to connect my work laptop to while at home. This works great at 1440p 60hz connected to my dell docking station.

 

 

but the description is confusing. 

 

(note 1: resolutions above 1920x1200 60z require monitor to support DVI-D single link speed of 340MHZ, such as Dell U2711 & U3011 and Philips 288p6. Monitors with dual-link DVI-D input that requires two 165MHZ link signal will not get resultion higher than 1080P. ) 

 

Specifications
- PC resolution supported: 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 2048x1536 (Dual-Link), 2560x1440 @ 60Hz (Dual-Link), 2560x1600 @ 60Hz (Dual-Link), 3840x2160 @ 30Hz (Dual-Link), 4096x2160 @ 24Hz (Dual-Link)

 

 

I guess the only thing I can do is go for it and order one. 



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:09 PM

As you said, it is kind of confusing, but it only costs $19 and generally Amazon is good about returns.




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