We recently assembled our second computer and ran into a problem connecting an old monitor. I really didn’t want to buy a new one, since the old Benq was completely satisfied and it was originally planned to save money on this important part of any desktop PC.
But during the selection of parts, I did not pay attention to one small detail, namely, the connectors for connecting. The old monitor was connected to the old system unit using a VGA cable, and there was no corresponding connector on the new video card. It was on the motherboard, but if I understood everything correctly, then when you connect the motherboard, you won’t be able to use a discrete video card, and the built-in one obviously wouldn’t have pulled the games that we aimed at.
Thank the cyber god, in addition to VGA, the monitor has another previously unclaimed DVI-D connector. The cable was probably included once, but was lost. Or maybe it wasn't, that's not the point. The important thing is that an unexpected problem suddenly found its solution, because DVI-D was also present on the purchased video card! What happiness, what joy!
I started looking for cables or adapters in the open spaces of online stores. At the search stage, I refused adapters, since there was no desire to sculpt a long structure. How would I explain something ... in general, using an adapter on the back of the system unit would result in such garbage |==- and the load on the connector would greatly increase. Moreover, the probability of an accidental breakage of the entire bandura by me or my crazy cat Serunya would increase. I decided to buy a cable. With it, the design is much safer, and indeed more correct, as it seems to me. After all, each adapter is an extra resistance? So the topic is not mine, I can’t even call myself a theoretician in it.
The cable is cheaper. Actually, I was looking for the cheapest one, to be honest. The affordable price was important (the entire salary of the girl went to the system) and the presence of an online store in our glorious city of Pskov at a physical point. These criteria have seriously narrowed the search scope. Up to literally a few models, and I chose the Buro HDMI - DVI-D cable.
Why did I choose not DVI-D - DVI-D? I do not remember, but most likely because there was no such thing in stock. Of course, I deprived myself of the opportunity, without removing the existing cable, to connect the TV to the system unit through the only HDMI port on the video card (after all, the image will not go from the mother?), But on the other hand, such a need has not arisen for a long time, because I am a retrograde - I throw off movies on a flash drive, and play ... In short, it's not time to talk about it yet. In any case, if I buy a new monitor, I just unroll the cable and I have free HDMI for the TV. Or just buy a new one. Delov then.
The cable Buro HDMI - DVI-D cost a penny. At least for such a useful posting, I consider 340 rubles more than an affordable price.
What are its features? Yes, it's like they don't exist. Gold-plated contacts, 1.8 meters long (I no longer need it), a ferrite filter to combat possible interference (though they say that it makes sense only when the cables are long, not short, like mine), the cable was made in China, from the connector HDMI does not fly out - it sits tightly.
Nothing out of the ordinary, but it's a simple, quick, and very cheap solution that I didn't know existed until the sudden problem described at the beginning of this review. Therefore, I think that my inept review may be useful to someone. Supported resolution is 25601080 (standard 2k).
I am happy with the purchase as an elephant. The picture makes me very happy. The cable works, the problem is solved, the money on the card is at interest. What else could a happy owner of a new computer, assembled with his own hands, with a lot of nerves spent on connection, wish for?
I recommend of course. In specific cases, such a thing can not be dispensed with. In others, of course, it is better to take HDMI - HDMI.