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Cards with a dvi to vga convertor

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by turtle3, 24 Mar 2006.

  1. turtle3

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,143

    Location: snodland

    Thinking of going for the gpu upgrade at last :) shame i missed the sales :(

    At the moment I have my 6800gt running a dual display of a 19"tft monitor via dvi connection and a samsung 26" lcdtv via the vga connection, This 6800gt card I have has both a vga and dvi output straight off the back of the card, and TBH I though all cards had these 2 outputs :o Ive just noticed that the latest 1900xt and 7900gtx cards only have 2 dvi outputs, no VGA so i wont be able to hook up my lcdtv directly:( Do any of the cards ocuk sell come with a dvi to vga convertor, and would this be ok to use or would i loose quality?? Ive been looking around but only found ones that state female dvi to male vga?? That would be the wrong way round wouldnt it??
  2. fornowagain


    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,835

    Location: UK

    You should get two adapters with the card. The dongles are all right and will work fine. But your better of quality wise with a DVI-A to VGA cable.
  3. turtle3

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,143

    Location: snodland

    thanks mate, so all cards on ocuk should come with the dongles :) If so that should be fine, as long as I can get up and running, I hate it when you buy something then realise you need something else to make it work...thanks
  4. Drizmod

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Mar 2006

    Posts: 2,324

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    Which card are myou thinking of buying?
  5. AMDX23800+


    Joined: 11 Mar 2006

    Posts: 676

    yup, 2 DVI-VGA adapters came with my 7800GT :D