Does 6800 card have dvi port?

chameleoneel

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I am wondering if 6800 card have dvi port?
it does not. However, you can get an HDMI to DVI cable. They usually work well. I can vouch for the cable from Amazon basics.

you might run into problems if it's a really, really old DVI monitor and HDCP doesn't work.
and also if it's a really high res monitor whic requires dual link DVI for full native res. 1080p and lower, will be fine.
 

vegeta535

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Honestly time to move on to a modern monitor. Those active cables are very buggy and expensive.
 

whateverer

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As long as you are not expecting dual link dvi, it's fairly painless to convert from hdmpi

Dual link adapter are universaly finicky
 
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gerardfraser

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They literally sell 70" 4K TV monitors for $400 Dollars,65"for $300 dollars need I go on.
@op move on to the real world.
 

Mchart

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You could wait to see if any non-reference designs include one, but in 2020 on a higher-end model, I doubt they'd include one anymore.
 
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If you afford to buy a 6800, then surely you can afford a decently priced monitor, pretty much all mid range and high end cards no longer include legacy ports such as VGA and DVI, it's either DP or HDMI.
 

T4rd

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They literally sell 70" 4K TV monitors for $400 Dollars,65"for $300 dollars need I go on.
@op move on to the real world.

Not sure why you would reference a bunch of oversized TVs that are restricted to 60Hz and HDMI 2.0 or lower when you can get a real monitor with Displayport, 120+ Hz, and VRR at a more reasonable size and resolution at around the same price though.

Anyways, yeah, if you're still on an old DVI monitor, it's time to upgrade that before or with your new card. It's a big upgrade going to higher refresh rates and VRR as well and you're really limiting the card if you cap it at 60 Hz all the time.
 

mvmiller12

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People here are recommending HDMI --> DVI adapters, but IMHO DisplayPort --> DVI is better. If nothing else, the Display Port connector is more reliable and seats better than HDMI connectors.
 

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@OP I have a shimian monitor as well and had to go with a dell active DVI-D to DisplayPort adapter to get the output to work. Not sure why random people are shitting on the monitors instead of giving you actual information. They work great as secondary monitors and the only clear upgrades I see as potential options are 144Hz 1440p IPS monitors, which are expensive. At even $100, it's still much cheaper to buy a cable than to upgrade the monitor. 144Hz TN panels aren't an upgrade. They're better in some things, and worse in color accuracy, viewing angles, etc.

Most of the monoprice / amazon adapters I tried were worthless (tried 3-4), even if they were advertised as "active" or supporting dvi-d / 1440p.
 

Andrew_Carr

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They literally sell 70" 4K TV monitors for $400 Dollars,65"for $300 dollars need I go on.
@op move on to the real world.
I love this stupid advice. The monitor he has is 1440p, 27", low input lag, and possibly overclocks past 60Hz. So you offer him a 4k TV with high input lag and shitty panel quality. I'm guessing OP wants to use this for gaming since he's looking at high end graphics cards, in which case your suggestions are inferior in many ways to his old, outdated monitor.

Something like this would at least make sense, but it's a $400-500 upgrade: LG UltraGear 27" IPS LED WQHD 2560x1440 or other comparable 27" IPS monitor that runs at 144Hz

@OP: Just get a $40 active adapter like this and call it a day. https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Dell-B...288317?hash=item1cdaa459fd:g:9ogAAOSwnNpaeNID

I've tried adapters like this and none worked:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DisplayPor...230888?hash=item1a970b02a8:g:q1oAAOSwme9ep1af
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VISIONTEK-...096395?hash=item5b7c75750b:g:OkAAAOSwytxfUdIn
https://www.ebay.com/itm/C2G-Mini-D...152298?hash=item441a11d4aa:g:RAIAAOSwjJtatI1s
 

chithanh

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Are we talking about those Korean 27" 1440p IPS monitors? I never understood why many people wouldn't pay the $10-20 premium for a DisplayPort model. DVI was on its way out already back then, and it would have saved them a lot of pain and expense.
I guess it is not what you want to hear, but the DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapters often have compatibility and reliability problems. Unless you want to perpetually stay in that world of potential pain every hardware upgrade, I suggest to avoid them.

An alternative may be to use an older graphics card with dual-link DVI outputs, and using it for display. A faster GPU can do the rendering. That works well on Linux, and on Windows that sort of switchable graphics is supported since Version 1803 I think.
 
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