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.
 

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

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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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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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.
When they first came out they were FAR under the price of the competition, but DVI only (several hundred dollars under, if not more, especially given the quality of hte panel).

But that was 2011 or 2013. It's been a LONG time. Display tech is moving FAST these days.
 

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Maybe with the really early monitors. But I remember the DisplayPort models and how people overclocked them too.

Back then I was seriously considering buying one. And for almost every DVI-only model there was one slightly (like $10-20) more expensive variant that had DVI+DP. But these were much less popular with buyers.
 

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Maybe with the really early monitors. But I remember the DisplayPort models and how people overclocked them too.

Back then I was seriously considering buying one. And for almost every DVI-only model there was one slightly (like $10-20) more expensive variant that had DVI+DP. But these were much less popular with buyers.
I ~think~ those were a slightly different panel, but I could be wrong - I was running crappy old TN panels then and hadn't bothered upgrading.
 

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chithanh said:
Maybe with the really early monitors. But I remember the DisplayPort models and how people overclocked them too.

Back then I was seriously considering buying one. And for almost every DVI-only model there was one slightly (like $10-20) more expensive variant that had DVI+DP. But these were much less popular with buyers.

My point is that to "upgrade" to a modern monitor with a display port input you'll spend $200-300 and the only benefit you'll really get is is that displayport input. If you want modern things like 144Hz or Freesync/Gsync you're looking at $400-500, and you might still be taking a step back in terms of image quality, anti-glare coating, etc. If you're happy with your korean IPS monitor you can instead just buy a $40 active adapter. Even if you want to upgrade you can still buy an active adapter and use your 27" korean monitor as a side monitor.

I'm speaking from experience. I bought a "modern" 27" 1440p panel to replace my shimian, and in every way except for refresh rate and weight it's inferior.
 

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I understand that buying another monitor which is equal or better isn't easy nor cheap. And in many situations that is not an option.

It's just that the technical debt you are carrying around with a dual link DVI-only monitor is going to cause perpetual pain with adapters, reduced choice in graphics cards, or both. What if in a year, your perfectly working adapter craps out? Will you be able to find the same model? Or does the search for working adapter start again from the beginning?

And this is not theoretical, at every GPU generation launch in the last 5 years, I read those questions. Are there DVI cards? Will they do dual-link? Etc.
 

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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.


Then you find out they are wanting to use two Dell 19" Ultrasharp 4:3 monitors from 2004 with a 6800...

Reminds me of firms that scream if I tell them to spend £400 on a new PC to run their new delivery van fleet that just cost them £300,000!
 

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It would be $40 if every DP->DL-DVI adapter you can buy just worked without issues. Unfortunately that is not the case.
 

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Actually i heard story that 6800 have a usbc connection? would that work better as there are usbc to dvi cabke.
 

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Actually i heard story that 6800 have a usbc connection? would that work better as there are usbc to dvi cabke.
No idea, give it a try and let us know. It's the displayport protocol, so who knows.

Seriously - the answer is that no one really does this anymore. The adapters are finicky, problematic, and often expensive - and monitor tech moved on. Almost no one is trying to do this anymore - if it's worth it to you, give it a shot, but the rest of us shrugged and bought new monitors. I replaced FIVE DVI screens because of adapter issues. Monitors (in comparison to video cards) are relatively cheap and tend to last a long time. It's 2020, that screen has lasted what, 6 years for you? No VRR, no HDR, no modern ports... that's the problem, and there's no way to know if an adapter will fix it, because none of us are trying that anymore. We got new screens.
 

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Nobody else mentioned the other solution -- Get a slightly older card that has a DVI port...
 

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Yeah OP its time to retire your DVI and get modernized. DVI is a completely obsolete and unsupported interface. Its been end of life for a couple years now.
 

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Then you find out they are wanting to use two Dell 19" Ultrasharp 4:3 monitors from 2004 with a 6800...

Reminds me of firms that scream if I tell them to spend £400 on a new PC to run their new delivery van fleet that just cost them £300,000!
Lol

A client I contracted for a few years back makes 4.7B USD/year .

They wanted to have guest wifi in thier offices. I recommended Cisco, Ruckus, Unifi, all denied. They forced me to flash Tomato firmware on wrt54g routers ????? What the mother of all fucks? Made 2000 in labor reflashing 20.of those things. They had no quams with paying 120/hr IT rates with no cap in my site time, but said Unifi was too expensive. They onky needed like 7 APs that would have taken me 20 mins tops to configure all together in Unifi Manager. Cisco etc...

Later I heard that IT director was fired for making very poor decisions.
 
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