Does this exist? dual-link DVI ----> displayport adapter

Ceph92

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There's plenty of Displayport to dual-link DVI adapters out there that let you connect a dual-link DVI monitor to a PC's Displayport output . But do any exist the other way, where you have a dual-link DVI source, and wish to connect to a Displayport monitor's input? Are there any adapters that are bi-directional?

I'm working with 3 DVI KVMs, and want to upgrade the monitors, but newer monitors only have DP + HDMI inputs. To do this, I'd need to take the output from the KVMs (dual-link DVI) and use some kind of active adapter to squeeze that into a higher bandwidth single link to displayport for the monitor(s).

The current monitors are all 1920x1200x60hz, which is the limit of single-link DVI. I'd like to get higher resolution and refresh rates without buying new KVMs (etc).
 
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DanNeely

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No specs on the page, and at that price I'd be shocked if it's electrically dual link because it would need to combine the 2 DVI channels together instead of doing passive conversion.
 

Armenius

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No specs on the page, and at that price I'd be shocked if it's electrically dual link because it would need to combine the 2 DVI channels together instead of doing passive conversion.
Especially if you're connecting it to a KVM, I would dish out the extra for an active powered adapter. I know StarTech makes one, but the rate of hits and misses I have with them makes me hesitant to dish out $100+ on one of their products.
 

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