The difference between DVI-I and DVI-D connectors on video cards and flat panel monitors.
Some of the video cards that ship with Dell computers have Digital Video Interface (DVI) connectors for connecting a flat panel LCD monitor to the card.
There are currently two prominent types of DVI connectors, DVI-I (Figure 1) and DVI-D (Figure 2).
Figure 1 - DVI-I connector Figure 2 - DVI-D connector
DVI-D provides a digital only signal, while DVI-I can support digital and analog signals. As of January 2002, Dell-shipped nVidia GeForce3 video cards have DVI-I connectors and the ATI Radeon VE video card has a DVI-D (or dual VGA) connector.
DVI-I is fully compatible with DVI-D; all flat panel monitors that have a DVI-D connector will work fine with DVI-I receptacles on the video cards.
As of January 2002, Dell flat panel monitors have DVI-D connectors and will work fine with both DVI-D and DVI-I video connectors.
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Last Date Modified: 06/09/2017 08:38 AM