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What monitor connection do you use?

What monitor connection do you use?

  • VGA

    Votes: 1,405 15.6%
  • DVI

    Votes: 5,055 56.0%
  • HDMI

    Votes: 1,892 21.0%
  • DisplayPort

    Votes: 594 6.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 78 0.9%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
Nov 26, 2004
4,547 (0.93/day)
Canuck in Norway
System Name Hellbox 3.0(same case new guts)
Processor i7 4790K
Motherboard Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark 1
Cooling TT Kandalf L.C.S.(Water/Air)AC Cuplex Kryos CPU Block/Noctua
Memory 2x8GB Corsair Vengance Pro 2400
Video Card(s) Sapphire Tri-X Fury (Unlocked to Fury X)
Storage WD Caviar Black SATA 3 1TB x2 RAID 0 2xSamsung 850 Evo 500GB RAID 0 1TB WD Blue
Display(s) ASUS MG279Q 1440 IPS 144Hz FreeSync
Case TT Kandalf L.C.S.
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster ZX/Logitech Z906 5.1
Power Supply Seasonic X-1050W 80+ Gold
Mouse G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard G19s
Software Win 10 Pro x64
Jun 25, 2012
1,027 (0.48/day)
Patna, Bihar, India, Asia, Earth, Terron System, M
System Name Oldtimer(Always Crunching)
Processor Intel P4 631 @ 3.2 GHz [Stock 3.0 GHz]
Motherboard Intel D945GCPE
Memory 512 MB x2 DDR2 (533MHZ and 366 MHZ)
Storage 160GB Sata1 7200rpm
Display(s) ViewSonic VA703m
Power Supply Normal 450W PSU
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Well what did you guys use as a standerd res?
I use 1280x1024 which is the max my monitor can display
btw, it bring my 5th star
Jul 10, 2009
24 (0.01/day)
System Name RyZEN
Processor Ryzen 1600 @ 3.8GHz 1.284v
Motherboard Gigabyte ab350-gaming 3
Cooling Arctic Freezer 33
Memory 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHZ 1T
Video Card(s) PALIT GeForce GTX 1070 Super JetStream
Storage OS: Crucial MX300 275GB Media: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB + 850 PRO 1TB
Display(s) 25" Dell U2515H 1440p & Philips 32PFL3158T
Case Nexus Promiment 5
Power Supply Seasonic M12II-520 (SS-520GM)
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei 310
Keyboard SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL
Software Windows 10 LTSB
Jul 5, 2008
272 (0.08/day)
System Name WorkStation
Processor Intel i7 3770k @ 4.4GHz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme6
Cooling Corsair H110 Water Cooler AIO
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Video Card(s) MSI GTX680 Twin Frozr III OC
Storage WD 1TB Sata III
Display(s) Samsung 22-inch LED 1080p
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek 898 HD
Power Supply Corsair CS750M Gold
Software Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Main PC: DVI-D --> Samsung 22" LED 1080p
Old PC (Pentium 4, alive and kicking): VGA --> Samsung 17" LCD
Mar 31, 2012
550 (0.25/day)
System Name SIGSEGV
Processor Intel | AMD
Motherboard 1440 FCBGA| X399
Cooling 4 Heatpipes | EK
Memory 16 Gb DDR4 2400 | 32 GB DDR4
Video Card(s) 1060 | MI25 / Vega Frontier | Tesla K
Storage 1TB 7200/256 SSD PCIE | ~ TB
Display(s) 15,5" / 27" LEDTV | No Display
Case Black & Grey
Audio Device(s) Realtek
Power Supply Silverstone 850W | Unrated PSU
Software LinuxMint KDE | XFCE
Benchmark Scores i dont care about scores
May 27, 2009
3,404 (1.05/day)
Brunswick, GA
System Name Haz0
Processor i7-2700K
Motherboard Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
Cooling Chicken Stock
Memory 16GB G.Skill Ripshits X 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire 5850
Storage Kingston 128GB SSD + WD Black 640GB + 2x 1.5TB
Display(s) 24" Acer G245HQ + 19" Lenovo L194
Case Antec NSK-4482 Orangified
Audio Device(s) X-Fi XtremeGamer
Power Supply Corsair TX750W
Software Windows 7: Electric Boogaloo
I actually use DVI on my primary display, VGA on the second and HDMI going to the HDTV. Over the last few months I've been using the TV much more than my monitors.
Oct 15, 2009
749 (0.24/day)
System Name gaming system
Processor 2600k @ 4.2 ghz
Motherboard MSI Z77 MPower
Cooling Thermalright ultra extreme 120 rev.C w/noctua NF-S12B push/pull
Memory 16gb corsair vengeance 2400 c11 @1.5 v/
Video Card(s) GB gtx670 WF3x sli @1080/1372/6660(core/boost/mem)
Storage 2x samsung 850evo 250gb raid 0 ,2tb wdblack, 3TB wd purple
Display(s) Samsung Syncmaster P2770FH, asus VH242t/19" lg 1440x900
Case fractal design r4
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Corsair HX1050
Mouse Razer abyssus
Keyboard corsair k70
Software Windows 10 pro x64
I am still stuck with my gtx275 so i have to do it with dvi , i have a cable that is on One end DVI en the HDMI for my main 27" monitor the second 24" is Just connected with DVI


New Member
Nov 1, 2007
585 (0.15/day)
System Name Chuck
Processor Core i5-2500k @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard msi P67A-C43
Cooling hyper 212, 2 120mm fans
Memory 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Video Card(s) XFX 6870
Storage 60GB sata3 sandforce ssd, 1TB samsung hdd
Display(s) Yamakazi Catleap
Case Possibly Antec, not sure
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Rosewill 600W
At one point in time I couldn't find a dvi cable, but had an hdmi cable and 2 dvi-hdmi adapters.
It works.

But I do have a question, if your monitor requires a dual-link cable, what happens when you use a single link cable?
Jul 3, 2010
49 (0.02/day)
System Name Silent Storm
Processor Intel Core i5-2500k@4.5Ghz
Motherboard MSI P65A-GD55 (B3)
Cooling Thermalright Silver Arrow & 3x180mm Air Penetrator Fans
Memory 8GB Team Elite DDR3 1600Mhz 8-8-8-24
Video Card(s) Gigabyte ATi Radeon HD7970 3GB 1200/1575 Flashed to Ghz Edition
Storage Intel X25m 160GB SSD, 3xWD Caviar Blue 1TBs
Display(s) 3xDell P2210s Eyefinity Portrait 3150x1680
Case Silverstone RAVEN RV02BW-E
Audio Device(s) Creative X-fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty + Edifier S550 5.1
Power Supply Corsair TX750
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
lolx...i guess i use all of the above. my graphic card has 2 mini-DP, 1 DVI and 1 HDMI. I use the mini-DP, DVI and HDMI for eyefinity. Then since i service computers for a living, I have a monitor in my pc-fixing area using mostly VGA cos mostly older computers all have VGA ports.

But really, after using Mini-DP, I have to say I Love them! so small but can offer enough bandwidth for 1080p and more!
Oct 12, 2008
5,699 (1.64/day)
στο άλφα έως ωμέγα
System Name Ha/AhHa/Dell
Processor QX9650 SLAWN C1/i7-980x/i7-6700K
Motherboard GA-X48_DS4 (F3B bios)/Gigabyte x58A-UDR3 v 2.0(modded FH bios)/Dell Foxconn 0XJ8C4 Z170
Cooling CNPS9900 LED/H60/ 3 pipe-center fan-air
Memory 8 Gig of G.Skill F2-8800CL5D/24 Gb Corsair Vengence/ 24Gb Samsung DDR4 2133
Video Card(s) Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960/PowerColor R9 280/ASUS R9 380X Strix G1
Storage All have SSDs with HDDs for extra storage and backup/Dell-M.2 Samsung 850 EVO PCIe
Display(s) Asus 266H/Viewsonic 1080p/HP ZR24W
Case CM-690/CM-690 II adv/Dell 8900 series
Audio Device(s) All use on board (Realtek) w/2.1 speakers
Power Supply PC P&C 750/PC P&C Silencer 950/CM 700 Extreme
Mouse Logitech
Keyboard Logitech
Software Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit/Windows 10 Pro - 64bit/Windows 10 Pro - 64bit
I am using hdmi on my ASUS and Viewsonic monitors, have no problems.
Mar 18, 2008
4,607 (1.25/day)
System Name Night Rider | Mini LAN PC | Workhorse
Processor AMD FX 8350 | i7 2600 | i7 970
Motherboard GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ | GA-H77M-D3H | Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling AMD Wraith cooler| Coolermaster Gemini with Noctua 3000RPM Fan | Big shairkan B
Memory 4x2GB DDR3 G.Skill 1600 6-8-6-24| 2x4GB Corsair 1600 | 6x2GB DDR3 1300 Corsair
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 970 OC in Sli | Gainward GTX 650 TI GS | ASUS 7970 Matrix
Storage 250GB Plextor SSD Por 5 /1TB WD Black | 500GB WD ES/WD Black | WD 320/Seagate 320
Display(s) LG 27" 1440P| Samsung 20" S20C300L/DELL 15" | 22" DELL/19"DELL
Case LIAN LI PC-18 | Mini ATX Case (custom) | Atrix C4 9001
Audio Device(s) Onboard | Onbaord | Onboard
Power Supply Silverstone 750 | Silverstone Mini 450W | Corsair CX-750
Mouse Gigabyte aivia krypton gaming mouse | Rapoo V900 | Gigabyte 6850X
Keyboard MAX Keyboard Nighthawk X8 | Creative Fatal1ty eluminx | Some POS Logitech
Software Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64/Windows 10 Home
I use VGA, DVI and HDMI, mostly DVI
Feb 19, 2006
5,926 (1.33/day)
New York
System Name http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=73751
Processor i7-920 CO@4.2GHZ / ASUS GL553VW 15.6" Gaming Laptop NVIDIA GTX 960M 4GB Intel Core i56300HQ 8GB DDR4
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58
Cooling Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System
Memory CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) 2X ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB DDR5 PCI-Express
Storage (RAID-0) with 4 Identical Hard Drives (1.28TB (320GBx4)
Display(s) LG 50" 50PK550 1080p 600Hz Plasma/37 Inch WestingHouse @1920x1080
Case Thermaltake M9 (I hate it its like trying to live in a 1 inch box)
Power Supply ThermalTake ToughPower 1200 Watt
Software Windows 7 professional 64
I use HDMI and have not had any issue at all with it. I do admit I do not use the sound option in HDMI. Also I have never had a hand shake issue with HDMI and it seems to be pretty darn stable for me.
Sep 25, 2010
536 (0.19/day)
System Name Shin-Lazarus
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K
Motherboard Asrock Z97 Extreme6
Cooling De-lid+Tt Water 3.0 Extreme S
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX780 DC II OC
Storage OS=Micron C400 256GB + 4x HDD's
Display(s) ASUS VG248QE
Case Corsair Obsidian 750D
Audio Device(s) HX Cloud Stinger-onboard-Logitech Z623
Power Supply FSP AURUM PT 850W
Mouse Logitech G600
Keyboard Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum
Software WIn 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores All over the bench
My monitor has VGA-DVI-HDMI, pretty useful if i want to connect multiple devices and i use the DVI-D for PC,
The TV has a PS3 over HDMI, an XBOX360 over Component (because i'm lacking a long HDMI cable) and an old pc connected with VGA
May 20, 2011
190 (0.07/day)
System Name Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Memory 16 GB
Storage 500 GB seagate + 1TB Samsung + 1 TB WD green + 250 GB SSD Samsung EVO
Display(s) LG 23MP67HQ Borderless + LG 42 Inch Full HD
DVI ( monitor) and HDMI ( TV ) :)
Nov 11, 2004
2,122 (0.43/day)
System Name Overlord Mk MVI
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.85GHz
Motherboard Asus Prime X370-Pro
Cooling Corsair H110i
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200
Video Card(s) Galax GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC-SNPR
Storage 512GB Plextor M8PeG NVMe, 500GB Crucial MX200
Display(s) Asus PG27AQ
Case Corsair Carbide 400Q
Power Supply Corsair AX860i
Mouse Logitech G500s
Keyboard Roccat ISKU
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores https://valid.x86.fr/j1yypa
At one point in time I couldn't find a dvi cable, but had an hdmi cable and 2 dvi-hdmi adapters.
It works.

But I do have a question, if your monitor requires a dual-link cable, what happens when you use a single link cable?
You won't get a picture on the screen
Nov 10, 2008
1,897 (0.55/day)
System Name Star Citizen Enabler
Processor Intel Core i7 4770K @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard MSI Z87-GD65
Cooling Triple 120 rad WC with EK-Supreme LTX CSQ waterblock
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz C9
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming 6G GTX 980Ti
Storage Corsair Force 3 120GB, Kingstone V300 240GB, Seagate Barracuda 1.5tb, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1tb
Display(s) Oculus Rift DK2 + 24" 1920x1200 HP LP2475w(H-IPS panel)
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D2X (pci-e) with optical into logitech z-5500 speakers
Power Supply Corsair HX850i
Software Windows 7 Professional 64-bit [full retail]
DisplayPort - it's easier to add and remove than VGA/DVI and their thumb screws, but not as easy to accidentally pull out of the monitor as HDMI.

Also HDMI cables are a rare resource in my flat, and I need as many as I can find for the TV in the living room...
May 13, 2010
4,478 (1.54/day)
System Name RemixedBeast
Processor Intel i5 3570K @ 3.4Ghz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Pro3
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 16GB Corsair XMS3
Video Card(s) EVGA Nvidia GTX 650 Ti SSC 1GB
Storage 1.5TB Seagate/128GB Samsung 840
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster P2350 23in @ 1920x1080 + LG Flatron 19in Widescreen 1440x900
Case Antec Three Hundred Two
Audio Device(s) Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 // Fiio E7 Amp/DAC
Power Supply 620w Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620M
Mouse Logitech G700s/G502
Keyboard Logitech K740
Software Windows Server 2012 x64 Standard
Benchmark Scores Network: APs: Cisco Meraki MR32, Ubiquiti Unifi AP-AC-LR and Lite, Ligowave NFT-3AC
Jan 12, 2010
1,471 (0.49/day)
System Name Custom Built | Netbook Samsung N145P
Processor Intel Core i3 6100 | Intel Atom N455 1.6 GHz
Motherboard Asus H110M-K-D3
Cooling Stock heatsink/fan
Memory 12GB RAM
Video Card(s) MSI GT 1050 Ti 4GB| Intel GMA 3150
Storage Samsung EVO 750 120GB + Kingston HyperX Fury 120 GB + 2TB WD Hard disk | Kingston V300 120GB
Display(s) HP Pavilion 22cw
Case A old one
Audio Device(s) Realtek
Power Supply Generic 500W
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1| Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DVI, with VGA the text look like :banghead:.


New Member
May 25, 2012
4 (0.00/day)
System Name built it myself
Processor Intel i3 2100 3.1GHz
Motherboard Asrock H61M-HVS
Cooling stock
Memory Corsair CMV4GX3M1A1333C9 2x4GB 7-7-7-20
Video Card(s) Sapphire 7850 OC Edition
Storage Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB 7200rpm
Display(s) LED 1080p
Case Powerlogic ITX
Audio Device(s) onboard VIA HD Audio
Power Supply FSP Supersonic 550w
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Benchmark Scores 3DMark11 5626
I got DVI-I cable from my 1080p monitor purchase, and a HDMI cable from my graphic card.
I know HDMI cable is more expensive so I store it away and currently using the DVI cable :)


Staff member
Oct 6, 2004
46,301 (9.35/day)
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Corsair H155i Pro (yay for maglev fans!)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 3066 C18
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5 White Gold edition + RGB lighting
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + Corsair Void RGB
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G703 + PowerPlay mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
I got DVI-I cable from my 1080p monitor purchase, and a HDMI cable from my graphic card.
I know HDMI cable is more expensive so I store it away and currently using the DVI cable :)
HDMI cables are dirt cheap


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May 25, 2012
4 (0.00/day)
System Name built it myself
Processor Intel i3 2100 3.1GHz
Motherboard Asrock H61M-HVS
Cooling stock
Memory Corsair CMV4GX3M1A1333C9 2x4GB 7-7-7-20
Video Card(s) Sapphire 7850 OC Edition
Storage Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB 7200rpm
Display(s) LED 1080p
Case Powerlogic ITX
Audio Device(s) onboard VIA HD Audio
Power Supply FSP Supersonic 550w
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Benchmark Scores 3DMark11 5626
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Jul 10, 2012
3,997 (1.89/day)
Memphis, TN
System Name Black Prometheus
Processor AMD Ryzen R5 1600 @4.1GHz
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
Cooling DeepCool Gammaxx 200T
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 16GB (4x4GB) @3000MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX Vega 64 Limited Edition
Storage Seagatr Barracuda 2TB x4
Display(s) LG 29UM68-P 29" UltraWide w/FreeSync
Case Fractal Arc Midi R2
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec Quattro 850W
Software Windows 10 EDU x64
HDMI 1.4 on all my devices and rig ?
Feb 18, 2005
1,388 (0.29/day)
South Africa
System Name Firelance
Processor i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz / 1.23V
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H @ F16h mod BIOS
Cooling Corsair H105 + 4x Gentle Typhoon 1850
Memory 2x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 CL9 @ CL7
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 Armor OC with Gaming X BIOS @ 2000 core / 2300 mem
Storage 2x 256GB 840 Pro (RAID-0) + 3TB Deskstar 7K3000 + 512GB BX300 + 8TB WD Purple
Display(s) Dell U2713HM (25x14) + Acer P243W (19x12)
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) Corsair VOID Wireless
Power Supply Seasonic SS-760XP² Platinum
Mouse Logitech G400
Keyboard Logitech G19
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
Why can't we choose more than one option?
This! I'm currently using HDMI for my primary monitor and DVI for my secondary.

I wish the industry would hurry up and migrate to DisplayPort (and dump crappy HDMI) so we can get more connectors in less space. E.g. the cards below with 4x DP in a single slot, where normally only 2x DVI would fit:

Feb 6, 2007
2,576 (0.63/day)
Processor Mysterious Engineering Prototype
Motherboard Intel 865
Cooling Custom block made in workshop
Memory Corsair XMS 2GB
Video Card(s) FireGL X3-256
Display(s) 1600x1200 SyncMaster x 2 = 3200x1200
Software Windows 2003
DVI (for workstation) and VGA (for laptop)
Sep 3, 2010
3,449 (1.23/day)
NL, Europe
Processor Intel Core i5-4460
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H
Cooling Arctic Freezer i11
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport, DDR3-1600, 2x4 GB kit
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 (120GB) + Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 (1TB)
Display(s) AOC G2260VWQ6 | Acer AL1916 (in reserve)
Case Cooler Maste Centurion 5
Audio Device(s) integrated
Power Supply Seasonic G450
Mouse Logitech G500
Keyboard Qpad MK-50
Software Windows 10
VGA cable, connected to DVI with an adapter.