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Windows 7: So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, VGA/DVI


20 Jan 2012   #1
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, VGA/DVI

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Alas, poor VGA and DVI; we knew ye well. If those increasingly obsolete connection technologies hold a place near and dear to your heart, you might want to make it a point of going out and picking up a laptop or desktop sometime soon. It's looking like five years from now, DVI and VGA ports will join dinosaurs, VCRs and the Dodo in the pages of the history books, smothered by the more widespread HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces.
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21 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Five years is still many hardware generations away.
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21 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

From what I heard DVI has same qualities/properties as HDMI so why would they do that
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21 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WolfSoul View Post
From what I heard DVI has same qualities/properties as HDMI so why would they do that
HDMI is a smaller connector, would you rather have 3+ HDMI/ Diplay ports on your GPU, or be limited to 2 DVI ports for multi-monitor setups.
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21 Jan 2012   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

What I don't understand is that it talks about Intel and AMD support for the interfaces, when I seem that it would be Nvidia and AMD/ATI, since it is regarding the video cards, rather than the CPUs. If you plugged a video card with DVI interfaces into a system with one of those processors...after their support lapsed, wouldn't they still work?
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21 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
What I don't understand is that it talks about Intel and AMD support for the interfaces, when I seem that it would be Nvidia and AMD/ATI, since it is regarding the video cards, rather than the CPUs. If you plugged a video card with DVI interfaces into a system with one of those processors...after their support lapsed, wouldn't they still work?
Yes they would, but that GPU would most likely be outdated as by that time the standards would have changed. Also the support would still be there though as the graphics card would be using PCIE. The reason they bring up Intel is because of its integrated GPU on CPU die-are.
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24 Jan 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WolfSoul View Post
From what I heard DVI has same qualities/properties as HDMI so why would they do that
HDMI is a smaller connector, would you rather have 3+ HDMI/ Diplay ports on your GPU, or be limited to 2 DVI ports for multi-monitor setups.
Isn't HDMI Video and Audio while DVI is only Video?
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24 Jan 2012   #8

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24 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Yes it's no audio but for the rest it's supposed to be the same (well actually besides the network capaicty the new HDMI has)
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26 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

What's strange for me is the fact that I just put together an Eyefinity setup with my current rig, and I had to use multiple DVI ports to accomplish this (along with a Mini DisplayPort adapter). Because I previously connected my single monitor with an HDMI cable, I kept thinking, "I'm not going backwards, am I?" But quite frankly, the image quality looks the same to me.
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