120hz Monitor, HDMI or DVI-D cable? Solved

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       18 Sep 2016 #11

    swarfega said: View Post
    I believe HDMI for graphics cards is slowly on the way out. I currently use DVI-D for one monitor (simply because it doesn't have displayport) and displayport on the gsync enabled monitor. I think displayport will prevail and become defacto.

    The DVI-D monitor is set to 144Hz and the displayport one is set to 165Hz.
    Yeah. I've been using DP for a while.

    I am not overly fond of DP connectors, though. They don't seem to make very positive connections. I've disturbed mine just by poking around with other cables on the back of the PC. The old VGA and DVI cables were a bit of a pain, but they stayed put once screwed down.
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  2.    02 Nov 2016 #12

    Smallfoe said: View Post
    Hey there,

    my old 2nd monitor is about to die (see: Solved Dual screen issue, 2nd screen turns black ... - Windows 10 Forums) so i got a replacement. Now i figured thats this monitor is able to run 120hz and i sure as hell wanna use that. :)

    But i remember i did read stuff about hdmi not being able to support 120hz, but i also got told its just the other way around. Now the internet seems to be in the same boat as me, since i do only find split answers. Nevertheless hear i am asking for help (again).

    Wich cabel should i use? HDMI or DVI-D?

    Monitor: Asus VG236HE (VG236HE | Monitore | ASUS Deutschland)
    Graphiccard: Gigabyte 970 GTX

    Thanks in advance for the help <3

    If that ain't the right forum for my question, feel free to move the topic as you please :)

    Cheers Smallfoe

    P.S.: i'm thinking about getting a third monitor .. how exactly am i going to connect them all onto one card? gosh im such a newb
    If you have the option I would use Display Port since it can do 120hz and has higher quality. If not just stick with HDMI it provides better quality video than DVI-D. As for a third display: buy a distribution amplifier. You can get a DA that supports up to 24 displays. The more you add the more $$$ you're gonna spend though.
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