I have a GTX N560 Ti Twin Frozr III MSI's Hawk Edition graphics card and it comes with 2 DVI-I Female ports and 1 Mini HDMI Female port. Now I have a DVI-D Male Cable (both sides) and a DVI-I Female to VGA Male converter for my VGA monitor.

My question is that can I use my DVI-D cable for my DVI-I graphics card ?

  • You can certainly connect a DVI-D cable to a DVI-I port. The thing is, what kind of port on the monitor you will connect it to? If you want DVI-I (card) -> DVI-D cable -> DVI-I to VGA adapter -> VGA (monitor), then certainly it will NOT work. – Tom Yan Mar 26 '16 at 12:32
  • @TomYan , you are right, that is my arrangement style and I am changing it to just DVI-I(card) -> DVI-I to VGA adapter - VGA cable, which will be better – AKC Mar 26 '16 at 18:58
  • It's not really "better", but "necessary". – Tom Yan Mar 26 '16 at 19:03
  • @TomYan , :P my bad, yeah its necessary – AKC Mar 26 '16 at 19:04

DVI-I cable have 4 additional wires to transport analog RGB signal. So, if your cable is DVI-D only your DVI to VGA converter will not work.

I assume that converter is a passive one.

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