I have a Monoprice 27in IPS-ZERO-G Slim Monitor WQHD 2560x1440 - Dual Link DVI, VGA with a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 connected to a NVIDIA Quadro K620 video card. The Connection is as follows:

Monitor (DVI-D) >> DVI-D Cable >> Display Port Adapter >> Display Port Input on video card.

With this setup my monitor is limited to a max resolution of 1920 x 1080. Anything above that does not display (screen goes black). I think it has to do with not having a display port on the monitor itself.

Will buying a USB powered DVI-D to displayport link adapter allow my monitor to use maximum resolution?

  • Please edit your question: What is the exact make and model of your monitor?If you buy a USB to DVI-D adapter it will just use the resolution of the USB to DVI-D adapter and not the Nvidia Quadro K620 video card. – Giacomo1968 Mar 31 '15 at 17:30
  • @JakeGould, please take a look at the link to the adapter I am talking about. The adapter is DVI-D to DisplayPort. It is only powered by the USB. – cl3 Mar 31 '15 at 18:47
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    DVI-D does not mean "dual link DVI". The adapter you mentioned is the right one, but it is not "DVI-D to DisplayPort", it is "DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI ". – ilkhd Mar 31 '15 at 20:22

You need a “DisplayPort -> Dual Link DVI adapter”, like this: “Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter”


It turned out that Monoprice included a defective cable with the monitor. They sent me a new one and everything worked fine.

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