I have 2 Samsung S32D850T 32" monitors (S32D850T) that work great through DVI however the top resolution I can get from them is 1920x1080. Of course the drivers of the graphics card (ASUS GFX 970) says it can go up to 2560 x 1440. When I go up to that resolution the text gets all funky as though clear type text wasn't on. Clearly I'm missing something and need to either get another graphics card or use a better cord etc. My ASUS GFX 970 as 2 DVI ports, 1 display port and 1 HDMI port on it. My monitors support both HDMI and DVI. Are either of these solutions possible?

1) Use the DisplayPort and use a splitter to go dual with either DVI or HDMI and get the top resolution for both (2560 x 1440)

2) Use the DisplayPort for 1 monitor and use the HDMI port for the other monitor and get the top resolution for both (2560 x 1440)

Again right now the highest I get is 1920 x 1080.

Here are the full specs of my machine

Operating System
      Windows 8.1 64-bit
      Intel Core i3/i5/i7 6xxx @ 3.50GHz  27 °C
      Skylake 14nm Technology
      S32D850 (1920x1080@60Hz)
      S32D850 (1920x1080@60Hz)
      4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (ASUStek Computer Inc)    45 °C
      465GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (SSD)   35 °C
      931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (SATA)   39 °C
      465GB Hitachi HDS72505 0KLAT80 USB Device (SSD) 35 °C
  Optical Drives
      TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N SCSI CdRom Device
      Realtek High Definition Audio

  • Have you tried using just one monitor? Use a combo of ports and don't use splitters. I'm currently using DVI-D and DisplayPort. – Papa Oct 23 '15 at 3:15
  • When I go to a single monitor using a DVI connection I still get the same results which is that the resolution can't go above 1920 x 1080 without looking funky. – Dale Oct 23 '15 at 3:27
  • Is this the DVI cable that came with monitor? Cause it needs DVI-D cable to display 1440p. – Papa Oct 23 '15 at 3:29
  • Looking at the cable it looks like a DVI-D (Single Link) connector. I referenced the difference in cable connectors from this site. pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/pc-peripheral/… – Dale Oct 23 '15 at 3:36
  • This is an image of what my connectors look like on my ASUS 970 OC. images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2014/09/… – Dale Oct 23 '15 at 3:43

The solution to this was to use the DisplayPort for one monitor and a high end HDMI cable for the other. I could have used a DVI cable but it would have to be a Dual Link DVI cable. The ones I had were both single link and didn't have the bandwidth for the resolution.

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    You didn't receive a DVI-D cable from Samsung? You didn't say you were using DIV-I cables and I would have said that's you're issue :/ That's pretty cheap of them. – Papa Oct 27 '15 at 10:10

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