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Old 07-22-08, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default Does DVI-D put more strain on a gpu than SVGA?

I am using an NV35 (GeForce FX5900 Ultra 256MB) with a 19" analog CRT monitor at 1280x960, and my GPU runs at about ~60 degrees. I know that is a bit hot, but there is little I can do.

Anyway, I am upgrading to a 22" TFT LCD flatscreen monitor, and will be using a DVI-D cable. Will this put a greater load on my GPU? It can creep up to 70 degrees+ when I put a strain on it with SVGA, if DVI-D is gonna make it hotter than this consistantly that is not gonna be healthy and I am gonna have to find some way to improve its cooling.

I guess my question is, does producing a digital DVI-D signal put more load on a GPU than producing an analog SVGA signal? Thanks if anyone can help.
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Old 07-22-08, 03:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Does DVI-D put more strain on a gpu than SVGA?

I doubt you'll see any differences between the two. In theory a DVI connection should use slightly less power because it doesn't have to use a RAMDAC to convert the picture to analog. Either way it's going to be peanuts, and I can't say as I've ever heard of a case where it made a difference.
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Old 07-23-08, 05:13 AM   #3
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It would make a bigger difference in your temperatures if you were to rearrange things in your case to allow for better airflow.
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Old 07-23-08, 08:20 AM   #4
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bman is right and +1 for what sat said.

getting better airflow will have a bigger effect on your temperatures than switching between DVI-D and VGA.
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Old 07-24-08, 03:13 AM   #5
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Wow, people still have FX cards?!





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Old 07-25-08, 02:24 AM   #6
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Don't be rude SLippe.
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Old 08-01-08, 08:26 PM   #7
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Default Re: Does DVI-D put more strain on a gpu than SVGA?

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Wow, people still have FX cards?!





They're not rare here in Brazil lol
I have a 2 MX 200, 4 MX 440, FX5200 and a FX5500. Also, an ATI Rage.
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