Collection: DVI cables

DVI cable: Old, but also tried and tested

DVI – this stands for Digital Visual Interface and is an interface for image transmission that came onto the market in 1999. Intel, IBM, HP and other IT companies formed the Digital Display Working Group and created a standard for the digital transmission of moving images from a "video controller" to an image display device that is still serving well over two decades later.

The DVI family

Most people are probably familiar with DVI cables from the PC sector. For years they were the standard when it came to connecting a monitor to the computer, or more precisely to the graphics card. They once solved VGA cable as the number 1 connection solution. But what probably not everyone is aware of: There are different types of DVI plugs and sockets: DVI-A, DVI-I and DVI-D, the latter two as single and dual link variants.

DVI-A no longer plays a role these days as it can only transmit analog signals from the graphics card. DVI-I, on the other hand, is able to work with digital signals, while DVI-D only handles digital data. The difference between single and dual link cables: Some only use one TMDS transmitter, others use two. As a result, dual-link cables achieve twice the transmission speed, which is why they support higher resolutions than their single-link counterparts. The difference can also be seen purely visually: Dual link connector In both cases (i.e. DVI-I and -D) have six more contacts.

DVI cable of the best quality

We offer Dual link DVI-D cable with 24 + 1 pins that allow you to connect older monitors or projectors to your PC. Very practical: the cables are compatible with all types of DVI connectors. They support a maximum resolution of 2560 × 1600 at 60 Hertz. In Full HD (1920 × 1080) the DVI cables have a speed of 144 Hertz. This makes them even suitable for gamers who spend their time playing fast, competitive online games.

With us you can get high quality DVI cable with different lengths, from 0.5 m to 10 m. They all have ferrite cores installed, which sets them apart from regular ones DVI cables differentiates and provides additional interference suppression during signal transmission. The contacts are gold plated to protect the cable from corrosion. The screws on both sides of the connectors guarantee a secure hold. A loose contact cannot therefore occur.

DVI with HDMI, DisplayPort or USB-C connect

It's entirely possible these days that either your monitor or graphics card doesn't have one DVI connection has more, but only HDMI and or DisplayPort . With us you will find the right solutions to connect your devices with each other. If you have a modern graphics card but an old screen, you're good to go with an adapter cable from DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI to DVI on the safe side, especially since both are also cables with a DVI-D connector (dual link) that you can connect to any type of DVI socket.

The HDMI-DVI adapter cable you can even use it to connect a game console or DVD/Blu-ray player to an older PC monitor (a separate cable is required for audio transmission). Both cables support resolutions up to 1080p, consist of high-purity copper wires and have gold-plated connectors. The HDMI variant can also be used bidirectionally. This also allows you to connect an older graphics card to a modern screen.

If you want to connect your laptop to a monitor or projector with a DVI input, we have a USB-C to DVI adapter in our range. The USB-C adapter supports resolutions up to 4K (at 30 Hertz) and is also compatible with MacBooks with Thunderbolt 3.

Frequently asked questions and answers about DVI cables

What kind of DVI cable do I need for my monitor?

There are five different types of DVI connectors (and therefore plugs). The good thing is that Dual link DVI-D cables are compatible with all DVI connectors. So you can't go wrong with such a specimen.

Can you connect DVI to HDMI?

With an appropriate one Adapter cable , as we offer it in our shop, is possible without any problems.

Which is better: HDMI or DVI?

HDMI is a more modern technology that has evolved significantly since its introduction in 2002. With HDMI 2.0, for example, enables the transmission of 4K image signals (3840 × 2160) at 60 Hertz 2.1 even at 144 Hertz. With DVI is no more than 2560 × 1600 (60 Hertz). HDMI also supports the transmission of audio signals, DVI not. HDMI is technically definitely better; This is particularly useful when using modern gaming monitors DisplayPort at. But if you have a monitor that only has one DVI - and none HDMI port has brings you the best HDMI - or DisplayPort cable nothing.

What resolution can DVI?

This varies from single to dual link DVI. The former is only sufficient for 1920 × 1080, while the dual-link version allows 2560 × 1600 thanks to twice the bandwidth.

Which is better: VGA or DVI?

VGA is a very old interface that was introduced in 1987 and transmits purely analog data. DVI On the other hand, it supports (apart from DVI-A) the lossless transmission of digital signals and is therefore clearly ahead.

What is the difference between DVI and DVI-D?

There is no "normal" DVI variant. Either you are dealing with DVI-A, DVI-I or DVI-D. The latter is characterized by the fact that it can only transmit digital signals, while DVI-A is purely analogue and DVI-I can do both.

What is a dual link DVI connector?

A Dual link DVI connector has either 24 + 5 pins (DVI-I) or 24 + 1 pin (DVI-D) and is therefore compatible with any type of DVI connector. For this reason, there used to be graphics cards that had dual-link DVI sockets, although they were not able to calculate images in resolutions beyond 1920 × 1080. The advantage of dual-link cables is that they support resolutions of up to 2560 × 1600, provided the graphics card supports this.