I bought a shiny new video card for a Dell Gx280 I picked up for nix. I needed Dual Display, PCI-E and wanted a decent gaming card. Oh, and it had to be low profile...
I came up with:
Now the reason I thought it was dual display is because of this "Dual Link" thing. I thought it meant running 2 monitors off of a splitter. I'm not sure I'm wrong as yet, but I can't find a splitter that promises anything other than cloning the display, so I don't want to order a cable that is useless.
The card properties definately have 2 displays available, the DVD-I port is one, and the other is either the HDMI port, or my mythical "split" display.
Does anyone know if I can do what I want, is there a cable available that has the smarts to do dual display, or is the "Dual-Link" solely to drive one MONSTER display very well?
If I can't do what I want, will a HDMI-DVI-D cable work in reverse? Plug the HDMI end into my Graphics card and drive the display on the DVI-D port? It seems to me that HDMI -DVI cables are for taking a DVI graphics port and plugging it in to a HDMI device.