I am looking for a motherboard with onboard dual video that supports DVI-I and VGA.
Posted on 2010-03-23
Hi everyone, i am looking for motherboards with onboard dual video that supports DVI-I and VGA. I have found a number of very good boards that support DVI-D and VGA but I haven't had any luck finding one that supports DVI-I.
The reason behind this request is we have a lot of users with dual monitor displays running on basic boards with a dual video cards installed. We are in the process of replacing most of these machines and have found that we get better deals by building (barebones) as needed.
The problem is that most of the monitors support only VGA adapters, so the DVI-D interfaces are useless. If we use a DVI-I we could convert the signal to analog with a cheap converter and utilize both VGA monitors. Unfortunately, you can not convert DVI-D to VGA since the signal is digital only.
Previously we used ASUS and GIGABYTE boards with AMD Athlon II x2 processors with great success. We just paired up the boards with monitors that are running both VGA and DVI and we could take advantage of the onboard capability. But we are running out of those types of monitors and we don't want to buy new video cards unnecessarily (since we have a lot of left overs).
Thanks in advance.