I'm looking at upgrading my monitor. There are many types of connection standards for, er, connecting the monitor to a graphics cards: VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.
VGA is practically dead; that leaves three different types of ports to worry about. What makes it worse is that DVI itself has four permutations!
So, when buying a monitor, one has to consider:
- The monitor, of course.
- The graphics card; it must possess the type of connection port suitable for the monitor.
- The proper cable that can provide the resolution that's native to the monitor.
Mess up on any of the three, then the results are, shall we say, very vexing.