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Dual-link DVI
Dual-link DVI is a method of combining two DVI channels into one higher resolution picture. You can't combine any two channels you like - the graphics card (or DVI source) must support this feature and use extra pins on the DVI connector for this. 'Normal' DVI is single-link and doesn't use these extra pins.

The two channels are sent simultaneously sharing the same video clock. The monitor (DVI receiver) combines the two channels back into one source - alternating the pixels displayed between the two channels.

Only very high resolutions, requiring pixel clocks of 160MHz or higher tend to use Dual-link DVI. Dual-link DVI cables are usually much thicker than normal DVI cables, because they have more signals within them.

Dual-link DVI can also have analog video in it, so you can get Dual-link DVI-D and Dual-link DVI-I.

See DVI-I DVI-A and DVI-D
ID
159
Category
C2 Product Family (excludes 770, 4000, and 5000 series)
Date Created
10/10/2005 12:19:45
Date Updated
10/10/2005 12:27:06
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