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A List Of Computer Display Cables Around Us

The 21st century has brought about a great revolution in the world of computers. Wireless devices are no longer a dream. In spite of this scenario where wireless technologies have developed many a mile, many computer networks still rely on cables for effective data transfer. In this article we mainly concentrate on the display cables that you are using.

Few Display Cables You Know About:

1.) VGA Cables (Video Graphic Array Cables)


The VGA Cables are the first analog cables which spread universally after they were originally developed in 1987.Initially these cables could only provide a resolution of 640×480 and with several advancements have the capability to provide up to 2048×1536 resolution at a refresh rate of 85 Hz.

A List Of Computer Display Cables Around Us

These advanced models are usually regarded as the SVGA Cables. In spite of their performance they could not resist competition from the DVI Cables.

2.) DVI Cables ( Digital Visual Interface Cables)

The DVI Cables are the other video display interfaces of computers which connect the display controller to display devices (say monitors). Developed in 1999 these cables have the ability to produce uncompressed video.

A List Of Computer Display Cables Around Us

The other important aspect of these cables is that they are compatible with the earlier display interface (the VGA Connectors).

The widespread usage of these display cables is primarily due to their compatibility and uncompressed digital video transmission at a maximum resolution of 2560×1600 at 60Hz (or 3840×2400 at 33Hz).

These are mostly used in modern video cards.

3.) HDMI Cables (High Definition Multimedia Interface Cable)

The HDMI Cables are advancement of the DVI Cables. Along with transferring uncompressed video they even have the capability to transmit compressed or uncompressed audio.

A List Of Computer Display Cables Around Us


These are the most modern cables developed in 2003 and can produce resolutions of 4096×2160 at 60Hz refresh rate. These cables are now prevalent in all the latest audio and video systems including the video cards.

If you are planning to connect your computer to a television, we would recommend you to go for HDMI Cables. It is because no other cables have the ability to transmit both audio and video.

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