DVI Differences

What is the difference between DVI-I, DVI-D, and DVI-A?

I is for integrated. It can handle both digital and analog signals.

D is for digital. It can only handle digital signals.

A is for analog. It can only handle analog signals.

Looking at this I realized that some might have problems identifying which connector is which. I provided the information below to expound on the explanation.

For the first two variations above their are actually two more variations as there is a single link and a dual link version.

As one might expect, single-link DVI is the slower, less capable version as it only supports up to a 60 Hz refresh rate with 1920 x 1200 resolution while dual-link DVI supports up to 2560 x 1600 at 60 Hz resolution.

You can identify the connector you need by matching the pins below.

DVI - Integrated Dual Link

DVI - Integrated Single Link

DVI - Digital Dual Link

DVI - Digital Single Link

DVI - Analog

You can find suitable options for DVI cables and more at the links below.

Product Index > Cable Assemblies > Video Cables (DVI, HDMI)