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Sterling L.

Sterling L.

Joined on 03/25/12

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Some things people need to realize.

StarTech DVISPL1DD Black 1 ft. DVI-D to 2 x DVI-D Digital Video Splitter Cable - M/F
StarTech DVISPL1DD Black 1 ft. DVI-D to 2 x DVI-D Digital Video Splitter Cable - M/F

Pros: The product will work if you know how to use it and have the correct hardware.

Cons: You can't just expect it to work if you don't have the right hardware or know how DVI splitting works.

Overall Review: When splitting DVI, you have to remember that all of the connected devices have to support Dual-Link DVI I/O. If you try to sit using DVI-I or DVI-A which are analog signals they will not be able to support the bandwidth that it needs to display both videos correctly. For example, you can't use DVI-A or DVI-D to output 1080p 120hz or up to 240hz stable because they simply do not have the bandwidth capabilities, keep in mind that HDMI cannot handle more than 60hz stable. So if you want to send images to a capture card or 2nd screen you have to be sure they support DVI-D I/O and your desired resolution and frame rate. I have a Dual-Link DVI splitter that I use to go to my 144hz monitor and capture card that captures at 1080p 30fps, I have to run my games at about 210fps so that the screen can get 144fps and the capture card can get its 30fps. I set it a little bit higher just because I can. I hope this has helped some misunderstanding.

Great for the Price

ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: The price is exactly right for what you get. Black Ops II - 1920x1080 on high settings = 150+ fps 70-90% load Black Ops II - 6090x1080 normal settings (shadows low) = up to 100 fps 85-90% load GTA IV with iCEnhancer highest settings = 90+ fps 100% load Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - 1920x1080 highest settings = 150+ fps CS: GO - 6090x1080 low settings = up to 80 fps

Cons: Plastic Cover is a little cheap, not a gamebreaker though. As usual with any card, instead of using thermal paste they used the cheap thermal pads to connect the GPU and heat sink. Very easily replaced with Arctic Silver thermal paste.