So, long story short, the old CRT monitor I used to use for online gaming broke a few weeks ago.
After studying the HDTV thread for a couple days I decided to pick up an Alienware OptX AW2210 monitor.
The monitor itself is great however it doesn’t have a VGA port and it didn’t come with a remarkably long DVI cable either.
My old-ass PC videocard doesn’t have a HDMI port so I resorted to use the DVI one and since the cable bundled with the monitor was too short I now have to purchase either a** DVI>DVI** or a HDMI>DVI cable…the problem is that the ones longer than 1,5 meters are nowhere to be found around here, so I was thinking of getting a long enough** HDMI>HDMI** cable (they’re much easier to find) and put it in place combined with a HDMI>DVI adapter/reduction (see image below).
Now my question is, does anybody knows if the use of the aforementioned “adapter” adds refresh lag?
Also, would using a** DVI (videocard end) > HDMI (monitor end)** cable be exactly the same as using a** HDMI > HDMI cable + DVI reduction/adapter**?
And, ultimately, Is there any advantage in using a** DVI > DVI** cable instead of a HDMI > DVI or** HDMI > HDMI + DVI reduction**, refresh lag-wise or are all of them basically the same thing?
Thanks in advance for your help and I apologize for being such a noob.