anybody use DVI to Mini DisplayPort converter for PC gaming?

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  1. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    I see that the Gefen DVI to Mini DisplayPort converter is on sale at MacMall for $82. See the link below. I'm wondering if anyone has used this for PC gaming? I've got a good gaming PC. I have a 24" ACD that I use with my MacBook Pro. I'm wondering if using this converter would be good with PC gaming. I understand the thing does active conversion since native is not possible between the two formats. Any chance this thing would slow down the signal and hinder PC gaming performance?

    http://www.macmall.com/p/5791682?source=mwbfroogle&dpno=7935164&ref=dynamitedata.com#pdpOverview
     
  2. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    Why can I go from MDP to HDMI with a simple adapter, but not from MDP to HDMI?
     
  3. umgoblue2008 macrumors regular

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    I don't follow.
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Because DisplayPort can carry an HDMI/DVI signal, but DVI/HDMI cannot carry a DisplayPort signal.

    Because HDMI sucks, that's why.
     
  5. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    Bah, I typed that wrong... I meant MDP on my iMac to DVI on my Samsung display :eek: but you answered it anyway :)
     
  6. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    I use the Apple display port to DVI adapter for my external from my MBP. think it was like $20 or something. Works fine for PC games if I play em on boot camp. no issues at all.
     

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