Best DVI Cables in 2020



AmazonBasics DVI to DVI Monitor Adapter Cable - 6.5 Feet (2 Meters) Review:


As others have noted, this is a DVI-D (dual link) cable which supports higher resolutions that a standard single link DVI cable. These cables are well made, and just as sturdy as you will find on any good cable. The shielding is high quality, the connectors are snug and it does not stick out more than it has to. The cord will wrap, bend, twist easily as well, which is something often overlooked as most cables with thick shielding are too stiff to manipulate.
Do not waste your money going out to the chain stores and spending a ton of money on big name brand cables that have more money in their packaging than their product (looking at you monster products). I have used the AmazonBasics brand for so many things. These cables, HDMI cables, indoor antennae (comparable to the mohu leaf), and surge protectors as well as anything else Ive seen the Amazon brand on. They will work just as good if not better, and cost a lot less. Sure, there are cable manufacturers that can get you the same cable, cheaper, but you will be hard pressed to find one that is cheaper that also has a good return policy, and that will get it to you with free 2 day shipping. The packaging on these are what they should be with a cable. A small, simple, cardboard box that the cable fits in perfectly. Not some hard to open, thick, plastic, clamshell case covered in graphics that cost more than the actual cable and are a pain to open.



Active DVI-D to VGA Adapter, Benfei DVI-D 24+1 to VGA Male to Female Adapter Review:


I might be doing something wrong. Got this converter to connect a new nVidia gt 1030 GPU to an existing Dell VGA monitor. The monitor has been working at 1920x1200 for over 5 yrs.

I'm a Linux desktop user. No Windows.

After connecting this adapter, only 1920x1080 is allowed by the nvidia driver. This is because the adapter EDID highest resolution is 1920x1080. In debug mode, the nvidia driver outputs all the EDID information that this adapter provides. Basically, it has resolutions from 1920x1080 down. Nothing higher, so nVidia GPUs won't use any resolution that isn't provided by the EDID information. I was stuck for a few weeks at 1080.

I used another computer connected to the monitor over VGA which was working at 1200p resolution to pull the EDID data directly from the monitor. I took that data and put it into the computer in a binary/raw file and found the nvidia driver option to use it. That didn't work. Seems nvidia trusts what the hardware says over anything provided in the CustomEDID setting of the xorg.conf file.

I kept searching for a solution. In the end, I had to tell the nvidia card to ignore the HW-provided EDID data, use the customEDID settings, and setup the highly specific "modelines" for each resolution I wanted to support. Basically, the monitor, this adpapter and my computer are extremely tightly coupled together now.
For anyone else going though this, the xorg options you should customize are: Horizsync, VertRefresh, Modeline (I have 10 entries for these), CustomEDID, and
Option "ModeValidation" "NoExtendedGpuCapabilitiesCheck"

After forcing all these overrides, the EDID for my monitor was used and 1920x1200p resolution is working. I'm afraid to post too many details, because it is highly unlikely that anyone else would have the same card, same monitor, with the same timings. Using the wrong timings can harm a monitor. I haven't tried all the valid modes, but 1920x1200 is working nicely.
[ 22.082] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1920x1200_60" is valid.
[ 22.082] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1280x960_60" is valid.
[ 22.083] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1280x1024_60" is valid.
[ 22.083] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1600x1200_60" is valid.
[ 22.083] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1680x1050_60" is valid.
[ 22.083] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1920x1080_60" is valid.
[ 22.083] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "640x480_60" is valid.
[ 22.083] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "800x600_60" is valid.
[ 22.083] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1024x768_60" is valid.
many more modes/resolution are listed as invalid now:
[ 22.083] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "800x600_56" is invalid.
[ 22.083] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "800x600_60" is invalid.
[ 22.083] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "800x600_72" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "800x600_75" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "800x600_85" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1024x768_87i" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1024x768_60" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1024x768_70" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1024x768_75" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1024x768_85" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1152x864_75" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1280x960_60" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1280x960_85" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1280x1024_60" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1280x1024_75" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1280x1024_85" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1600x1200_60" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1600x1200_65" is invalid.
[ 22.084] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Mode "1600x1200_70" is invalid.
But I bet all the 60hz modes could be forced with my Dell monitor.

Summary: I wish the correct EDID was passed through from the VGA monitor so that none of the extra steps required had to be taken. OTOH, once again, the flexibility of Linux allowed a determined end-user to accomplish something unexpected.



Mini DisplayPort to DVI Cable, Benfei Mini DisplayPort to DVI 6 Feet Cable (Thunderbolt 2 Compatible) with MacBook Air/Pro, Surface Pro/Dock, Monitor, Projector Review:


We needed a cable to bridge between a desktop PC with mini-displayport connectors and a DVI monitor. This cable does the job well - it supports the full resolution of our monitor, and is more than long enough for our setup. I am very please with this cable, and if we have any more monitors that are limited to DVI connections, we will buy more.



Rankie DisplayPort (DP) to DVI Cable, Gold Plated, 6 Feet Review:


I had just purchased a reburbished computer with both vga & DVI ports. 1st DP cable I tried fit loosely and the monitor would go blank when the case was moved. Not having a second dp/DVi cable I was not sure if the fault was the cable or the port on the computer. I ordered this rankie dp/dvi cable with locking connector and it solved the problem. Returned the defective cable to Amazon. Easy, and the rankie cable with the locking connector was 30%cheaper than the other defective cable. Cannot beat that outcome. Sure it cost a couple of days while parts went back and forth, but I never had to leave my office to do it. Love shopping online.



BENFEI DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Dp Display Port to DVI Converter Male to Male Gold-Plated Cord 6 Feet Black Cable for Lenovo, Dell, HP and Other Brand Review:


Not much to say about these except that they were inexpensive and work as advertised. I purchased three of these to attach to an EVGA 2080 RTX. The cables they replaced didn't quite fit as the plastic shrouding around the connector prevented the cables from seating properly. It took close to an hour to diagnose the issue which including updating drivers and all sorts of configuration. In the end, it turned out the cables were just a millimeter or so more shallow so didn't seat properly. I bought these, they arrived the next day, and immediately on connecting them up the monitors all came to life.



AmazonBasics DisplayPort to DVI Display Cable - 6 Feet Review:


AmazonBasics cables are pretty reliable. Every PC has 1-3 ports on the back for a monitor. They can use one of several technologies, like the old VGA, hdmi, DVI or Display port. The PC sends the video signal out those ports which connect by cable to your monitor which may have the same or different ports for receiving the video/TV display signal from your PC. Thus a conversion cable like this is for when you have different tech at each end. Make sure you always know if the signal can go only one way, or both ways on the cable. Typically, DisplayPort is out from the PC, and more monitors have hdmi, vga or DVI ports to receive the signal. Some people just get short adapters to convert from one end to the cable, but prefer getting a ready made cable for the specific conversion needed. I used this one for several months until I replaced the older PC with a newer one with different cables. CAVEAT: There are TWO different DVI cable formats, one is 24+1 and the other is 24+5 and you need to ensure your cable end matches the port on the PC or monitor. The +5 has four small pins around the single wide tab located at one end of the plug. The 24+1 WILL NOT fit into a 24+5 port, so be aware of that.



DisplayPort to DVI DVI-D Single Link Adapter, Benfei Display Port to DVI Converter Male to Female Black Compatible for Lenovo, Dell, HP and Other Brand Review:


I purchased 2 of these to go with a new docking station that had no built in DVI ports, only VGA and 2 display ports. There is nothing fancy or exciting to say about these, they just work well. I hooked them up without any issues.

They seem of decent quality. No slightly offset holes, no cutting out when bumped. They locked firmly in place when inserted into the port and don't cause the screen to flicker when wiggled nor do they fall out. One of them is attached to a 6 ft DVI cable and doesn't seem to be causing any loss.

I cannot attest to how well they will hold up to abuse or being carried around in a bag. These are on my docking station and will only be moved around if I rearrange my desk. For this purpose they seem like they will be perfect.

I am using these for an office laptop so i won't be able to review how well they do for high performance use.



AmazonBasics DisplayPort to DVI Display Cable - 3 Feet Review:


AmazonBasics cables are pretty reliable. Every PC has 1-3 ports on the back for a monitor. They can use one of several technologies, like the old VGA, hdmi, DVI or Display port. The PC sends the video signal out those ports which connect by cable to your monitor which may have the same or different ports for receiving the video/TV display signal from your PC. Thus a conversion cable like this is for when you have different tech at each end. Make sure you always know if the signal can go only one way, or both ways on the cable. Typically, DisplayPort is out from the PC, and more monitors have hdmi, vga or DVI ports to receive the signal. Some people just get short adapters to convert from one end to the cable, but prefer getting a ready made cable for the specific conversion needed. I used this one for several months until I replaced the older PC with a newer one with different cables. CAVEAT: There are TWO different DVI cable formats, one is 24+1 and the other is 24+5 and you need to ensure your cable end matches the port on the PC or monitor. The +5 has four small pins around the single wide tab located at one end of the plug. The 24+1 WILL NOT fit into a 24+5 port, so be aware of that.



Cable Matters Mini DisplayPort to DVI Cable (Mini DP to DVI Cable) in Black 6 Feet - Thunderbolt | Thunderbolt 2 Port Compatible Review:


Purchased this to expand my monitor at work to dual monitors. The LCD monitors both use DVI cables. Unfortunately, my desktop tower computer only has 1 DVI port. The other display ports available are 2 Mini Display ports (or Thunderbolt). My only option was to find a cable that had DVI on one end and Mini DisplayPort on the other.

I found this Mini DisplayPort to DVI cable and the price was right in my budget. The cable was simple to use—just simply plug and play! My computer immediately recognized my second display using this cable.

The cable itself feels sturdy and durable. The locking pins on the DVI end securely fasten to my monitor without any problems. The quality of the cable itself is great—I see no signs of degradation on my screen—still getting the 1080p quality on my monitor.



DVI-I to VGA Adapter, Benfei 2 Pack DVI 24+5 to VGA Male to Female Adapter with Gold Plated Cord Review:


Nothing to dislike here, realizing I've only been using this product for a couple of weeks. The key is to know which type of HDMI connection you have. This is a HDMI1.4 adapter. Look for 4 holes around the horizontal pin. if they are not there, you have an older version (1.3) as I understand it. In that case this adapter may not work.