Solved

Help Wanted On GTX 970 > TV Cable Issue

Hi, I'm haven't completed my PC build yet (the other parts are still in the mail) but I am looking at the manual for my GTX 970 Twin Frozr V and I swear it says it can only connect with a VGA cable. My TV which I am going to use as a monitor only accepts HDMI, component and composite cables. Can I not just hook up my PC and TV via a HDMI cable? All the VGA to HDMI cables I looked at online seemed to not work without a converter. I think I got one that came with the GPU, its a stub with a male DVI port on one end and a female VGA port on the other. I think I'm clearly missing something because most of the cables I looked at were for HDMI to VGA but NOT vice versa. I do not understand why the GPU would dictate the cable used from the PC to the screen. Any information would greatly be appreciated.
4 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about wanted gtx 970 cable issue
  1. Best answer
    You can use any of the display outputs on the GTX 970,you just need a HDMI cable to connect from the gpu to the TV.
  2. Whoa man, I just took the plastic cover off and saw the rubber stopper hiding an HDMI port, and other ports. I knew I was doing something wrong, thanks! Quick question though, the GPU should connect to the motherboard which then connects to the TV through an HDMI cable right? The GPU and TV aren't directly connected right?
  3. SPRXO said:
    Whoa man, I just took the plastic cover off and saw the rubber stopper hiding an HDMI port, and other ports. I knew I was doing something wrong, thanks! Quick question though, the GPU should connect to the motherboard which then connects to the TV through an HDMI cable right? The GPU and TV aren't directly connected right?


    You install the gpu into the motherboard -the pcie x16 slot .
    You plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on your graphic card - your GTX 970 and to your tv.
  4. Haha I had no clue the GPU could be seen/accessed from the back of the case. Thanks for your help/time!
Ask a new question

Read More

TV Graphics Cable HDMI VGA