DVI-d to vga adapter question
I recently bought a xfx 460 amd graphics and it seems I need a dvi-d to vga active adapter in order for it to work with my monitor. I have found one online that looks identical to what i need, but i actually don't know if it's active or not, and don't know how to tell, I'll link it here and hopefully someone can tell me. It's an Arabic website, but the product details are in English. https://www.jumia.com.eg/ar/generic-dvi-d-241-pin-man-to-vga-15-pin-hdtv-adapter-converterblack-1416633.html
An active adapter will probably need a usb power connector.
Here is an example:
alexoiu said:It looks like an active one, so I'd say to test it. Check though if you can return it, if not working.
Yeah, it does look an active one, that's where my confusion comes from, it looks like an active one, but it doesn't say that it is active, so I guess my question is, do the passive adapters look identical to active ones? (an example of an active one is linked in the other response)
A passive one looks like https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31dgGNBvrxL.jpg
A dvi-I output will have 4 pins surrounding the spade pin.
They carry the analog signal to the 9 pin vga pins.
Without those 4 pins, you need some sort of a active converter to generate those analog signals.
I have seen active adapters with usb aux power that would do that job.
I do not know if it is possible that the other pins of the dvi-D connector can supply the power for that conversion.
Probably best to be certain that the product description explicitly says active and that reviews support that assertion.