First post, by feipoa
I was able to buy Star Tech's heavy duty port saver cable, VGAEXTAA6IN, as of about 3 years ago. With this cable, I see practically no loss in signal quality. Unfortunately, they are no longer available. Anyone know of a suitable low loss replacement?
This is the one I'm referring to.
https://www.startech.com/media/products/VGAEX … N_Datasheet.pdf
I also have a cable that is lower gauge, and looks something like the overpriced cables on eBay, e.g. https://www.ebay.com/itm/153621397014 and https://www.ebay.com/itm/233239531262 , but you can really start to see significant signal decline, especially when running higher resolutions, or when your standard display adapter isn't the sharpest display like a Matrox. These small gauge cables seem to amplify imperfections in less prestine display adapters.
So I'm looking for something beefy like what Star Tech used to sell. I have two of them setup in systems now and the display, even at 1280x1024 is prestine on a Matrox. Obviously, the disadvantage of port saver cables when used as a 3dfx pass though cable is that one of the cable ends needs to be screwed in from inside the case.