When I went looking to source suitable cables for this exact function (connecting a discrete graphics card's VGA output to the input on the back of a Voodoo1 or Voodoo2 card), I was looking for two things: 1. male thumbscrew ends on BOTH ENDS of the cable and 2. short length. I wasn't looking for a 15' long cable to just sit on the ground or to hang off the back of a desk. I wasn't looking for a VGA splitter cable to have an empty, unused end of the dongle just hanging there, increasing the mechanical load on the VGA connector of the first graphics card. I was entertaining thinner VGA cables, but having read of all the issues of artifacts and unwanted signal degredation, muted colors, etc, that plague people using lesser cables, I found myself not wanting to deal with thinner cables that I "thought" had less shielding. This is also another reason for not wanting a super-long VGA cable. "The shorter, the better" was my thinking.
I would say I found one of the best fits for the application, so I bought two to test out for myself. And test them I did. I have one of the big thick ones that seem to have come originally with the Voodoo cards, so I was comparing the signal quality of the exact same system and card setup, just swapping out the cables. And there is no discernable difference in video quality between the two. Colors are the same, the picture seems very sharp for the resolution. Note that I am not a professional photo editor or anything like that, so my opinion on colors is probably not even worth a dime, but it is what it is.
Having tested the cables and found them good, I made certain to bookmark the link to that exact item I bought in case people come asking for a similar cable, such as the OP did in this thread. If the cable didn't fulfil all of the functions necessary, I would not have recommended it on this forum. Period. I'm not going to waste anyone's time on a product I have not verified myself. It's why I pass on posting on 99% of the posts on these forums. If I have nothing useful to add to the discussion, why would I post, ya know?
Granted, a U.S. purchase site doesn't exactly work for someone in, say, Denmark. Or Austria. Or Italy. Etc. So for that, someone else would have to give a recommendation on either where to buy that cable or to where to buy a similar cable. Nobody wants to pay stupid amounts of money on shipping, so I agree with people on this and good on you guys for pointing it out. None of this I had an issue with.
So when someone first came up and said something to the effect of "well, most cables like this have thumbscrews on only one end of the cable and the other has female sockets for screws," I answer - Ok, valid point... but no, both ends have male screws. I'm literally holding that exact item in my hands. It has male screws.
"Yeah, but the listing says it's a VGA Extension cable and those always have... " No, dude. Again, I'm literally holding it in my hands and I'm telling you it's what they asked for.
"You say that, but this picture here..." (a picture no one else can find on the page I listed, by the way) Ok, now it looks like you're just trolling me on purpose. So yeah, I'm gonna fire back a snarky retort because now I'm getting annoyed. This forum wasn't intended to house trolls - it was supposed to be informative, where people can ask questions and get answers on really old tech that doesn't have a lot of on-line documentation anymore. And if I get censored by the Forum Administrators for losing my cool, so be it. I'll take the slap on the wrist for my behavior. I was just trying to help out the OP and I don't like people questioning the accuracy of my posts when I am QUITE LITERALLY holding the cable in my hand while I type my responses.
To the OP who bought one of the cables, I'd like you to give us YOUR honest opinion of the cables when you get it. Test it out and tell us what YOU think. And tell us if you would recommend it to other people or not. I don't want people just taking MY word for it. I'd much rather get a consensus on the matter. These types of cables do seem hard to source, as MOST VGA cables are at least 1.5 meters long and would be unsuitable for the application.
To Doornkaat, I apologize. I lost my temper and I am sorry I got snarky.