DisplayPort 1.2a to DVI Active Adapter, Black
    Product # 12784
    DisplayPort 1.2a to DVI Active Adapter, Black
    Product # 12784
    Color : Black
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    DisplayPort 1.2a to DVI Active Adapter, Black

    Connect your DisplayPort equipped PC to a DVI monitor using this DisplayPort 1.2a to DVI Active Adapter from Monoprice!

    This adapter is designed to allow you to connect a DVI monitor to a DisplayPort video output. It conforms to the DisplayPort 1.2a standard and supports DVI Dual Link output to resolutions up to 2560x1600p @60Hz. Being an active adapter, it is fully compatible with the AMD® Eyefinity and nVidia® Surround multidisplay modes.

    It features a true 6" cable length with polycarbonate connector heads. The DVI end has panel screw holes, so you can secure the cable to the connector. The DP connector head measures 14.5mm thick, 25.5mm wide, and 31.0mm long. The DVI connector head measures 19.5mm thick, 48.0mm wide, and 50.5mm long.


    • Conforms to DisplayPort 1.2a standard
    • Supports Dual-Link DVI resolutions up to 2560x1600p @60Hz
    • ACTIVE adapter is compatible with nVidia Surround and AMD Eyefinity multidisplay modes

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    32 Reviews

    70.94% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Piece of Junk

    • Anonymous,
    •  Somerville, MA 
    • 8/24/2016 12:13:49 PM

    I have two 1440p monitors. One is a cheap Korean generic, the other is an Asus. On the Korean display, this adapter doesn't work at all. My GPU detects that *something* is connected, but can't actually send an image to it. The Asus works up to 1080p through this adapter. When going above that, I get a fuzzy image with blue static overlayed on top of it. Which is to say, it may as well not work at all. You get what you pay for, I suppose. Time to go get an $80-100 adapter instead.

    by Monoprice Administrator

    This should work for resolutions above 1080p. Please make sure you have the latest videocard drivers and that your videocard supports higher resolution through DP connection. Thank you!
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    Terrible DP connection makes this worthless

    • Anonymous,
    •  West Lafayette, IN 
    • 8/16/2016 7:11:25 PM

    Pros: Cheap active adapter

    Cons: VERY LOOSE DP connection
    Lots of connection issues
    Basically worthless

    This does work, but only barely. Tons of noise, green lines, and poor signal issues.

    by Monoprice Administrator

    Thank you for your review and I am truly sorry for the inconvenience you've encountered with this item. Did you want to try a replacement to see if it'll work better? Or, if you are unsatisfied with the item, I can assist you in setting up a return. Please let me know, thank you!

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    Active, but not exactly Dual Link

    • Neil,
    •  OSHKOSH, WI 
    • 7/21/2016 2:22:22 PM

    Pros: Active adapter for cheap

    Cons: NOT DUAL LINK!

    The first one I received only works up to 1080p, at 1440p nothing shows up on screen. Read the reviews on here it appears to be a common problem so I contacted Monoprice for a replacement, the 2nd one has the same issue.
    I have 2 Different monitors, 1 Yamakasi Q270 which is a pass-through monitor and an Auria which has a scaler. Tested with both AMD 7950 and RX 480 cards none would work at 1440p for either monitor through this adapter, though both monitors works fine when connected to DVI directly to my 7950.
    Now, I am an Electrical Engineer and this curiosity got the better of me so I cracked open 1 of the 2adapters that I now have, this adapter is designed around a Parade Tech PS170 Active Displayport to HDMI/DVI conversion chip. A little digging around on the Internet and I found a datasheet for this chip which clearly state that this chip only has enough channels for SINGLE LINK output.
    So how did some people got it to work? well it appears that there is an optional specs of DVI that allows for single link speed of 340MHZ which is essentially double the rate of normal DVI, some monitors support this, such as Dell U2711 & U3011 and Philips 288p6. Monitors with dual-link DVI-D input that requires two 165MHZ link signal will not get resultion higher than 1080P!!!
    Unfortunately all active adapters that I can find on the market uses this same chip design since they are most likely made in the same factory in China, which mean that if you have a monitor that require normal speed dual-link DVI you might as well get the $80 adapter.

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    Good, cheap adapter

    • Nick,
    •  Minneapolis, MN 
    • 7/19/2016 3:26:31 PM

    Pros: Cheap and works as advertised
    can even get a few extra Hz out of it

    Cons: Connector feels a little loose in DP port, which is probably causing the few signal drops, but infrequent.

    works at 1440p at 60 Hz. Was actually able to get it to go to 66 Hz while still being stable. Works with my Qnix DVI-D only monitor, but not my Yamakasi DVI-D only monitor. I have had it drop connect a few times, but nothing wiggling the connector or re-plugging it in doesn't fix quickly. Also did a quick test and DOES work with NVidia Surround (only a few minute test though). Would definitely recommend, but be careful if you have a Korean panel about which brand you have.

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    great price and works as advertised

    • Patrick,
    •  Carmel, CA 
    • 7/8/2016 2:50:26 PM

    I am using this to support older DVI monitors that require an active converter (from DP). This is actually driven from a Thunderbolt-3 to dual-DP converter. The monitors are 2kx2.5k (5MP), and work fine through this DP/DVI active converter. So for the price, this is a great deal.

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