Answer Best answer as chosen by user rakesh_39
Digital works best for me
it sounds like your computer might be a bit older than your monitor and may not have digital video out (DVI or HDMI) on your graphics card (I'm assuming you are using a separate graphics card and not an on board motherboard chip). I had a similar situation, got a new large screen LCD monitor to replace my big CRT when it died. The VGA connection was OK but not outstanding, the colours seemed a bit "thin" and my PC didn't have a digital output. So I got a new graphics card with DVI output, since that's what the new monitor had (I got an AMD Radeon but that may or may not be the best bet for you). I couldn't believe the difference it made, crisp sharp well saturated colours, just great.
So, I'd always choose a digital connection over an analogue one on an LCD/LED monitor. And since your monitor has an HDMI connection, I'd go native HDMI (mine didn't but DVI is a close second best).
As Bob says, VDA cards have improved quite a lot recently but I'm guessing yours isn't the latest and greatest. So if you need to get a new graphics card, I'd go for HDMI.
Cards type? Horses for courses. I like AMD Radeon (historically!) because they do seem to be on the technological leading edge; nVidia seem to be a little behind. But, as mentioned in another posting this week, nVidia drivers are rock solid, whereas AMD drivers can be a little "exciting" if you know what I mean!
Good choice of monitor, by the way, I'm very impressed with the Dell Hi-Res models, their computers, not so much.
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