HTC Vive Incompatible With GeForce GTX 1080's DisplayPort
If you’re looking to connect your GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card with the HTC Vive, you might be out of luck. Users have reported issues with plugging the VR device into the 1080’s DisplayPort wherein the display is not recognized. As a result of this issue, until a solution is found it is recommended that users connect the Vive to the HDMI port of the 1080 rather than the DisplayPort. However, this is a problem for many people who use the 1080’s HDMI port to plug into their TV instead.
Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 were marketed as vastly improving virtual reality graphics, but this problem seems to have put a damper on that. As of now, neither HTC nor Nvidia have made any conclusive comments about the issue. A thread discussing the problem has a number of responses on the GeForce forums, to which a representative from Nvidia responded and said simply, “We are still investigating this issue.”