Nvidia GTX 1080 Removes D-Sub VGA Support

/ 4 years ago

Nvidia GTX 1080 Removes D-Sub VGA Support

With the march of digital ports and connectors, their older analog counterparts have started to slowly die off. Last month, Intel revealed their plans to kill off the analog 3.5mm audio jack in favour of the digital USB Type-C. This month, it looks like Nvidia is finally killing off D-Sub VGA support starting with the GTX 1080. This comes as the DVI connector for the card no longer has the pinout for VGA passthrough.

Listed as a vague DL-DVI connector on the GTX 1080 website, a closer examination reveals that it is the pure digital variant DVI-D and not DVI-I present on the card. This is news as the GTX 980Ti launched last year still used a DVI-I connector. Without wiring, it means that those who wish to continue VGA displays with the GTX 1080 and likely other high-end Pascal cards will have to resort to DisplayPort to VGA adapters.

Of course, those with the cash to purchase the GTX 1080 probably can afford to get a DP to VGA adapter or upgrade their displays. It remains to be seen if the GTX 1070 will follow the same move. For lower end cards, I expect some to be rebrands which will keep the DVI-I and others may continue to support DVI-I to better target the budget market. There is unlikely to be many complaints given that AMD already removed DVI-I starting with the R9 290(X) back in 2013.

Topics: , , , , ,

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

  • Be Social With eTeknix

  • Latest Video

  • Features

  • Poll

    What Game Are You Currently Playing?

    View Results

  • Archives