Nvidia USB Devices Driver

  

DriverHive is a driver updater service that will scan your computer's installed devices, identify the best fitting drivers and provide them in an easy, convenient format. Individual drivers may be available on manufacturer websites at no charge. On computers, a device driver is a package with instructions that allows (in this case) Windows 10 to communicate and control a particular piece of hardware (such as graphics card, printers. To install, open Device Manager Universal Serial Bus controllers right-click USB Root Hub (USB 3.0) Uninstall Device reboot PC. To re-install a specific device, navigate to the above but select Properties Driver Update Driver to install from your PC.

Here's something you might not know: the USB-C VirtualLink port on the back of most Nvidia RTX graphics cards isn't just for connecting VR headsets with a single cable, though that is why Nvidia included it. It also works as a completely standard USB-C port, so in theory you can plug in smartphones, USB hubs, headphones, card readers and even high-speed NVMe SSD storage directly into your GeForce graphics card. This is pretty handy, given that many motherboards only include a single USB-C port and many older models don't include any at all. After learning it was possible, we put an RTX 2080's USB-C port to the test.

In order to check the capabilities of the VirtualLink port, we plugged in as many USB-C devices, hubs and adapters as we could get our hands on. This felt a little odd - when's the last time you plugged a USB mousepad into your graphics card? - but we did get some interesting results. Here's what we tested, what worked and what we learned in the process.

  • NVMe SSD enclosure: With an ADATA SX8200 Pro connected to our enclosure (one of the best SSDs for gaming!) we saw sequential speeds of around 750MB/s - far faster than any flash drive, but interestingly not as quick as the 1000MB/s we got when connecting the drive to our motherboard's native USB-C port.
  • USB 3.0 hub: This hub added seven USB 3.0 ports to our machine's complement. With this, we were able to plug in an SD card reader, mice, keyboards and USB flash drives.
  • USB-C to USB adapter: This simple adapter allowed any full-size USB device to be recognised by our computer, including drives, headsets and mice.
  • Android smartphone: We connected our Galaxy S9+ with a USB-C to USB-C cable, allowing us to charge the phone and access its files in Windows. Having the right cable is important here, as a cheap cable only allowed for charging on both motherboard and RTX USB-C ports.
  • Headphones: The Razer Hammerhead USB-C headphones we connected worked straight away, showing up as a new audio device in Windows 10.
  • Ethernet adapter: With this connected, we recorded the same internet speeds as with our motherboard's internal adapter.
  • Monitors: With a DVI-D to USB-C adapter in hand, we were able to connect a DVI-only Crossover 27Q monitor and get its full resolution of 2560 x 1440. We also tried connecting a 4K monitor with a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter, and that worked well - as expected.

So out of the half-dozen devices and adapters we tested, all worked straight away - with the exception of the Android smartphone, which did require a good-quality USB-C cable. We did see reduced speeds on the most bandwidth-heavy test, i.e. the NVMe SSD, but by a relatively small margin that's unlikely to affect usability. If you've already got USB-C devices or adapters for a USB-C phone or laptop, it's worth testing them on your RTX-equipped PC to see if they work there too.

However, it's important to mention that not all devices with USB-C connectors will necessarily work. For example, the USB-C port provided on RTX graphics cards is not a Thunderbolt 3 port, so devices that require the extra bandwidth that Thunderbolt 3 provides (40Gbps versus 10Gbps on USB 3.1) will not work.

Ironically, we weren't able to test the actual stated purpose of the RTX series' USB port: virtual reality. However, users online have reported successfully using an Apple Digital AV Multiport Adapter to connect their VR headsets to an RTX series graphics card using the USB-C input. This isn't really worth doing unless you're on a multi-monitor setup that already takes up all of your graphics card's display outputs, but it's good to know that it's possible. Presumably, future VR headsets will come with USB-C support out of the box, making the VirtualLink functionality a more practical addition.

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With the mixed feelings surrounding RTX and DLSS, the addition of a fully capable USB-C port isn't going to suddenly make an RTX graphics card an essential purchase. USB-C VirtualLink isn't even included throughout the series, with many RTX 2060 models dropping the port. Still, if you've already got an RTX card with USB-C, we're hoping this PSA is at least a pleasant surprise.

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NVIDIA publishes source code, binary packages and USB drivers for developers and the Android open source community to use in development and to create custom OS images for SHIELD devices. Look below for links to relevant downloads.

Portions of open source software are provided under license terms that require redistribution of source code, including the GNU General Public License. Contact [email protected] to request source code if you are not able to locate it on this page.

DEVELOPER OS IMAGES

As a service to software developers, NVIDIA publishes some binary 'developer OS images' with decreased security restrictions or preview drivers. For more information, see here.

SHIELD ANDROID TV

Open Source Resources

NVIDIA publishes source code and binary packages for the community to use to create custom OS images for SHIELD. Find instructions for the open source packages here:

Recovery Images

NVIDIA also publishes binary 'recovery images' for users wishing to revert to the stock NVIDIA OS. Download recovery images from the Download Center (unpack instructions are provided there; the linux package does not require a login).

Before attempting to flash a recovery image, you must have the lastest fastboot executable from the Android SDK (available here under the 'Get just the command line tools' heading) installed on the host machine.

To enter fastboot mode on the SHIELD TV (2017 edition), follow the instructions in the 'How To Flash' section of the latest open source README (for example, the 5.0.0 README linked above or here).

Windows USB Driver

NVIDIA provides updated Windows USB drivers for developers having issues with the default Google adb or fastboot driver. If your machine is unable to detect SHIELD, download this driver and follow the instructions linked from the Download Center to install.

SHIELD TABLET K1

These materials are for the NVIDIA SHIELD TABLET K1 released in late 2015; see below for the original SHIELD TABLET.

Open Source Resources

NVIDIA publishes source code and binary packages for the community to use to create custom OS images for SHIELD TABLET K1. Find instructions for the open source packages here:

Nvidia USB Devices Driver

Recovery Images

NVIDIA also publishes binary 'recovery images' for users wishing to revert to the stock NVIDIA OS. Download recovery images from the Download Center (unpack instructions are provided there; the linux package does not require a login).

NOTE: Before attempting to flash a recovery image, you must have the lastest fastboot executable from the Android SDK (available here under the 'Get just the command line tools' heading) installed on the host machine.

Windows USB Driver

NVIDIA provides Windows USB drivers for developers having issues with the default Google adb or fastboot driver. If your machine is unable to detect SHIELD, download this driver and follow the instructions linked from the Download Center to install.

SHIELD TABLET

Open Source Resources

NVIDIA publishes source code and binary packages for the community to use to create custom OS images for SHIELD tablet. Find instructions for the open source packages here:

Recovery Images

NVIDIA also publishes binary 'recovery images' for users wishing to revert to the stock NVIDIA OS. Download recovery images from the Download Center (unpack instructions are provided there; the linux package does not require a login).

NOTE: Before attempting to flash a recovery image, you must have the lastest fastboot executable from the Android SDK (available here under the 'Get just the command line tools' heading) installed on the host machine.

Windows USB Driver

NVIDIA provides updated Windows USB drivers for developers having issues with the default Google adb or fastboot driver. If your machine is unable to detect SHIELD, download this driver and follow the instructions linked from the Download Center to install.

SHIELD PORTABLE

Open Source Resources

NVIDIA publishes source code and binary packages for the community to use to create custom OS images for SHIELD. Find instructions for the open source packages here:

Recovery Images

NVIDIA also publishes binary 'recovery images' for users wishing to revert to the stock NVIDIA OS. Download recovery images from the Download Center (unpack instructions are provided there; the linux package does not require a login).

To revert your SHIELD Portable to the last OS prior to the switch to Android 5.x ('Lollipop') which will re-enable certain apps & features (such as Sonic 4 Ep II & Miracast), please download and flash the recovery image for Update 101.
NOTE: Before attempting to flash a recovery image, you must have the lastest fastboot executable from the Android SDK (available here under the 'Get just the command line tools' heading) installed on the host machine.

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Windows USB Driver

NVIDIA provides updated Windows USB drivers for developers having issues with the default Google adb or fastboot driver. If your machine is unable to detect SHIELD, download this driver and follow the instructions linked from the Download Center to install.

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Tegra NOTE 7

The original Tegra NOTE 7 with Wi-Fi (the 'Tegra NOTE 7 model P1640') is built by NVIDIA in partnership with hardware companies from different parts of the globe. The device is sold by: EVGA (USA), Dixons (UK), Zotac (APAC, EU), Gigabyte (APAC), Homecare (China), Eldi(Ukraine), Lava(India). Please check with the relevant vendor in your region for open source release information.

The Tegra NOTE 7 with LTE integration (the 'Tegra NOTE 7 LTE model P1988' or 'TN7C') and the related Wi-Fi version (the 'Tegra NOTE 7 WiFi model 1988W' or 'TN7CW'), are built and maintained by NVIDIA and sold by Cherry Mobile (Philippines) and Etuline (Russia). NVIDIA publishes source code and binary packages for the community to use to create custom OS images. Find instructions for the open source packages here:

  • Tegra NOTE 7 LTE (P1988 or TN7C) open source and binary driver releases:
  • Tegra NOTE 7 WiFi (P1988W or TN7CW) open source and binary driver releases:

Recovery Images

NVIDIA also publishes binary 'recovery images' for users wishing to revert to factory or OTA images for the P1988 and P1988W. Download recovery images from the Download Center (unpack instructions are provided there; the linux package does not require a login).

NOTE: Before attempting to flash a recovery image, you must have the lastest fastboot executable from the Android SDK (available here under the 'Get just the command line tools' heading) installed on the host machine.