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Will the new Oculus Rift S function properly connected through a USB 3.1 Type-C adaptor?

rnarraccirnarracci Posts: 3
NerveGear
Will the new Oculus Rift S function properly connected to a laptop through a DisplayPort-to-USB3.1Type-C adapter?
I'm interested in an ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 laptop which has a "USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with Display Port 1.4 Power Delivery".
This laptop also has HDMI ports but I haven't seen any confirmation yet that the Oculus Rift S works properly ported into HDMI with a DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter. 






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  • rnarraccirnarracci Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    what I've found so far....

    Type                     Resolution      Refresh Rate     Bandwidth     Pins
    HDMI 2.0             3840x2160      60Hz                 18Gb/s          19
    DisplayPort 1.2    3840x2160      60Hz                 17.28Gb/s     19
    USB-C                 ?                      ?                        10Gb/s          24

    https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/b5tkdw/rift_s_hdmi_to_displayport/
    Also a Reddit commenter says that "a USB-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode, allowing you to use a simple USB-C to DisplayPort adapter."
    However, its bandwidth is much less that HDMI 2.0.
  • rnarraccirnarracci Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    The answer is, use an adapter that is display port or mini display port to USB-C

    this worked...
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JGCK58M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    this worked...
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G2SY3Z8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    (caveat...the package came with two....one worked and the other did not)

    this registered in the Oculus Setup as working, but the goggles stayed dark
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JQORLCG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


  • dburnedburne Posts: 2,339 Valuable Player
    I would not mind having a Virtual Link adapter that had a plug for Display Port and USB3, then I would just plug the Rift S  into my 2080 Ti.
    I have not see one as of yet.
    Don

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  • FiyreFiyre Posts: 3
    NerveGear

    I can confirm that the Zephyrus S GX701 works very well with the Amazon Basics USB C to Displayport adapter connecting the Oculus Rift S.  This is the exact same setup I have in my bedroom and it works just fine!

    Be sure to have the Zephyrus fully updated before plugging in your Rift S.
  • FiyreFiyre Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Note that you have to use the USB C port on the left side of the Zephyrus.  It has a DisplayPort logo next to it.
  • FiyreFiyre Posts: 3
    NerveGear

    I guess it is using this standard

    DisplayPort Over USB-C

    The most advanced A/V display connection technology now uses the most versatile connector.

    • Full DisplayPort audio/video (A/V) performance (up to 8k at 60Hz)
    • SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1) data
    • Up to 100 watts of power over a single cable
    • Reversible plug orientation and cable direction
    • Backward compatibility to VGA, DVI, and HDMI with plug adapters or adapter cables
    • Adapters supports HDMI 2.0a and full 4K UHD resolution

  • AlexAtkinUKAlexAtkinUK Posts: 33
    Brain Burst
    dburne said:
    I would not mind having a Virtual Link adapter that had a plug for Display Port and USB3, then I would just plug the Rift S  into my 2080 Ti.
    I have not see one as of yet.
    Yes its very disappointing as USB-C to USB3.0 and HDMI is easy to find, but I can't find DP anywhere.  Yet USB-C to DP and USB-C to USB 3.0 are easy to find, just not both in a single adapter.
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