I have a Node connected to my NUC, when you connected them together did you get a prompt asking if you wanted to allow the Node to connect?
No. Well, not anymore. I think it did when my boss got it for me a couple months ago but he tried to use an incompatible graphics card that he had laying around and it didn't work. Now we are trying to get a 1080ti to work, but we don't have a chance of that at the moment until this issue is resolved.
Ok, so your driver versions are current (The "latest" zip with TBT drivers actually has old drivers in it, there's another thread on this subject but your drivers are current based on what's really available).
If you right-click on the Thunderbolt icon in the taskbar, do you have anything like "Port 1" listed under "Approve Attached Devices?" If you do, approve it and see what happens. I'm thinking maybe someone goofed and selected the "Never attach" option when the window popped up and now the device is being blocked.
I have a 1080 Ti in my Node as well, no issues. It's an EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Gaming.
Also, is the blue LED at the lower front of the Node lit up?
There are no attachments to approve but the light does turn on and the graphics card responds a little bit whenever the node is plugged into the nuc. I spent a lot of time uninstalling and reinstalling things so I would actually be relieved if I just had the wrong drivers this whole time.
This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation
Thank you for contacting the Intel community.
After I have been reading some information from Akitio website I found this website that can be useful for you.
At that website you can see if it is compatible and also it is importante to check if there is a firmware update for the node.
Also, make sure the NUC is using the latest BIOS; you can download the latest BIOS version here:
BIOS Update [KYSKLi70.86A]
Please see F7 BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® NUC
I hope this can help.
The website list is something I've seen several times but it is out of date as there are several cards, including all compatible 1080ti's that aren't listed there.
I have tried to do a firmware update but that failed. That was the point behind the first screenshot.
I did do a bios update but since that was at work and I am at home, I will need to wait until the next time I am at work to confirm if it was the same or a different version. I also did not use the USB process which I will try.
This has also reminded me that there may be relevant thunderbolt settings in the bios so I will check there also. I will update this thread when the time comes.
If you haven't updated the BIOS on the NUC yet, I'd start there. Next, I would do a complete uninstall of the Thunderbolt devices via Device Manager including deleting the drivers, reboot, then install the drivers if Windows doesn't do it automatically.
I know this setup works, so it's a matter of figuring out where something went south.
Okay, so this talk of updating the bios made me realize that it was probably a good idea to check the bios settings.
So I found that the thunderbolt controller option was unchecked.
This was a relief because it told me that I was merely an idiot and that there was nothing wrong with the equipment. Now the driver installation not only recognizes the 1080ti, but the drivers are installing just fine.
Whoops! Glad it turned out to be a simple fix. Thanks for updating.