Oculus Quest

Oculus Link Beta is Live, Allowing Quest To Run as a PC VR Headset

Oculus announced today that the Link, their compatibility software that allows your Quest to access the Oculus Rift store, is available now in beta. Besides a VR capable gaming computer, you’ll need a high-quality USB 3 cable with enough length to allow a comfortable gaming experience. The official Link cable won’t be available until later this year and in limited quantities. The premium cable is over 16 feet long and will allow a “best in class” performance for using your Quest as PC VR headset. Oculus says that they will expand the availability of the cord starting next year. In the meantime, this is the cord Oculus recommends.

The Link also opens up PC VR games from the Steam store, as well. Whether you shop from the Oculus store or Steam, you’ll need a PC that can handle everything that VR throws at you. The computer specs read as follows:

 

Component Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
Graphics Card See additional charts below
Memory 8GB+ RAM
Operating System Windows 10
USB Ports 1x USB 3.0 ports

 

Oculus also listed the GPU’s that are currently supported for the Link Beta. You’ll notice that there are no AMD GPU’s on the list, although numerous AMD users on Reddit have said they are working just fine. Either way, expect most, if not all of the GPU’s that power the Rift S to power the Quest via Link by the time it exits beta. Here is the official list of supported GPU’s from the Oculus Blog post:

 

NVIDIA GPU Supported Not Currently Supported
NVIDIA Titan Z X
NVIDIA Titan X X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 X
Desktop NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060M X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070(all) X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080(all) X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16-series(all) X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series (all) X

 

AMD GPU Supported Not Currently Supported
AMD 300 Series X
AMD 400 Series X
AMD 500 Series X
AMD 5000 Series X
AMD Vega Series X

 

Source: Oculus Blog

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