Technology Oculus Link beta is ready to turn your Quest into a PC VR headset

17:50  10 december  2019
17:50  10 december  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Oculus Link is out in beta now, so you can plug a Quest into your PC to play Rift games

  Oculus Link is out in beta now, so you can plug a Quest into your PC to play Rift games But it doesn’t support AMD GPUs right nowOculus says on a support page that you’ll need to have a “high-quality” USB 3 cable and a computer that supports a list of minimum requirements, which are mostly the same as those for the Rift S, including an Intel i5-4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor or greater. If you’ve got those things, you’ll just need to download the latest Oculus PC app.

Oculus Link , the feature which turns the Oculus Quest into a PC VR Headset , is now available in beta . It allows you to play your entire Rift and Steam

Oculus today announced that Link is officially in beta , the company’s compatibility software so that Quest users can play Rift titles on PC . If you have a supported GPU (see more here) and a compatible VR - ready gaming PC , Quest owners can simply plug their headset into a USB 3 port

At last, your Oculus Quest is ready to double as a PC VR headset. Oculus has released a Link beta that lets you use Rift titles on the Quest when you're physically connected to your PC. You'll want a long, "high quality" USB 3 cable (Oculus suggests 10 feet), and the system requirements are fairly stringent. The beta currently supports only most recent NVIDIA GPUs, and it's recommended that you have the same processor and RAM specs you'd need for a decent Oculus Rift or Rift S experience. GPU support should improve toward the end of the beta.

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If you expect to use the Quest frequently with your PC, you'll have a better cable option very shortly. Oculus plans to ship a 16.4-foot custom optical fiber cable that will deliver "maximum throughput" while giving you more freedom than most existing USB cables. It'll only be available in limited numbers in "select regions" before 2019 is over, but it should be widely available in 2020.

Oculus Link arrives in beta: the Quest can now be your PC VR gaming headset

  Oculus Link arrives in beta: the Quest can now be your PC VR gaming headset One USB-C cable can turn Facebook's standalone VR headset into a PC rigOculus Link on Oculus Quest: a USB-C cable (seen here) can connect to a PC and play high-end VR games.

Oculus Link makes the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset much more enticing. It gives you the best of both worlds: Mobile portability and freedom from You can now run PC VR games with an Oculus Quest headset provided you have a compatible USB cable, which begs the question: Is there

To use Oculus Link starting today, Quest owners who own a compatible gaming PC can simply plug their headset into a USB 3 port, then use We’re excited to improve the Oculus Quest experience and also give more people access to the amazing content that the Rift Platform has to offer, like

As we pointed out in September, Oculus Link could render the Rift S pointless for many people. While the Rift S does have a slightly higher refresh rate, the Quest has an overall superior display and works as a stand-alone headset. Given that we found the added latency to be negligible, the Quest-plus-Link combo should represent a better deal unless you never intend to unplug from your computer and don't mind the Rift S' compromises.

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Apple's AR headset might not arrive until 2022 .
You might not want to get your hopes up for an Apple augmented reality headset in 2020 despite evidence of progress. The Informationsources claim Apple held an internal presentation in October where it expected to release the AR headset (really a mixed AR/VR headset) in 2022, and AR glasses in 2023. There would be reasons for the wait, however. If the leak is accurate, Apple will try to push the boundaries of AR technology. The design wouldThe design would superficially resemble an Oculus Quest, but it would have "high-resolution" eyepieces (possibly the previously rumored 8K displays) that would let you read "small type.

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