Oculus Link has finally arrived today, giving Oculus Quest owners the opportunity to connect the wireless head-mounted display (HMD) to a compatible PC and play awesome videogames like Stormland. However, as the software rollout is still in beta, compatibility might be an issue depending on your PC setup. So take a look at the following specifications to make sure your computer is up to the task.
First up are the main PC recommendations which aren’t that unusual, most VR compatible PC’s should have these as the bare minimum anyway. It’s the graphic card specs that may cause some issues. While a reasonable amount of NVIDIA cards are supported if you’re an AMD user there’s currently no support at present.
Oculus says: “Keep in mind, if you don’t see your card listed we can’t guarantee compatibility at this time.” Don’t fret as this is still beta software. “We’re using this beta-period to continue to test, iterate, and validate GPUs. As time goes on, we plan to move additional GPUs to the supported column by the time the software exits beta,” with the company noting: “we’re currently working directly with AMD to support as many of their cards as possible by the time we exit beta.”
|Processor||Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater|
|Graphics Card||See additional charts below|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|USB Ports||1x USB 3.0 ports|
|NVIDIA GPU||Supported||Not Currently Supported|
|NVIDIA Titan Z||X|
|NVIDIA Titan X||X|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970||X|
|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|
Now that Oculus Link has arrived the next big feature is hand tracking for the headset. Also revealed during Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), this is slated to arrive in 2020. As further updates are released, VRFocus will let you know.