What is Oculus Link? How to connect Oculus Link?
Oculus Link is the optic cable that connects Oculus Quest to a gaming PC. Oculus Quest is wireless limitless, virtual is the company’s an all-in-one VR gaming headset. It translates and tracks moments in the VR world without external sensors and offers a gaming experience as futuristic, immersive, seamless as ever. For people who are VR enthusiasts, this is heaven and excellent for potential newcomers. For VR Headset development, the Oculus Quest is a milestone. It is a fully-featured mobile headset that can be played anywhere. It fits into all places, small or big, and the setup is easy. There are accompanying touch controllers that create hand movements with nuanced precision in the virtual world.
Before Oculus Link is used, the PC has to be compatible. A powerful PC is recommended. The Oculus Link software is continuously tested and updated and has made available a list of supported hardware.
Graphic cards compatible with Oculus Link – NVIDIA Titan X, Desktop NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (all), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series (all), AMD 400 Series, AMD 500 Series, AMD 5000 Series, AMD Vega Series, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (all),
Processor Needed – AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater / Intel i5-4590.
Memory – 8 GB+ RAM
Operating Systems – Windows 10
USB Port – 1x USB port
Steps to connect Oculus Link for development or gaming –
- Download the Oculus PC software.
- A compatible cable is required for Oculus Link.
- Oculus software needs to be updated both on PC and your Quest.
- Open Oculus App on PC once everything is updated.
- Switch the Quest device.
- Plug-in USB cable into a USB port on PC.
- The other end of the cable to be plug-in into the headset.
- In VR, a message will be displayed, prompting to Allow access to data.
- Select Deny.
- When Enable Oculus Link (beta) is prompted, select Enable.
- The Oculus Link becomes active.
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