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Oculus Link is a feature which allows you plug Quest or Quest 2 into a PC to play PC VR games. If you’re wondering whether or not your PC has the specs to handle it here’s a breakdown of the Oculus Link recommended specs and what you’ll need to use Quest and Quest 2 to play Rift and SteamVR games on your PC.
Oculus Quest & Quest 2 Recommended PC Specs (Oculus Link)
You’ll need a reasonably powerful PC to play Rift and Steam games on Quest via Oculus Link, though many modern gaming PCs with NVIDIA or AMD graphics cards will fit the bill. Here’s what you’ll need for Quest and Quest 2 to work on PC.
|GPU||Supported||Not Currently Supported|
|NVIDIA Titan Z||✖|
|NVIDIA Titan X||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (desktop, 3GB)||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (desktop, 6GB)||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060M||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (all)||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (all)||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series (all)||✖|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series (all)||✖*|
|AMD Radeon 200 Series||✖|
|AMD Radeon 300 Series||✖|
|AMD Radeon 400 Series||✖|
|AMD Radeon 500 Series||✖|
|AMD Radeon 5000 Series||✖|
|AMD Radeon Vega Series||✖|
* Oculus has not yet officially stated whether RTX 30-series GPUs will work with Oculus Link, but given their power we expect all 30-series cards release so far should work fine
|Processor||Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|USB Ports||1x USB port|
Oculus Link Cable
Oculus Link technically works with any USB cable, including the one that comes in the box with Quest, but without a fairly long cable you won’t have much room to move around. If you’re only planning to play seated games like racing or flying sims, you can probably get by with the included cable, otherwise you’ll want to buy a dedicated cable that’s long enough that you can really spread your virtual wings.
An inexpensive option is to combine this Anker 10ft USB 3.0 cable with this CableCreation 16ft USB 3.0 extender for a total of 26 feet for just $37 from Amazon.
Alternatively, Oculus sells a lighter (but much more expensive) 16ft USB 3.0 Oculus Link cable for $80, also available on Amazon.
Whether you pick a third-party USB 3.0 cable or Oculus’ own cable, both will give you the same visual experience when used with Oculus Link. You can even get by with a USB 2.0 cable in a pinch.
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