How to Tell if Your PC is Ready for Oculus Link

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        <!-- Share buttons by mashshare.net - Version: 3.4.0-->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.

Updated – January 6th, 2021

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.

Oculus Link Compatible Graphics Cards
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 

Oculus Link CPU, RAM, USB, and Operating System Requirements
Component Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
Memory 8GB+ RAM
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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