PC Requirements:During the beta period, we're continuing to work on testing and optimizing the Oculus Link experience for PCs that meet the current recommended specifications for Oculus Rift and Rift S. The current PC requirements for Oculus Link are listed below:ComponentRecommended SpecsProcessor Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greaterGraphics CardSee additional charts belowMemory8GB+ RAMOperating SystemWindows 10USB Ports1x USB 3.0 ports
Supported GPUs for Oculus Link Beta
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.
NVIDIA GPUSupportedNot Currently SupportedNVIDIA Titan Z X NVIDIA Titan X X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 X Desktop 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 GPUSupportedNot Currently SupportedAMD 300 Series X AMD 400 Series XAMD 500 Series X AMD 5000 Series X AMD Vega Series X
Keep in mind, if you don’t see your card listed in the above “supported” section, we can’t guarantee compatibility at this time.
*Note, we’re currently working directly with AMD to support as many of their cards as possible by the time we exit beta.
Cable Requirements:Oculus Link requires a high-quality USB-3 cable. While we'll be releasing our Oculus Link cable later this year, for the beta period, if you want to try out Oculus Link we'd recommend looking for a high quality USB C to C or USB A to C cable with proven performance. While quality can vary across cables, we've tested the Anker cable internally with good results. Click through to the countries below to find where to buy the Anker cable in your region.
North America | Canada | UK | Japan | Australia | GermanyKeep in mind, the charging cable that came with your Quest won't work with the Oculus link software. Your charging cable is USB-2, while link requires a USB-3 cable that can support both power and data.
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To use Oculus Link, you'll need to download the Oculus PC app if you haven't already. Once you've downloaded the PC app, make sure that the Oculus PC software version is update, and that your Quest is running the latest operating system to ensure compatibility. More information on setup can be found Setting up your Quest with Oculus Link.