Change the Quest FCC certification and up the display to 90Hz, at least when connected to PC VR
I just saw John Carmack mention this in his OC6 talk. I mean, come on, if there's a chance you can up this thing to 90Hz, even if it's only for desktop mode, then you really should make this happen. Yeah, it's a hassle and cost on your side, but not one customer is going to complain about you making their VR experience the best it can be, especially when from their end there's no hassle involved in getting that.
Kirk Johnston commented
Similar request for Oculus Quest 2, asking for it to [optionally] run at the 120Hz it is actually capable of (according to John Carmack himself), which you can vote for at the link below:
Yes, just enable 90Hz for the Quest 1 too, it can do it. Frick FCC bureaucrazy.
Come on Facebook get the certification and set drivers to 90hz or i'll make soon a refund and i'll buy a used Rift S for PCVR. Please be fast
Unt Rusted commented
At Facebook Connect 7 in October 2020, Mark Zuckerberg said "This fall, Oculus Link is coming out of beta. [...] In the future it will support 90Hz for PC gameplay".
John Carmack's FC7 (Facebook Connect 7) talk suggested 90Hz is coming soon for Quest 2, but no work on Quest 1 re-certification :/
Unt Rusted commented
The official source for all this is Oculus Chief Technology Officer John Carmack's keynote address at the Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) conference in 2019, talking about upgrading Quest from 72Hz to 90Hz for Oculus Link remote rendering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMIDaomx0GA&t=1h4m02s
By all accounts Oculus Quest is selling like hotcakes. If the sales exceed Oculus' estimates then they can easily put enough money into FCC re-certification because it will be amortized across of very large number of units. Oculus continually making every headset they make the best it can be (even after well after purchase) helps grow trust in the brand making people more likely to say "just buy Oculus" when recommending VR.
One thing that would help is to spread the word about Oculus Link (and help your friends and family get setup -- the USB2.0 cable that comes with the Quest is now supported!). We need Oculus usage statistics to show there is a market for the 90Hz change. If they do boost the display refresh rate, potentially we might need USB3.0/USB3.1 cables to handle the hugely increased bandwidth requirements without compression issues (see https://twitter.com/id_aa_carmack/status/1198350474526760961?lang=en).
Also spread the word of this UserVoice suggestion to all the Oculus Link users you know (online and offline)! Vote this suggestion all the way up to the top!
Unfortunately I am returning the quest 2 since this is not happening soon. The headset should had come with the option to do both, 72 and 90 HZ.
Kirk Johnston commented
I just added a similar request for Oculus Quest 2, asking for it to [optionally] run at the 120Hz it is actually capable of (according to John Carmack himself), which you can vote for at the link below:
Dan The Man commented
Do it! I just bought this thing and 72Hz is dogshit. This thing really needs to be boosted.
If it's an FCC rubber stamp you need, then just get it done and release a software update.
Stop dicking the community around.
yeah at least let us unlock 90hz unofficially... if thats not officially supported, thats fine
i would even be ok unlocking 90hz if it voids my warranty...
Yes please. As it stands i might return it over this awful choppy framerate. 80 should be the minimum.
Kris Bunch commented
I know a few people who get VR sick. They would love to buy a Quest but won't because of the lower 72Hz. If it was 90 Hz you would sell more headsets.
William-Robert Kent Cousert commented
Would it be feasible for a side loaded app to change the display to 90Hz, at least while that particular app is running, or would it require some sort of hardware change?
Alexandra Dracena commented
I think that based on the support from users this is one think Oculus needs to do. It would boost sales to easily cover FCC recertifications. Also, it would make it much more pleasurable experience.
Laurent Trudu commented
Some of my friends can't try my Quest without feeling 🤮
If I could get a 90hz mode, at least when using Link, I may be able to share VR experience with more people...
So please, unlock the 90hz mode.
We need to stop this 🤮 madness !!!
Ryan Thomas commented
Ferry Db commented
That would be awesome! I would even risk rooting the device to get such power out of this beast. Unlocking 90HZ would leave other competitive VR devices far behind!
Tom Gordon commented
This would be great!
So much this!!
David Traitz commented
Step 7 - Modifications to approved products
Changes to your product design may require an additional approval. KDB Publication 178919 gives general guidance when making changes to a previously approved product. See the permissive change rules in Section 2.1043 for:
Modifications that may be made to an RF device without filing for a new equipment authorization;
Three different types of permissive changes; and
Identifies when a permissive change filing with the Commission is required.
Let's make this happen