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.
Unt Rusted commented
The official John Carmack source for all this is the OC6 discussion 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 using the correct USBC cables), so Oculus usage statistics show there is a market for the 90Hz change. Also spread the word of this UserVoice suggestion to all the Oculus Link users you know (online and offline)!
Make it 90hz (or higher if possible!) on Link! I can imagine that Quest games can have a problem running at 90 fps in stead of 72 fps but I have a RTX 2070 on my PC which does 90 fps with ease with most games so I want to use that potential!
The Quest should have options in settings to improve graphics IE. clarity, sharpness, HZ so the user can according to the speed of their computer, graphics card and battery life which can also be supplemented with a battery pack have the options at their discretion.
Playing games and watching VR video have different demands on a computer system so an option would be usefull to enhance the experience...the thing I do not understand is they made this amazing stand alone headset but only at 72hz which in some people causes motion sickness which of course takes away a good vr experience...at least make the oculus link capable of 90hz if they can't make the option I already gave above possible..
This will be great for inexperience VR as it will reduce motion sickness. I agree phasing by country if it speeds up the process will be great as certain laws apply in US and not in Europe. Hopefully it will not be to intensive to implement. This will influence my quest usage as I am using my old rift due to the refresh rate.
Why was pimax able to boost framerate to 144 via patch?
It then needs to allow the use of intel hd graphics for QSV encoding as even with 72hz, it ends up using cuda cores or rather game performance for me on my 2080 which then cripples the quest's video encoding in games like walking dead saints and sinners.
Probably not going to happed due to harm to Rift S sales.
Vijay Balasubramanian commented
It would be desirable for standalone as well. Not many people have computers or at least a decently powerful one to utilize link to its fullest.
Christopher Cole commented
I see this as a must
Patrik Heino commented
Yes! Definitely make this happen. I bet the Link cable can handle this + even more.
Oliver Hölzl commented
Would love to see an upgrade to 90Hz
twEEker 85 commented
Connected with the Oculus Link cable to your PC? I 100% agree, this would be AMAZING!
This would be great for mitigating some of the discomfort caused by the small latency using Oculus Link (even with the official cable). I'd be happy even if it were a toggle in the dev tools.
If this happens then I'd hit buy on the Quest immediately.
The process seems expensive/prohibitive enough that it won't happen for the Quest. Carmack did mention that for future, they'd considering getting it certified at a higher rate than needed to provide extra headroom.
That in addition to a lot of other things he's discussed at OC6, coupled with the supposed capabilities and specs of the Snapdragon XR2 (supporting 7 cameras!), make the prospect of a future Quest 2 very interesting and exciting, especially if they can get WiGig or something shoved in. (Or at least Displayport!)
Justin Britt commented
If they did this then the rift s would have no reason to exist.
This. I really want to use just quest for PCVR and 90hz is the best way to make this happen.
Dan Groppa commented
Is 120hz ATW and Display possible with the PC rendering at 60hz? Since the Quest wouldn't have to render and have attached power, perhaps it has the compute available to implement a decent version of PTW on top of that too.
B Arrowood commented
Yes 90Hz with link should happen!!!