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.
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!!!
Devell Taylor commented
Oculus Link + 90Hz capability = More happy customers!
Make it happen guys, we want it
Unt Rusted commented
MDevellis, I believe the FCC certification sets the clock frequencies which the Quest operates at, which determines the electromagnetic interference. Oculus was short sighted and did not certify the display refresh rate up to 90Hz. My understanding is that you are not allowed to change the electromagnetic interference profile without getting it re-certified by the FCC, which costs a lot. The best John Carmack source 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
Wait, I don't understand. Can someone explain why this would break the FCC certification? Like what does the certification certify specifically?
Reprojection from 36 FPS is too low.
45 is barely enough...
This would be so awesome !!!!
I mean, link is already awesome, but with this it would be double awesome :)
Gabriel Bouillon commented
This would be Awesome. I can see why for standalone mode it could stay at 72 but if there were a way to push it to 90 For Oculus link. That would be amazing.
I was thinking the same!
Please, do it !
Kristian Hotvedt commented