Oculus Link has been out for a few weeks now, and those who’ve tried it swear by it – myself and my colleague included. With the Oculus Link beta, you’re able to take your Oculus Quest headset and use it as a PCVR headset by connecting it to your PC via the appropriate cable.
It’s really easy and, providing you’ve got the necessary hardware, it’s as simple as connecting one wire from your PC to your Oculus Quest. However, as it’s in beta, there are some issues. One of the biggest ones at the launch of the Oculus Link beta was the lack of support for AMD graphic cards. A bit of an oversight, really, but it has since been rectified. Kind of.
As of the Oculus 12 update, the Oculus Link beta does support some AMD GPUs, but not all of them. The currently supported models are:
- AMD 400 Series
- AMD 500 Series
- AMD 5000 Series
- AMD Vega Series
If you’re using an AMD card that doesn’t fall within the parameters above, there is still hope. Facebook, Oculus’ parent company, has said that it is working directly with AMD in order to support more of the card maker’s GPUs by the time Oculus Link leaves beta. Good news, then, if you’re an AMD user.
The new Oculus 12 update brings hand tracking to Oculus Quest, but it also makes Oculus Link a little difficult if your PC and headset are not synced to the same version. There’s an easy fix, and you can find it here.