The Oculus Quest 2 is a standalone VR headset offered by Meta-owned company Oculus, which means, it doesn't require a PC. However, you can connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC via Oculus Link, and use the PC's processing power to simulate how the headset operates. It is not compatible with all PCs, though.
The VR headset has minimum requirements listed for the computer or PC unit that will support it. And if you compare the specs needed to the older Oculus Quest's requirements, you'll notice that you need a much more powerful PC setup this time around.
So, here's what you need to know about the PC or computer you will need for Oculus Quest 2:
Minimum PC specs and system requirements for Oculus Quest 2
Republic World has spelt out the minimum specs and system requirements you need to use the Oculus Quest 2.
For the OS, it must be at least Windows 7/8/10, as well as the 10.10+ (x86) for the macOS.
You will need at least a 2.0 GHz processor: at least Intel i5-4590/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater. Moreover, at least 2GB of RAM is also required.
List of GPUs for the Oculus Quest 2
Of course, choosing the right GPU is crucial for the VR headset. The majority of what you can do with it involves visuals and graphics, so having the correct GPU is vital.
Here is the list of preferred GPUs for your Oculus Quest 2:
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Desktop, 6 GB
- NVIDIA Titan X
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (All)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (All)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series (All)
- AMD 400 Series
- AMD 500 Series
- AMD 5000 Series
- AMD Vega Series
If you've managed to hit all those requirements, you're in a perfect position to order that Oculus Quest 2 and embrace the virtual world!