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Different between included and new Oculus Link Headset Cable?

iamAdabeiiamAdabei Posts: 4
NerveGear
I am looking forward to finally buy an Oclus Quest. Now there was an announcement, that it will be possible to Link the Quest to the PC. I have seen there is already a long Cable included. What is the different between the included cable and the new announced Oculus Link Headset Cable?


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  • h.r.gargih.r.gargi Posts: 107
    Art3mis
    The included one is a USB 2 cable, more intended for loading your Quest. For Link you will need a new one.

  • iamAdabeiiamAdabei Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Ok thanks, i thought a USB-C to C cable is always a 3.1 standard and capable for high speed data transfer.

  • enigma01enigma01 Posts: 227
    Nexus 6
    Its actually a USB-C USB 2.0 cable. There is another post here https://forums.oculusvr.com/community/discussion/76569/whos-stupid-idea. Were DaftnDirect has tested the transfer speed of the supplied cable, and the results was in USB 2.0 region. 
  • iamAdabeiiamAdabei Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Very interesting - thanks for the link. Now it makes sense for me that they will sell a new cable. I think i will wait till November if they sell a Bundle with the Quest and new Cable.

  • iamAdabeiiamAdabei Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    edited October 14
    Just to complete my topic, and if anyone else search for this - I also got an answer from the support.

    The charging cable is just like a cell phone type of charging cable. It carries power and some standard data transfer. The Link has a high capacity data transfer capability that can fully support the headset in high demand play mode. Somewhat in the order of difference of MBs to GBs of data transfer.

    The Link is a "duplex" cable in that it has 2 channels for simultaneous data transfer - 1 way for data out and 1 way for data in, in a continuous stream. The charging cable is a "simplex" cable - the data shoots one way - then it comes back the other way. One direction transfer at a time. Most of these C to USBs average around 5mbps -way too slow to support graphics.

    We do not have the specs yet on whether this will be run through the CPU or your GPU - Graphics card specs or wattage requirements for the 3.0 connector.


  • FlayffFlayff Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    iamAdabei said:
    Very interesting - thanks for the link. Now it makes sense for me that they will sell a new cable. I think i will wait till November if they sell a Bundle with the Quest and new Cable.

    The new cable won't come with the release of link. Probably in December but they don't know yet.
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