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Oculus link and a GTX 1050? How strict are the compatibility requirements exactly?

chrisbardonchrisbardon Posts: 2
NerveGear
Trying to get Link working with my laptop (Dell XPS15 with a 1050), and while I saw that the GPU wasn't supported, I was wondering whether that was "not supported because performance will suck" or "not supported because it'll just completely fail".  Right now I can load the software, get the prompt in VR to start Link, and then it immediately boots back to the Quest home screen.  Cable is the same one I've used to run SideQuest, so it should be OK for data + power.  Is this just a case of "wait until later in the beta" to get this working, or have others managed to get a similar configuration to progress? 

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  • NecaroNecaro Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    I got it working on a GTX970 without problems. Maybe it's still an cable issue, as Sidequest doesn't need the transfer rates that link needs. 
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,333
    Project 2501
    Here's their compatibility info, no mention of the GTX 1050 ..................

    https://support.oculus.com/444256562873335/

    i5 6600k - GTX1060 - 8GB RAM - Rift CV1 + 3 Senors - 0 PROBLEMS
    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

  • ZoidburgZoidburg Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I used oculus link on my Acer Nitro 5 laptop with a 1050 ti, it worked fine. I know the ti is supported as the bare minimum for rift s. That being said the 1050 ti isn't on the list and I had no problem using it and my laptop didn't overheat. so try another cable, make sure it's USB 3.0, I had literally 12 cables I tried that failed before I ordered one from amazon that did. This is the one I used, AmazonBasics-Double-Braided-Nylon-Type-C
  • psully4114psully4114 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    An Acer Nitro 5 with a GTX 1050 TI and an Amazon Basics double braided USB C to USB 3.0 is literally my exact configuration and it did not work. How in TF?
  • StoneOceanStoneOcean Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    XPS 15 with 1050 here, I got the best cable available in Sweden (Gen 2, 3 a, 3.1) Oculus home gave me the green to the cable. But when i start the link beta it just goes black to oculus quest home. This happened to my GTX970 desktop pc to. But It may be that I have put the Oculus app to public test. And the new PT wont support oculus link facebook said. 
  • Raven02007Raven02007 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    An Acer Nitro 5 with a GTX 1050 TI and an Amazon Basics double braided USB C to USB 3.0 is literally my exact configuration and it did not work. How in TF?
    Did you ever get it working?

  • TheUltimateS670TheUltimateS670 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    i have a gtx 1050 ti and pretty much every time i tried to use oculus link it said enable oculus link beta and i clicked that but then it just kept on loading and put me back to the home screen but somehow i managed to get it working once and i got onto the rift home screen but then it stopped working after
  • TheUltimateS670TheUltimateS670 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    its working for me now. i i held the power button for 2 seconds then pressed power off then loaded my oculus quest back up and oculus link started working

  • SamaritanManSamaritanMan Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I have your exact laptop and a oculus link original cable, but my oculus pc application, gives an error in red on the top, complaining i have to reboot my pc or contacting oculus support.
    I did this and we discovered in the logs of the oculus app on my pc, the issue was due just to my gtx 1050 Ti that is not in the list of supported gpu's.
    its working for me now. i i held the power button for 2 seconds then pressed power off then loaded my oculus quest back up and oculus link started working

    How exactly did you do it?
  • dustojnikhummerdustojnikhummer Posts: 8
    NerveGear
    It will most likely work. Games might not, but that is another thing.
    According to Oculus, GTX 1060M (which does not exist btw but lets pretend they mean 1060 MaxQ) is NOT supported, yet my Dell 5587 with a 1060 MaxQ runs Link just fine.
  • SamaritanManSamaritanMan Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    It will most likely work. Games might not, but that is another thing.
    According to Oculus, GTX 1060M (which does not exist btw but lets pretend they mean 1060 MaxQ) is NOT supported, yet my Dell 5587 with a 1060 MaxQ runs Link just fine.

    But are you referring to a Rift or Rift-S, not Quest?
    The oculus support told me that with Rift-S, my 1050 Ti is supported, but with the Quest it doesn't.
  • SamaritanManSamaritanMan Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    This is a very strange market strategy: my Gpu passes the SteamVr test and so it can run vr games, maybe not those more intensive, but that should me a question of mines not an Oculus one.
    There are many not graphical heavy games available and i could buy many of them, giving money to the software companies as i usually do with my Quest device.
    Instead they decided just to ban me from even try pcvr games and apps and so from buying them.
    This is a very strange market strategy that for sure can take some money to the big gpu and hardware brands, but obviously takes a lot of money away from software producers.
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,333
    Project 2501
    edited January 18
    I have your exact laptop and a oculus link original cable, but my oculus pc application, gives an error in red on the top, complaining i have to reboot my pc or contacting oculus support.
    I did this and we discovered in the logs of the oculus app on my pc, the issue was due just to my gtx 1050 Ti that is not in the list of supported gpu's.
    its working for me now. i i held the power button for 2 seconds then pressed power off then loaded my oculus quest back up and oculus link started working

    How exactly did you do it?

    You said "I have your exact laptop". That guy has only made 2 posts and doesn't say if he's using a laptop or a desktop. He also only gives one spec - GTX 1050 Ti. Yours would be a mobile version and his might be a desk top version. They're very different.
    Not even the GTX 1060 mobile version is supported, only the desktop version.
    i5 6600k - GTX1060 - 8GB RAM - Rift CV1 + 3 Senors - 0 PROBLEMS
    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

  • 808Exile808Exile Posts: 33
    Brain Burst
    I used it with an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti FTW, (desktop version) and it worked, but when I tested it using the free Oculus Tray Tool software it was hammering the card hard. It did work though but there was some visible lag and hangs. Upgraded to a GeForce RTX 2060 Super and it results in a much smoother experience. If you encounter other problems and open a support ticket that is going to be one of the first things they are going to point out.
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