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How is the latency when playing PCVR games wirelessly via Virtual Desktop?

DylanTheDopeDea
Level 3
I'm waiting for my quest 2 to arrive and I'm just wondering how the latency is for most people is when playing wireless PC VR games through Virtual Desktop. I mostly got this headset for PC VR (since it's so cheap compared to other headsets) and to show people VR since it's so portable but i'm worried that the latency will interfere with the gameplay quality.
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PITTCANNA
Level 12
Short answer about 23 ms at about 100 bitrate.

DylanTheDopeDea
Level 3

PITTCANNA said:

Short answer about 23 ms at about 100 bitrate.


is 100 bitrate the highest Virtual Desktop allows?

PITTCANNA
Level 12
It's about 150ish

DylanTheDopeDea
Level 3
alright thanks 

DylanTheDopeDea
Level 3
Do you ever notice the latency or is that pretty comfortable for you?

TomCgcmfc
Level 16


I'm waiting for my quest 2 to arrive and I'm just wondering how the latency is for most people is when playing wireless PC VR games through Virtual Desktop. I mostly got this headset for PC VR (since it's so cheap compared to other headsets) and to show people VR since it's so portable but i'm worried that the latency will interfere with the gameplay quality.


The biggest factor that controls latency is how good your Internet/wifi setup is.  Plus how strong your gaming PC is (esp. gpu).  You need to have your PC wired to a good modern 1Gigabit router and have good 5Ghz wifi as  close by as possible, preferably in the same room.  I suggest you join the Virtual Desktop discord channel for more information, including setup tips.

While you can now push VD bitrates up to 150mbps latency will increase when you increase this.  Most find 80-100 gives the best overall results.  Also depends how complex the PCVR game/sim is.  For the most part I find 25-30ms latency works fine.
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Strongit
Level 7
It definitely depends on your router and computer.  I'm running a 1080 ti paired with an 8600k processor and the latency when using remote desktop is only noticeable with very demanding games like boneworks and alyx.  Even then it's not so bad as to ruin the experience.

I would definitely recommend a wireless router very close to your play area; before I set one up the latency was very noticeable.  I just used an older AC router I had around and the quest is all I use it with.  The quest 2 is more capable than the 1 since it supports Wi-Fi 5 so in theory you should be able to get even better results.
Quest 1, i5-8600K at 4.7 GHz, eVGA 1080 ti FTW3, Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming, 16 GB 3200 MHz

Fangzhou
Level 6
With PC connect to Asus TUF AX3000 router with wire, Quest2 connected with WiFi6, 150Mbps, the delay is noticeable but acceptable if play Beat Saber normal Expert difficulty, but for Expert+ it is not acceptable. 
Graphics of VD is much much better than Oculus Link though, I still prefer VD for VRChat. 

Pixie40
Level 9
I find the latency isn't that bad. Unless of course I'm visiting my dad, and 3 other people are also online.
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