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Oculus link with a low spec laptop

Bloodren
Level 2
I'm just letting people know after hours of trying to find out and having no success if a lower spec laptop could run the oculus link and it can, just depends on the visuals. I only got to use vader immortal to try out and it seemed fine for the most part. I did experience some crashing while trying to set up the link with the laptop.

If you have this same laptop make sure windows is up to date as well as your drives in your geforce experience, use a usb 3 port with a anker or official oculus cable (I don't have the party link cable)

My laptop specs (acer nitro 5)
Intel i5 8th gen
GPU GTX 1050 4G DDR5 
RAM 8GB

I don't know a great deal about computers but I just hope this helps anyone who is in the same position as me with a budget game laptop. 
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gmoney0723
Level 2
Does anyone know whats greater the Ryzen 5 1500X or the Ryzen 5 2500U?

catgamer109
Level 2
i play on a windows pc, and it works perfectly fine with my vr headset, but will it work with the link cable? my computer has intel i7 integrated graphics

Umpa_PC
Level 8


i play on a windows pc, and it works perfectly fine with my vr headset, but will it work with the link cable? my computer has intel i7 integrated graphics


Whats your VR headset ?
Oculus Rift S - Oculus Quest 128GB
MSI trident 3 7RB-200UK Intel Core i5-7400 3 Ghz x2
MSI GTX 1050 Ti (4GB) & MSI Aero GTX 1060 OC (6GB) & MSI Aero GTX 1070 OC 8GB
16 GB RAM x2, 1TB HDD x2, 1TB SSD x2
Windows 10 Home Edition Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363, Oculus version 17, Quest Version 17
Fan Cooling by Zotac FireStorm - AfterBurner cause me problems.

ohgrant
Level 8


Does anyone know whats greater the Ryzen 5 1500X or the Ryzen 5 2500U?


 1500x by a nose https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2500U-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-1500X/m378273vs3921



i play on a windows pc, and it works perfectly fine with my vr headset, but will it work with the link cable? my computer has intel i7 integrated graphics



To the best of my knowledge, WMR standard is the only VR app that will work with intel integrated. Both Oculus and Vive require pretty beefy Nvidia or AMD accelerators.
https://support.oculus.com/248749509016567/

https://www.vive.com/uk/support/vive/category_howto/what-are-the-system-requirements.html

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-mixed-reality-minimum-pc-requirements

Link compatibility   https://support.oculus.com/444256562873335/?locale=en_US


Gigabyte  AB350 Ryzen 2700x, 16gb ddr 4 3200, 1080ti. Z800 HMD, DK1, DK2, CV1, Vive wireless, Quest, HP Reverb. Viewsonic 1080p 3D projector ASUS 3D vision monitor.  UAD Apollo interface, Yamaha studio monitors.  

ericodapro
Level 3
You can look into getting a video card dock. Its the only way you can connect an external high end video card to a laptop that I know of and Ive been reading that many ppl are having success with it. 

vargablood
Level 4
He will need a Thundebolt 3 interface to use a videodock and iam near sure his acer want own one... They are still rare on most devices ...

ericodapro
Level 3


He will need a Thundebolt 3 interface to use a videodock and iam near sure his acer want own one... They are still rare on most devices ...


Thats only true if you use the TB3 but there are other options out there that use mini PCI-E and EXP GDC. It wont let me post a link or I would. just google it and youll see

vargablood
Level 4
yes i know those interfaces but thats not really a thing i would recomment for using with a laptop and in customers (vr) gaming situations 🙂 

ericodapro
Level 3
Well those are your only options if your computer is low spec sorry.