Hi, so everyone here seems to think a 1060 3gb isn't VR ready, it is. The Quest 2 just doesn't like it.
Let me begin with saying a 1060 works fine with the rift s, generally you'll have zero issues playing even half life Alyx on low to medium settings. Unfortunately for me, the rift s I had needed to be returned after a week of having it since the cable just stopped working. Why don't I just replace the cable? Because Oculus is not making them anymore to faze out the rift line up. A cable costs more than the headset itself in some areas. At that point I decided to concede and get the quest 2 after I returned the rift s because it was the same price but better specs. And since the cable broke so quickly I was still well in the return time. Bought a cheap well reviewed link cable and thought I was good to go, nope. Half life will go from playable to won't work unless you halve the resolution and even then enjoy the frames dropping to the 20's after a half hour or less.
There's nothing wrong with a 1060 3gb for VR, but on the Quest 2 you can't really play extreme triple a games like medal of honor or half life. Let's be honest no one can play medal of honor. But still, I'm 100% sure this is on oculus for this one, switching from display port to USB-c only on top of the android OS only seems to be nothing but a huge issue and limitation for the platform in the long term.
Even then, it could just be me and my cheap cable as not all cables are built alike. I get 815 Mbps according to oculus test software when it should be around 1.8 gigs with the official; but I can't exactly just go buying up cables to test them. So this is basically what I did with what I had.
In short, here's a series of options/steps you can take to enjoy your quest 2 link with a 1060.
Beyond that your at the mercy of your PC for your Link. If your still not satisfied with the performance you have one last option. But you'll need: $20 and an ethernet or WIFI 6 connection (AC or AX 5Ghz). If you have that go to this step by step video that addresses problems and ways to increase performance,
Virtual Desktop Setup Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk1IHDUnsAQ
This is all the info I have gathered thus far after 6 hours of non-stop troubleshooting and spit-balling. Virtual Desktop doesn't work for me but if you have a good connection people say it's almost better than the Link. If you're not stuck with your poor decision making and don't yet have a quest 2 buy a rift s. But be warned, BABY THAT CABLE. If it breaks you're out of luck. Otherwise wait and upgrade your GPU to one on their supported list if you want the long term support the quest 2 offers.
Good Luck, Have Fun, and don't feel like jumping off a high rise building thanks to this small guide.
I ended my fix-it escapade with completely 1:1 experience with my rift. my settings are as follows,
.9x resolution rendering - 2784 x 1408
72Hz refresh rate
In Steam VR:
global resolution scale set to auto I edit on an app to app basis
Half Life Alyx
Resolution scale set to 70% or 1304 x 1336
Motion Smoothing: Disabled
In Game: start from low then customize to add, cloth physics on, flickering lights on, particles medium
Stable frames looks great and I can't tell the difference. all on a 1060