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Quest 3 Is Already One Of The Most Used VR Headsets On Steam

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Interesting and encouraging, but not entirely unexpected.....

Quest 3 Is Already One Of The Most Used VR Headsets On Steam

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Just one month after launching, Meta Quest 3 is already the 5th most used VR headset on Steam.

The Steam Hardware & Software Survey is offered to a random sample of Steam’s user base each month. If you accept, it uploads a list of your PC specs and peripherals to Valve, as well as any headset used on SteamVR.

 

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It seems this may be worth the upgrade from the G2. Bigger FOV, pancake lenses and a wider sweet spot, IPD better suited for me, and resolution is basically the same.

How does the connection to the PC/MSFS work on the Quest 3?

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25 minutes ago, threegreen said:

How does the connection to the PC/MSFS work on the Quest 3?

Well.....

The Oculus native Airlink bites donkey butt, and the wired link is not all that much better for reliability lately....

Meta really seems to be going all in on the drive toward independent, self-contained headsets, and that lack of enthusiasm shows via the neglect of the PC and Wireless side.

On the other hand, Virtual Desktop (wireless) has taken up the slack for years, and now valve/Steam has just jumped into the fray with Steamlink, both of which work excellently with the Oculus wirelessly in streaming PC games to the headset..

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We are all connected..... To each other, biologically...... To the Earth, chemically...... To the rest of the Universe atomically.
 
Devons rig
Intel Core i5 13600K @ 5.1GHz / G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB Series Ram 32GB / GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GAMING OC 12G Graphics Card / Sound Blaster Z / Meta Quest 2 VR Headset / Klipsch® Promedia 2.1 Computer Speakers / ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q ‑ 27" IPS LED Monitor ‑ QHD / 1x Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB / 2x Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB /  1x Samsung - 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe /  1x Samsung 980 NVMe 1TB / 2 other regular hd's with up to 10 terabyte capacity / Windows 11 Pro 64-bit / Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX Motherboard LGA 1700 DDR5

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30 minutes ago, HiFlyer said:

On the other hand, Virtual Desktop (wireless) has taken up the slack for years, and now valve/Steam has just jumped into the fray with Steamlink, both of which work excellently with the Oculus wirelessly in streaming PC games to the headset..

What about visual quality of graphically intense games like MSFS? Any losses? I'm not convinced about wireless solutions for headsets, at least not with PCs.


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8 minutes ago, threegreen said:

What about visual quality of graphically intense games like MSFS? Any losses? I'm not convinced about wireless solutions for headsets, at least not with PCs.

Going to depend on your connection, but with the Quest 3 supporting higher quality streaming standards, I would say streaming looks pretty much just like wired, with the VD and Steamlink showing few discernable traces of dropout, at least not at sensible resolutions.

 

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We are all connected..... To each other, biologically...... To the Earth, chemically...... To the rest of the Universe atomically.
 
Devons rig
Intel Core i5 13600K @ 5.1GHz / G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB Series Ram 32GB / GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GAMING OC 12G Graphics Card / Sound Blaster Z / Meta Quest 2 VR Headset / Klipsch® Promedia 2.1 Computer Speakers / ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q ‑ 27" IPS LED Monitor ‑ QHD / 1x Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB / 2x Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB /  1x Samsung - 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe /  1x Samsung 980 NVMe 1TB / 2 other regular hd's with up to 10 terabyte capacity / Windows 11 Pro 64-bit / Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX Motherboard LGA 1700 DDR5

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16 minutes ago, HiFlyer said:

Going to depend on your connection, but with the Quest 3 supporting higher quality streaming standards, I would say streaming looks pretty much just like wired, with the VD and Steamlink showing few discernable traces of dropout, at least not at sensible resolutions.

Any discernible lag?


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3 hours ago, threegreen said:

Any discernible lag?

Depends on your connection. but lag is hardly an issue on something as slow as a flightsim in any case.

Now on a twitch shooter, maybe........

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We are all connected..... To each other, biologically...... To the Earth, chemically...... To the rest of the Universe atomically.
 
Devons rig
Intel Core i5 13600K @ 5.1GHz / G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB Series Ram 32GB / GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GAMING OC 12G Graphics Card / Sound Blaster Z / Meta Quest 2 VR Headset / Klipsch® Promedia 2.1 Computer Speakers / ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q ‑ 27" IPS LED Monitor ‑ QHD / 1x Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB / 2x Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB /  1x Samsung - 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe /  1x Samsung 980 NVMe 1TB / 2 other regular hd's with up to 10 terabyte capacity / Windows 11 Pro 64-bit / Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX Motherboard LGA 1700 DDR5

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