company meta* will soon be increasing the CPU and GPU frequencies of its Quest 2 and Quest Pro VR headsets again. December meta* Quest 2 maximum GPU frequency increased by 7% with a firmware update. Now, with the release of firmware v55, it has increased by another 19% and the CPU frequency has also increased by 26%. The Quest Pro headset also received an increase in frequencies: 11% for the graphics and 26% for the CPU.
Quest OS operating system in Meta’s Quest 2 and Quest Pro virtual reality headsets* Dynamically changes the frequencies of the central processor and graphics processor. This ensures optimal performance while conserving battery power. And it also allows software updates to change the frequencies of the chips.
Now the maximum frequency of the Quest 2 GPU will be around 625MHz. For comparison, the Pico 4 headset uses the same chip, but its maximum was 587MHz in November last year. “As developers start embracing these changes, you can expect smoother gaming, a more responsive interface, and better content on both headsets.said Meta*.
Of course, the performance of all existing headsets will be surpassed by the upcoming Quest 3, which will be equipped for the first time.New generation Snapdragon chipset“. According to the company, this platform offers “more than twice» Increased GPU performance compared to Quest 2.
“More Quest 2 and Pro headsets now support Dynamic Resolution Scaling (DRS) to encourage developers to use higher resolutions.”no frame loss“. DRS technology is used in many console and PC games. It increases the rendering resolution when the GPU has resources and decreases it when the GPU is overloaded. Therefore, the user always gets the optimal resolution without sacrificing performance .
The headset blocking system is also updated. Quest currently allows you to set a device unlock pattern, a series of lines drawn between eight points. Like many Android smartphones. The new firmware version adds an alternative protection option – a digital code of 4 to 12 characters. Both methods can be used to block applications to prevent children from using them and to allow passwords to be entered in the browser.
The new version of the software adds support for multi-touch gestures for hands or controllers in the Quest Browser, allowing you to zoom in on the image simply by pinching your fingers. Based on the illustration by Meta*This feature is intended for the experimental Direct Touch interaction mode, although the standard hover and pinch modes are also supported.
The Overview tab has also been updated. This is a standard 2D interface presented to the user upon starting the quest. It displays suggested apps, videos, destinations, and online followers. In the new version, the tab shows the virtual clothing store Meta* Avatars, select Horizon Worlds, media content from Peacock, YouTube, Pluto TV and Xtadium, and Facebook videos* and Instagram*if one of the accounts is linked to your meta account*.
And finally, the old Facebook app* The Quest-specific messenger has been replaced with a native Android app in the new version. The previous app didn’t have many Messenger features, but the new app seems to be the same one you’ll find on Android smartphones and tablets, as well as Chromebooks.
* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court issued a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremists”. has met activity”.