The Meta Quest 2 is already one of the most powerful VR headsets on the market and is now finally officially available in Germany. Owners can now even look forward to improved GPU performance thanks to a new Meta Quest 2 update.
Meta Quest 2 Update Delivers More GPU Performance
After the German Federal Cartel Office gave the green light for the sale of Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest 2 Pro in Germany at the end of November 2022, you can finally purchase the VR headset in this country.
Then, if you want to get the most out of the VR goggles, you should update the firmware as soon as possible. The provider has now introduced a Meta Quest 2 update that significantly increases the GPU performance.
A simple software update provides a whole 7% increase in performance for games and apps. Specifically, the clock rates of the installed GPU increase to 525 MHz, previously they were at 490 megahertz. “No integration or coding is required to take advantage of these benefits,” said Meta in the press release.
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Dynamic Clocking System does not yet work automatically
The Meta Quest 2 automatically detects whether a game or app would benefit from the increased clock speed and adjusts the performance accordingly. The system is called Dynamic Clocking System, but it does not yet work automatically.
To use it, it is currently still necessary to take off the VR headset and put it back on after starting a game or app, or to activate the sleep cycle by pressing the power button twice.
A Meta Quest 2 update to version 49 is supposed to make these additional steps for activating the Dynamic Clocking System unnecessary and automatically activate the GPU improvement, but when this further update is supposed to be released has not been revealed yet.
The improvement of the VR headset’s GPU performance should allow games to be rendered in higher resolution for longer periods of time. Meta also told The Verge that the performance improvement will hardly have a significant impact on the VR headset’s battery life.
There are currently no apps that have been specifically designed with the improved performance in mind. However, “current apps that sometimes work GPU-based” can automatically benefit from the additional power, as Meta spokesman David Gordon continues.