Meta has introduced that an upcoming Quest 2 replace will unlock further efficiency that builders can faucet into to make their video games look higher. Some apps will profit from the elevated efficiency mechanically.
Meta introduced this week that the newest updates to Quest 2 will permit the headset to spice up the GPU processing energy out there to builders from 490Mhz to 525MHz (a 7% enhance). That may not sound like a lot, however with builders restricted to the ability of a cellular processor, each little bit of further efficiency counts.
Meta says “no integration or coding is required to begin reaping the advantages of this enchancment,” because the headset’s dynamic clocking system will mechanically enhance the GPU velocity if it detects that an app wants it. For apps with occasional stuttering, this little enhance might clean issues out.
For apps utilizing the headset’s dynamic foveation functionality (which blurs the world within the peripheral view to enhance efficiency), Meta says the headset will enhance the processor to the brand new 525MHz velocity to keep up visible high quality earlier than blurring the peripheral space. Meaning apps which beforehand relied on cranking up the blur throughout demanding scenes ought to look higher in these circumstances than in the event that they didn’t have entry to the additional energy.
Meta says the Quest 2 efficiency enhance is technically out there as of v47, however requires a little bit of a workaround to allow it every time. As of the Quest 2 v49 replace the efficiency enhance will likely be unlocked with none caveats.