Qualcomm’s new chip offers 2x CPU and GPU performance, 4x higher video bandwidth, 6x higher resolution, and 11x AI enhancements.
One of the biggest highlights of Oculus’ latest Quest 2VR is the latest Extended Reality (XR) chip from Qualcomm. Known as the Snapdragon XR2, it is also known as the world’s 5G-enabled XR platform. Qualcomm will bring a number of customizable features to the new chip, including a number of firsts that have been optimized across augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR).
The new XR chip doubles its predecessor CPU and GPU performance, enabling the original Oculus Quest VR headset. It also sheds light on how Qualcomm will improve performance on its new chip, the latest GenQuest 2VR.
The company claims that the chip offers the highest resolution display on Qualcomm headsets, delivering up to 50% more pixels than before. For AI, it is 11 times better than the last model.
The Snapdragon XR2 display panel offers 3K resolution up to 3K at 90 frames per second (FPS). Qualcomm’s first XR platform supports 8K 360 – degree video at 60 fps.
“The perception algorithm allows the Snapdragon XR2 platform to work simultaneously with many other tasks, resulting in a more in-depth experience for the end-user,” Qualcomm said in a statement.
The latest XR platform from Qualcomm has an engine for Visual Analytics (EVA), which aims to offline important work related to VR for tracking. This will ultimately help in achieving better delay and power consumption optimization.
Oculus Quest 2 helps provide better battery life. Another feature of the Wi-Fi 6 support chip is seamless and fast connectivity. For audio, there is always an active and minimal Qualcomm hexagon DSP that supports features such as voice activation and context detection.