latest update increases GPU performance

latest update increases GPU performance

The Meta Quest 2 helmet receives an update to gain power. An invisible improvement that allows better graphics performance.

Software updates allow you to perform a large number of operations. Some invisible, like code improvements or optimizations, security fixes. Others very visible: new user interface, new features, new content. It is also possible, to a certain extent, to act on the hardware. This is the case today with the latest update of the helmet virtual reality Meta Quest 2.

Helmet Meta Quest 2, two years old today, will now work a bit faster. A performance gain that we owe to a “simple” software update that has recently become available. Meta has improved the maximum GPU frequency from 490 MHz to 525 MHz, representing a performance increase of up to 7%.

“There is no need for an integration or any code to start enjoying the benefits of this improvement – ​​the dynamic clock system will automatically increase the frequency when it detects that your app can benefit from it”, explains Meta in a press release. . To get that extra speed on your headset, just take your headset off your head and put it back on, or give it a spin in sleep mode by pressing the power button twice.

An invisible improvement that allows better graphics performance

Also, if you have this dynamic management enabled in your app, the GPU will go from 490 MHz to 525 MHz to maintain higher visual quality rather than increasing foveation – this decreases image detail depending on what that you look -. The result should be better overall image quality.

Quest 2 owners will enjoy the extra speed without any app changes, but developers could also update their apps, using the extra power to improve resolution, for example. Either way, it makes the headset a bit more powerful for its end of life. Helmet Meta Quest 3he should arrive sometime next year.