Setting up Quest2 with RTX3070?

Hi all.
I’m new to setting up my Quest2 with my RTX3070.

I use Virtual Desktop streamer and when I launch it, it uses the SteamVR to connect my headset to the game.

I’m not sure if this is the right way to go.

I was wondering if someone have decent settings for Graphics and Virtual Desktop settings to allow the best possible settings from my RTX3070 and my Quest2.

Apperciate your help!

I think that most Quest headset users with Virtual desktop select the Steamer option to use the new Virtual Desktop VDXR runtime. It’s reported to be about 10% more efficient than running it through SteamVR’s.

For VD settings, maybe just start off with defaults, included suggested resolution for your gpu (or maybe one less to begin with). Kinda up to you to experiment a little to find out what works best. Use their monitoring option, along with just what your eyes tell you, to help finetune all this.

Likewise with msfs; Start off with Global Medium settings and adjust these later to suit your liking and system specs.

Your gpu isn’t all that high end for good PCVR but you still should be able to get decent results with msfs imho. Good luck mate and cheers.

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If you’re getting 2.7Gbps with the oculus pc app usb speed test then that should work very well with Link. I only get about 2.4Gbps with my official link cable connected to my z790mb usb3.2 type-c port. Just make sure you check your windows device manager usb/properties and disable any power saving options.

Much as I like the freedom of wireless with either Air Link or VD, I do prefer using Link with msfs for better distance clarity and lower latency.

With your 3070 I suggest you start off with oculus pc app device graphics settings at 80Hz with the res slider 2-3 notches left of full right (~1.1-1.2x).

Also find the Oculus Debug Tool (ODT) in its program folder (google how to find and use it). I set ODT to all defaults/zeroes except distortion = low and encoding bitrate = 500mbps.

I also suggest yo go into your win10/11 graphics settings and disable hardware acceleration graphics (HAGS) and turn Game Mod off.

You can also apply the same settings with Air Link by changing the ODT encoding bitrate back to 0 (zero) and in the Rift home dashboard menu far left icon select 200mbps Dymanic bitrate.

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Thanks for the info.

Do you know if there’s a way to make the text inside the cockpit to be sharper?

If you are using Link or Air Link you may be able to use ODT and increase pixel density, super sampling a little, maybe to 1.1-1.2x (the top option). You can do this on the fly by entering the number and hitting enter. This will improve cockpit clarity if you are using dlss/balanced. Otherwise, using TAA with as high as your can will usually give the best cockpit clarity, but not as smooth as dsll/balanced.

With a 3070 don’t expect miracles though. Even with my 4090 I sometimes need to duck my head in a bit to see some switch details.

Also, another tip; set your nvidia control panel 3d global settings to all defaults, except power = prefer max performance and change Quality default below that to High Performance.

You can also try different ASW modes. With ODT it’s set to default = auto. I find it best to set this to 45fps fixed (no asw). This will fix it at 1/2 your refresh rate (eg. 40fps if using 80Hz). I use the Oculus Tray Tool (OTT) to set these as game profiles but you can set these with ODT as well.

You can also do these on the fly using your keyboard (if it has a numeric keypad). Ctrl+num1 (numeric 1 not top row 1) turns asw = off, ctrl+num2 = 45fps fixed (actually 1/2 your refresh rate) with asw = off, ctrl+3 = 45fps fixed with asw = on, ctrl+num4 = default (auto).

Anyway, I hope this helps.

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Ya, sorry if I confused you on a few things mate. You were really asking for help with Virtual Desktop settings and I think I may have thrown in a curveball suggesting you try a Link cable. I can’t remember but I think this was in answering another post from you in a different thread?

You cannot use the Oculus Tray Tool (OTT) with Virtual Desktop, nor do any settings with ODT or the meta Link PC app work with it. This is because VD doesn’t have access to the official oculus runtimes. They just have there own, kinda hacked version. I still think that using a Link cable is much easier for newbies, esp. those that have problems setting up their router/wifi. I have discussed the settings I’ve used with both Link (and Air Link) a number of times and I’m kinda tired of repeating these.

I already suggested some simple VD settings to start off with and there are heaps of YouTube setup videos out there. The VD discord channel is also a good place to get setup advice.

Also, I suggest you try to keep things simple to begin with. Like maybe don’t use every little tip you see on YT like dynamic LOD. Just set your TLOD and OLOD both to 100 to begin with. As far as msfs rearprojection goes, you can only use Depth or Off. If you select Depth + Motion it will default to Depth anyway. Worth trying it both ways.

For nvidia control panel 3D global settings just start with everything default (press the restore button to set these all to default) then change Power = prefer max performance, and change the Quality default below that to High Performance. Forget about anything else imho.

By doing a bit more google and YouTube research andI’m sure you’ll figure all this out eventually mate. Good luck and cheers.

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Hi mate. Appreciate your reply. I admit it’s a bit daunting to mess with this. I wish it was just plug & play instead of plug & pray.

TBH, I didn’t get issues with VD over WiFi. I simply thought that using the USB cable will be more reliable and faster. I do get 1200Mbps with VD over 5GHz wifi on my Oculus.

From your experience, are there any differences in terms of quality when using wifi over cable (assuming my stated speeds above)?

Well your VD monitor might tell you you are connected at 1200mbps but all that really says is you are using a wifi6 5Ghz router. If you go into your windows task manager and look at your network usage while playing something then you’ll see that your actual mbps via wifi is probably only around 200mbps.

In my experience, with Wireless using Air Link or VD I always get a bit better distance clarity and around 7-10ms lower latency (hence fewer stutters) using my official link cable.

In any case, use whatever you like best, and esp. is easiest for you to setup. No real right and wrong way of doing things, just whatever works best for you that’s important imho. Cheers.

Wait… you’re getting better results over wifi? That statement is confusing. You get better results over wifi using your official link cable :slight_smile:

I’m sorry if this wasn’t clear enough mate. When using my official meta link cable I’m wired to my z790mb usb3.2 type-c port using Link.

Thanks for clarifying :slight_smile:
I find it odd that wifi gives you better results over cable.

Using Link cable is PCVR streaming via usb3 cable, not wifi. Air Link and VD are wireless PCVR over wifi. Plus, as I’ve already said, I find I get a bit better results wired with Link.

Sorry, best I can do to clarify this, or add anything further to your thread, so I’ll sign off now. Good luck mate, bye, and cheers.

Oh I think it’s just a minor misunderstanding. I appreciate your explanation.

What threw me off is that you wrote “In my experience, with Wireless with Wireless using Air Link or VD I always get a bit better distance clarity and around 7-10ms lower latency”

That’s the confusing bit - wireless, not wired. But you then wrote with your official cable link, that contradicts the wireless bit :smiley:

Anyways, thank you.

OK. maybe you’re not English ,or don’t have a good google translator. In any case, I’ve had enought, lol!