So, you have your Oculus Quest 2 in your hand and you might be wondering whether your beloved Quest 2 supports 8K or not. Well, we have the answer for you.
Oculus Quest 2 is a standalone VR headset with a resolution of 1832×1920 per eye which can run up to 120Hz in its experimental mode (90Hz is the default setting). That totals a "nearly 4K" resolution when combined. So it is tacit that the Quest 2 can handle 4K content.
However, the question is: Can Quest 2 play 8K? And what is the maximum resolution of Oculus Quest 2? Let's take a look.
Does Oculus Quest 2 Support 8K?
Yes, it does support 8K videos.
Oculus Quest 2 can support 8K at 60Hz and the result is quite impressive. A Reddit user shared his experience with 8K content on the Oculus Quest 2, and according to him, Quest 2 "handled [8K video] with ease, no stutters -- all smooth sailing."
In summary, the Oculus Quest 2 can handle 8K H.265 videos at 60Hz. You can check it out for yourself by watching the video below on your Quest 2. Go ahead!
What Is The Maximum Resolution Of Oculus Quest 2?
The maximum resolution of Oculus Quest 2 is 8192x4096 in 60fps.
YouTuber Hugh Hou tested Oculus Quest 2 by playing H.256 videos at a resolution of 8192x4096 in 60 frames per second and found that the headset was able to handle the videos without any noticeable lag or frame drop.
Therefore, we can conclude that the maximum resolution of Quest 2 is 8192x4096 in 60fps. However, Oculus recommends rendering 7200x3600 in 60fps for best results.
Given the Oculus Quest 2 is not the most powerful device as Meta prioritised portability over sheer specs, it might struggle slightly maintaining this for too long.
What Is The Quest 2's Resolution?
We'll try not to confuse things too much here. Each eye on the Quest 2 has a 1920 x 1832 resolution for each eye. But actually, the resolution matters less in VR than pixel density.
The Quest 2 offers pixel density of 773 PPI (pixels per inch). this matters because essentially, the more densely packed the pixels are, the better the image looks. Up to 60 pixel-per-degree at any rate. This is the limit the human eye can detect.
773 PPI equates to PPD of 21. Which is still some way short of the 60 that would make the gaps in the image much less notable.