Pico Neo 3 Link vs Quest 2 Specs: What’s The Difference?

This week Pico introduced the Neo Three Hyperlink is launching to European customers. It’s primarily the primary actual Quest 2 competitor, and the specs are remarkably related.

Quest 2 and Neo Three Hyperlink have the identical chip, the identical quantity of RAM, the identical decision, the identical kind of show, and the identical lens separation management mechanism. Each have 4 monitoring cameras mounted in equivalent positions.

Right here’s how they each examine to HTC’s Vive Focus Three on a spec sheet:

Quest 2 Neo Three Hyperlink Vive Focus Three Show per eye  1832×1920 LCD 1832×1920 LCD 2448×2448 LCD Refresh Charge 60 Hz / 72 Hz / 80 Hz
/ 90 Hz / 120 Hz 90 Hz 90 Hz Lens Separation Three-Stage (58mm / 63mm / 68mm) Three-Stage (58mm / 63mm / 69mm) Granular 58mm-70mm Chip Snapdragon XR2 Snapdragon XR2 Snapdragon XR2 RAM 6 GB 6 GB eight GB Cameras four four four Hand Monitoring Sure No Sure Value & Storage €349 (128 GB)
€449 (256 GB) €449
(256 GB) €1404*
(128 GB + microSD)

* consists of 2 yr enterprise license, prolonged guarantee, and assist

Storage Pricing

Quest 2 is offered in two fashions, one with 128 GB of storage for €349 and one other with 256 GB of storage for €449.

Neo Three Hyperlink solely is available in one mannequin: 256 GB for a similar €449 value as a 256 GB Quest 2.

Weight Stability & Included Strap

Whereas Neo Three Hyperlink is priced the identical because the €449 Quest 2, that doesn’t imply they provide the identical worth out of the field.

Pico Neo Three Hyperlink vs Quest 2 Specs: What's The Distinction? 10 Quest 2’s default gentle strap Pico Neo Three Hyperlink vs Quest 2 Specs: What's The Distinction? 11 Quest 2’s €49 Elite Strap


Quest 2 comes with a gentle strap which doesn’t provide any counterbalance to the headset’s front-heavy weight. Meta will promote you an “Elite Strap” accent for €49, or an Elite Strap with an additional battery inbuilt for €109.

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Neo Three Hyperlink comes with this “elite” type of strap, and the battery is constructed into the rear. This offers it superior weight steadiness, and subsequently consolation, with none further prices.

Wired PC VR Connection

Neo Three Hyperlink and Quest 2 are each standalone (primarily VR consoles) but additionally assist PC-based VR in case you have a gaming PC, letting you play the VR content material on Steam and elsewhere.

Each headsets allow you to do that wirelessly over your property Wi-Fi community. However Wi-Fi has significantly much less bandwidth than show cables that means the video stream must be compressed, lowering the standard and including a small quantity of latency. Additional, issues like community congestion and sign degradation could cause stutters and hitches.

Each headsets additionally assist wired PC VR – however Pico Neo Three Hyperlink’s distinctive function is how its connection differs from Quest’s.

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Quest’s wired PC VR assist works through USB. This avoids the issues of wi-fi nevertheless it’s nonetheless a compressed video stream, since even USB Three.zero has significantly much less bandwidth than show cables. It can also introduce new points, as not all motherboard USB controllers can deal with this type of use case.

Pico Neo Three Hyperlink’s wired PC VR mode makes use of DisplayPort, with a 5 meter cable included within the field. Identical to PC-only headsets comparable to Valve’s Index this delivers an uncompressed video stream with no further latency and no USB points. The Neo Three is each a standalone headset and a “actual” PC VR headset, in a single product.

Controller-Free Hand Monitoring

Each headsets have extraordinarily related controllers; with a thumbstick, two buttons, index set off, grip set off, and menu button. Each have a hoop with infrared LEDs below the IR-transparent plastic for monitoring.

However Quest 2 additionally helps controller-free hand monitoring. In video games comparable to Hand Physics Lab, ForeVR Darts, Unplugged, Cubism, Waltz of the Wizard and Trip Simulator you don’t want to choose up controllers in any respect.

The hand monitoring high quality isn’t excellent, nevertheless it’s a novel expertise that permits you to use the complete dexterity of your fingers as a substitute of being restricted to buttons, triggers, and sticks. And in social VR it will probably allow you to categorical your self in new methods.

Max Refresh Charge

Pico Neo Three Hyperlink’s show refresh fee is 90 Hz, that means 90 frames per second are displayed.

Quest 2 offers builders 5 decisions of refresh fee: 60 Hz, 72 Hz, 80 Hz, 90 Hz, and 120 Hz. On the Quest Retailer and App Lab, 60 Hz is just allowed for 360 diploma video content material, not apps, digital environments or video games.

That 120 Hz mode isn’t sensible for many video games to succeed in because it solely offers eight milliseconds for every body to be rendered. However titles like Eleven Desk Tennis use it to present further responsiveness and decrease latency than is feasible on Pico or HTC standalones.

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