Oculus Rift Hardware Setup

Before installing games and experiences, Oculus recommends making sure the hardware is correctly configured and tested. If the Rift is already configured, you can skip this section.

Oculus Rift DK2

Instructions for setting up DK2 hardware are provided in the Quick Start Guide that shipped with the device.

The Oculus Rift DK2

The DK2 headset incorporates a number of significant improvements over the DK1:

  • Higher Resolution and Refresh Rate—1920x1080 (960x1080 per eye) resolution and a maximum refresh of 75Hz.
  • Low Persistence OLED Display—helps reduce motion blur and judder, significantly improving image quality and reducing simulator sickness.
  • Positional Tracking—precise low latency positional tracking ensures all head motion is tracked.
  • Built-in Latency Tester—constantly measures system latency to optimize motion prediction and reduce perceived latency.

Oculus Rift DK1

Instructions for setting up DK1 hardware are provided in the Oculus Rift Development Kit manual that shipped with the device.

The Oculus Rift DK1