Quest 3 GPU may be twice as powerful as Quest 2 and Pico 4

The results indicate that the Quest 3’s GPU is likely to be at least two times more powerful than that used in Quest 2 and Pico 4.

Recently Meta & Qualcomm Announced a “widespread multi-year strategic agreement” To build the next-generation Snapdragon XR chipset, including the two companies’ production and engineering teams working together. last week, Charts shown for Quest 3 Leaked to YouTuber SadlyItsBradley (Brad Lynch), revealing key features including a flat lens and depth sensor. Lynch also claimed that a source told him that the headset will use the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset.

Current standalone headphones — including the Quest 2, Pico 4, Vive Focus 3 and Lynx R1 — use the current XR2, which was recently retroactively named Gen 1 by Qualcomm. The XR2 Gen 1 is a replacement for the Snapdragon 865 smartphone chip that first shipped in early 2020. But since then Qualcomm has followed up the 865 line with two new generations, the 888 and 8 Gen 1 — the company changed the naming scheme by releasing the latest model. Given Qualcomm’s typical timeline, it should be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 It will be announced in The Snapdragon . top Next month and shipping next year.

Slide series to treat GPU Model TFLOPS used in
Snapdragon 821 14 nm Adreno 530 0.5 oculus go
Snapdragon 835 10 nm Adreno 540 0.6 Oculus Quest / Vive Focus / Pico G2 / Lenovo Mirage Solo
Snapdragon 845 10 nm Adreno 630 0.7 Pico New 2
Snapdragon 855 7 nm Adreno 640 0.9
Snapdragon 865 (XR2 Gen 1) 7 nm Adreno 650 1.2 Quest 2 / Vive Focus 3 / Pico Neo 3 / Pico 4 / Linux R1
Snapdragon 888 5 nm Adreno 660 1.7
Snapdragon 8 first generation 4 nm Adreno 730 2.2
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (XR2 Gen 2) 4 nm Adreno 740 ??? Quest 3?

The Qualcomm GPU line used in its chipsets is branded Adreno. The original Oculus Quest used an Adreno 540, with a performance of 0.6 teraflops. Quest 2 shipped with a coil Three generations of the latest chipset Featuring an Adreno 650, it offers twice the performance at 1.2 teraflops.

A more powerful GPU is used to increase the display resolution of Quest 2 and display a higher refresh rate, as well as to improve the graphic resolution of VR games. Many of the major Quest Store titles are now only released for Quest 2, as the original isn’t powerful enough.

The findings from data miner Samulia indicate that Meta plans to deliver a similar leap in performance again with Quest 3.


Focus IC CP90-35514-91 / SXR2230P 000-Y1, PSP1828, 2X 4KX4K MR, 4 2 GOLD, 4XLP5, A740, 10XMONO, HTP, 3

The model number of the XR2 Gen 1 is SXR2130P. But Samulia found Recent import records A reference to a new chip with model number SXR2230P codenamed “Project Halliday” – a possible nod to the fictional creator of the OASIS metaverse in Ready Player One. A change in the model number from 1 to 2 indicates that this is the XR2 Gen 2 rumored to be on the Quest 3.

Some records include text”2x 4Kx4Kand ’10xMONO’, which indicates that the chip can power headphones with dual 4K displays and up to 10 cameras. But as Noticed by SadleyItsBradleyThe text also lists “A740” – almost certainly referring to the Adreno 740 GPU expected to launch in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

Adreno located The 730 already offers 2.2 teraflops of performance, about 80% more than the Quest 2’s Adreno 650. If the Adreno 740 offers a modest performance jump, the Quest 3’s GPU will be at least twice as powerful as the Quest 2. This will enable graphics Full HD on high definition screens – and maybe even brand-new games wouldn’t be possible in Quest 2.

To be clear: These import records indicate early test chips being sent to headphone makers, not mass production.

We’ve reached out to Qualcomm and Meta for any comment or context they might want to add.

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