Hello - My son has an HP Elite Desk 800 G2 SFF. It has an integrated graphics card. He recently got the Oculus Quest 2 and wants to plug it into his HP with a cord we bought to play games. There are some requirements in terms of graphics and my questions are:
1) Can you install a separate graphics card into this computer to supplement the integrated one?
2) He is currently playing things like Gorilla Tag and some shooting game on VR, I think these need pretty high graphics. Is the computer itself going to work even if we do upgrade the graphics card?
3) He is looking at something like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VXW1E40/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_1?smid=A28S4EZTV85SXJ&psc=1. Will that work?
Let me know if I should include the product number or something.
Computer looks like this: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-elitedesk-800-g2-tower-pc/7633297/document/c04786146 and has the i5 processor.
If this is never going to work and he is better off just upgrading to a different PC, please let me know that as well.
You're going to run into two different issues:
If I were going to be completely honest with you, I'd say your best bet would be to either find use for the computer elsewhere and go with a new PC or if you only need one computer just sell the current one and replace it with something built around being able to game. You technically could upgrade your current computer with a new case and power supply, but at that point it'd not be worth it.
I would agree with the above poster, going with a new PC overall will be your best bet.
A Link/Quest 2 requires a video card with at least 6GB of video memory to run properly. You can view more information on recommended specs on the manufacturer's website https://support.oculus.com/articles/headsets-and-accessories/oculus-link/oculus-link-compatibility/
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