Most mobile VR headsets now don’t allow you to plug in to a PC to connect to a VR gaming library. But, Qualcomm allows this in its new reference design called Boundless XR.
The reference design of a new headset designed by Qualcomm will function as a standalone mobile headset with freedom six degrees which is also connected to a PC for VR gaming via a 60 GHz connection. This headset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.
According to Qualcomm claims, quoted from The Verge, Tuesday (03/19/2019), latency is maintained at 16ms low. This headset is also designed to process VR technology when connected to a PC.
In theory, a headset can help free up some processing power on a PC, although it’s not explained how much. Any PC and console that you decide to use a headset also need to support Wifi 802.11 ad and run Qualcomm software.
Qualcomm has made many VR reference designs, but only a few companies use them. Many OEMs prefer to attach headsets to cellphones, tablets and other devices.
Qualcomm said, the first headset with a new reference design would be Pico Neo2 VR, which was born from a Chinese company called Pico VR. The world-renowned chip maker also said HTC Vivo is another partner working to support new specifications through hardware and content.