NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround

NVIDIA unveils 3D Vision Surround, a competitor to ATI's Eyefinity multi-monitor dealie offering a combination of multi-monitor support and 3d stereoscopic technology. The system supports three monitors in 3D using a multi-GPU setup and NVIDIA says they have software to automatically convert over 425 games to stereoscopic 3D without the need for special game patches. The system requires Windows 7 and an SLI motherboard (unless you are using a GTX 295 GPU), the full System Requirements are here. There are preview write-ups of how this all comes together on AnandTech, ExtremeTech, [H]ard-OCP, Hardware Canucks, PC Perspective, and Tom's Hardware.
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Jun 29, 2010, 22:12
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I'd like to see one of these support a 20" 30" 20" combo

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I already have a 30" and a 20"

One problem is that UIs often aren't customizable enough. For many games, I'd like all the UI elements to be on the center screen.

Red-cyan glasses are actually smoother in that they don't add flicker. Trackmania has a built in anaglyph mode. I can't play long like that though, especially since my wide gamut monitor increases crosstalk.

I tried with HL2, but water screwed up everything.
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Jun 29, 2010, 19:26
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Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 29, 2010, 17:23:
To be honest, I'm still not figuring out what the hell all the hype is with 3d again. We did this 10 and 18ish odd years ago. And before that too, and it thrives for about a year then dies. I'll be happy when they figure out a 3d method that doesn't induce violent fits of vomiting.

I agree. This is technology from decades ago, 1950s?, re-giftwrapped and re-marketed. Same craptastic results too.

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Jun 29, 2010, 17:23
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Blackhawk wrote on Jun 29, 2010, 15:30:
What was previously posted was referring to this: Nvidia 3d Vision Discover, which will let any halfway modern PC with recent drivers create an anaglyph red/blue 3d image from hundreds of games on the fly. All you need is a set of generic red/blue glasses.
To be honest, I'm still not figuring out what the hell all the hype is with 3d again. We did this 10 and 18ish odd years ago. And before that too, and it thrives for about a year then dies. I'll be happy when they figure out a 3d method that doesn't induce violent fits of vomiting.
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Dev wrote on Jun 29, 2010, 15:11:

The nvidia stuff REQUIRES a "3D Vision-Ready" 120Hz HD LCD monitor to use 3d, plus a $200 set of shutter glasses.

So you are talking a number of thousands of dollars to get this working. Thats why I think the 3d thing is kinda silly. But I do like the idea of the surround multi monitor thing.

What was previously posted was referring to this: Nvidia 3d Vision Discover, which will let any halfway modern PC with recent drivers create an anaglyph red/blue 3d image from hundreds of games on the fly. All you need is a set of generic red/blue glasses.
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More significant than the 3d is the surround vision thing IMHO. Now they are matching eyefinity from ati. (so for instance you can do 3 monitors together).

joe2tiger wrote on Jun 29, 2010, 13:50:
I wonder where I can go to get a demo of this 3d tech in action. I live in North Carolina. The CONs are always located in California sigh...

Its not the same thing, but best buy has some of the new 3d TVs in action at thier stores if you stop by and want to see the 3d TV stuff in action. They aren't shutter glasses though like the nvidia thing.

The nvidia stuff REQUIRES a "3D Vision-Ready" 120Hz HD LCD monitor to use 3d, plus a $200 set of shutter glasses.

So you are talking a number of thousands of dollars to get this working. Thats why I think the 3d thing is kinda silly. But I do like the idea of the surround multi monitor thing.

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http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-requirements.html
There's the list of displays that are compatible.

Looks like a 23" acer 3d LCD is under $400 (according to amazon). So it may not be quite as expensive as I thought. But I'm still not that interested in 3d yet for PC.

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Jun 29, 2010, 14:52
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If you have an nvidia and can find a pair of those red and blue glasses you can try it out that way.. maybe if you have a DVD that came with a pair or something.

It's not ideal, but it does give the exact same effect as the shutter glasses, just with wonky colors. You can see if it's for you or not as reactions to gaming in 3D cover the whole spectrum.
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I wonder where I can go to get a demo of this 3d tech in action. I live in North Carolina. The CONs are always located in California sigh...
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