Similar to other AMD products the AMD HD3D Technology apparently also got Gold and Silver logos that are meant to show the level of experience that you should get with products certified to work with AMD’s stereoscopic 3D technology. The difference between the gold and silver is actually quite simple, with AMD uses the Gold AMD HD3D Technology logo for products that have been tested by AMD and the Silver logos for products tested by their partners to meet AMD’s standards. So in short you should be looking for the Gold logo, here is how AMD describes the difference:
The AMD Gold logo depicts products tested by AMD to provide the best possible experience while using AMD technologies like Eyefinity, HD3D and CrossfireX.
The AMD Silver Logo showcases products, tested by our partners to AMD standards, that enhance the user experience when using AMD technologies like Eyefinity, HD3D and CrossfireX.
Here is the list of recommended 3D displays by AMD, the ones that have been tested by AMD and have received the Gold certification from the company. And here you can download a PDF file with the additional compatible displays, the ones that should be compatible and got the Silver logo (apparently not directly tested by AMD). If you are looking for an active 3D display that has the Gold certification you’ll be pretty limited to the Samsung SA 750/950 models and the only other option is the Viewsonic V3D241WM–LED that is with the Silver logo. The interesting thing here is that only one 3D-capable projector made the Gold certification and that is Optoma GT720 and among 3D HDTVs only Samsung’s TA750 series made it and these are 3D-capable monitors with a built-in TV tuner limited to HDMI 1.4 input. On another page on AMD’s website I’ve also noticed the Sony HMZ-T1 Head Mounted Display listed as a recommended 3D display, but that page did not include any information about Gold/Silver certification. The list of Silver logo products that you can find in the PDF linked above is more extensive of course…