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The Meaning Behind the AMD HD3D Technology Gold and Silver Logos

February 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Other S3D Tech


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…


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nick 3DvB // Feb 29, 2012 at 23:46

    AMD HD3D can work on any display with a quick registry tweak and EDID inf driver, strangely my Acer projector is not listed but it works fine even without an EDID override?

    http://forum.iz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=3532

  • 2 Franco // Mar 1, 2012 at 07:30

    I can say the same for 3D Vision. I have the S27A950D and I’m happily using it with the newest Nvidia drivers and an EDID based on a 3D Vision Ready display and it’s been working wonderfully.

    I don’t think AMD HD3D will ever be as good as Nvidia 3D Vision, cause Nvidia has been in this field for quite some time and AMD is just taking it’s 1st steps. I’ve tried Tridef which comes with my monitor and I’ve already uninstalled it, since it’s far inferior to 3D Vision in every possible aspect.
    I’m just happy I can keep using my monitor with 3D Vision. The S27A950D is probally the best 3D monitor in the market nowdays and it’s a pity it’s not officially supported by Nvidia, but there are always workarounds…

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