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What New Features is NVIDIA Preparing for the 3D Vision Owners

January 19th, 2010 · 10 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

You can say that in the last month Nvidia has been keeping pretty quiet regarding driver updates for its 3D Vision product line. One can say that this was due to the holidays and then the CES and this might as well be true. However it also seems that Nvidia has been working on some new and interesting features for 3D Vision that should be introduced pretty soon. So here are some bits of information on what to expect in the near future…

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3D Vision Surround. This new mode will be introduced with the release of the new GF100 “Fermi” video cards based on the latest Nvidia GPUs. This mode will allow you to use up to 3 different 3D-ready monitors or projectors as one and in stereoscopic 3D mode. The application and games support here is still a bit questionable as this will introduce much wider resolution and will need more FOV, but we’ll have to wait and see how will these possible issues be addressed. With 3D Vision Surround you should be able to use up to three 120Hz displays with Full HD resolution in 12

YouTube 3D for 3D Vision. YouTube has been working on adding stereoscopic 3D video support to their free online video service for a few months already. The required support for 3D Vision and frame sequential format was still lacking as it seems that adding it requires some new features. That is why a new version of Adobe Flash Player would most likely be required and such update is already been worked on… Nvidia has demonstrated a working beta of the YouTube 3D support during CES.

3D Gaming in a Window. Not this is very important, especially to all the people playing MMO games and willing to play them in Stereoscopic 3D. So far you could only use S3D mode not in a fullscreen mode only with Quadro and professional applications supporting Quad Buffer OpenGL. Being able to use games in S3D along with 2D applications in the same time would make it quite easier to do more wile playing on a bigger resolution screen and this is good with all these Full HD monitors coming out.

3D photo web browser plug-in. Another good thing is the option to view stereoscopic 3D photos directly from your browser of course if they are in the respective supported format. For that an additional plugin should be needed and it is supposed to be available for Internet Explorer, FireFox and Chrome.

Stay tuned for more as additional information about these upcoming 3D Vision features becomes available…

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