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3D Vision Surround from Nvidia is like ATI’s Eyefinity, But 3D

January 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


When ATI announced its Radeon HD 5×00 series GPUs and the new Eyefinity technology, allowing you to drive up to 3 independent monitors on a normal video card (up to 6 on a specialized one) a lot of people were thinking about how will it be if this could be applied into a stereoscopic 3D gaming setup with 3 displays (3D-capable projectors too!). And it seems that Nvidia wants to provide just that with its upcoming 3D Vision Surround, but unfortunately we are going to wait for Fermi in order for the technology to be formally announced although the good news is that it will not work only on the new GF100 GPUs (expected in Q1 this year), but 3D Vision Surround will also be supported on the GT200 family of GPUs that are currently available. So you might not need to buy a new card to use the technology, but on the current line of GPUs you might be limited to using only 2 displays and for 3 you’ll probably need a Fermi card. More details about 3D Vision Surround should be announced by Nvidia over the next few weeks…

If you happen to visit CES in the next few days you’ll be able to get a hands-on gaming experience with NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround which can be seen in NVIDIA booth in the South Hall 4 #35745, running on DepthQ HD 3D projectors and Acer GD245HQ 1080p LCD displays. Another new feature for 3D Vision that will be demonstrated by Nvidia during CES is a sneak peek of YouTube 3D, running on a 3D technology demonstration version of the Adobe Flash player that is viewable with NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses in full color. You’ll also be able to see the new Blu-ray 3D software players, including Arsoft’s TotalMedia Theatre 3 and Cyberlink’s PowerDVD Ultra along with some Blu-ray 3D content, including 3D movie trailers for Disney’s Toy Story 3, A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and more. So this year the Consumer Electronics Show will have a lot to show regarding the wide adoption of stereoscopic 3D technologies for gaming, movies and pictures and not only by Nvidia, but from a lot more companies too.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 FuRrY321 // Jan 7, 2010 at 15:34

    In the title, you misspelled “from”, you put “form NVIDIA” instead.

    Looking forward to the new cards, hopefully they’ll be able to compete with the new ATI cards. Then I’ll be able to enjoy 3D movies/games/photographs without having to sacrifice performance.

  • 2 Philip Heggie // Jan 7, 2010 at 17:07

    Bloody if you get hold of any of those trailers played from Arcsoft or Cyberlink 3d players
    Fraps them and share them please. :-)

  • 3 Bloody // Jan 7, 2010 at 18:28

    Thanks for the correction, we are all waiting for Fermi… ;)

    I doubt that someone will make these trailers available, although they are promotional materials… maybe someone leaks them :P

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