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iZ3D Will Stop Producing 3D Hardware and Focus on the 3D Software

August 31st, 2010 · 6 Comments · General 3D News


It seems that iZ3D has decided to phase out of their 3D hardware business and this means that they are going to cease selling iZ3D monitors and instead from now on will focus on the development of their 3D driver that will work with hardware from other vendors. Of course all owners of iZ3D displays do not need to worry as the support for the monitors will still continue to be available in the drivers in the future too. More details about that are available on iZ3D’s official blog post published today that is available here.

Meanwhile the company has made available a second release candidate (RC2) of their 3D driver version 1.11 with some fixes and improvements like for example the new ColorCode anaglyph output support and improved performance on Nvidia-based GPUs. The new iZ3D version 1.11 RC2 driver is available for download here.

As we know iZ3D is one of the software partners for the upcoming stereoscopic 3D support with shutter glasses produced by BitCauldron and compatible with ATI GPUs and working with 120Hz LCD monitors currently a territory reserved only for Nvidia’s 3D Vision. And while there is still no official word on when the complete solution will be available from ATI or actually AMD and their partners, we are already seeing some hints coming from iZ3D. Like for example the dedicated page with details about MSI All-in-One 3D PC that uses ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 video card and the apparently new and still kind of mysterious 120Hz Viewsonic 3D LCD Display that should work with both AMD (ATI) and Nvidia-based GPUs.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 vesper8 // Sep 1, 2010 at 01:47

    yay for these news!

    Can’t wait to see how well and compatible the solution works!

    I am and have been an ATI backer for many years now and I don’t WANT to change but this is a huge deal for me since I am currently putting off upgrading my computer since I don’t know if I want to get a motherboard that supports SLI or Crossfire because I want my next video cards to pwn at S3D and I just need some re-assurance that if I go with Crossfire I won’t get the short end of the S3D stick.

  • 2 Philip // Sep 1, 2010 at 02:44

    Very good news!

    Currently I own a Radeon HD 5870 in my setup partnered with an Alienware AW2310 monitor. Can anyone confirm that this monitor ONLY will support stereoscopic 3D gaming with Nvidia 3D Vision? I have read rumors about this, which I was not aware of when I bought the monitor – I just wanted 120 fps gaming! :)

    Would be sad to either change my video card or my monitor to eventually get stereoscopic 3D support.

  • 3 Benny // Sep 16, 2010 at 00:07

    The mysterious monitor is V3D241wm-LED.
    If you look at the spec, it comes with special USB connector for 3D glasses.


  • 4 Ron // Dec 14, 2010 at 12:36

    Stereoscopic 3D works on most 120 hz monitors. The monitor should either say that it is 3D, or 3D Ready.

  • 5 Ron // Dec 14, 2010 at 12:41

    From my research, it appears that the IZ3D solutions works with a a lot of cards, especially ATI\AMD cards, so you will probably be OK. If you card can handle 120 hz, it will work. Again, 3D is about 120 hz, and nobody has a monopoly on that, so it should work with Nvidia an IZ3D. I have both solutions with an Nvidia setup and a ATI setup. Regarding SLI and Crossfire, IZ3D is working on that. I’m not sure where they are with it. Check the website http://www.iz3d.com/

  • 6 Ron // Dec 14, 2010 at 12:43

    This will work with and 120 hz monitors, like most 3D solutions – Nvidia and IZ3D. Most ATI cards will work, but I think IZ3D is still working on SLI and Crossfire connectivity. Regarding your Alienware monitor, I don’t think anyone has a monopoly on 120 hrz, which is all it takes to make 3D work – 60 hrz per eye.

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