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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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Tokyo Game Show 2009 – Stereoscopic 3D Gaming on PS3

October 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Other S3D Tech

Here is a short video footage by DigInfo shot at Tokyo Game Show 2009 where Sony was also demoing their PlayStation 3 along with the game WipeOut HD in Stereoscopic 3D on a big screen TV that should be a working true 200Hz 3D Bravia TV set (these should come out in 2010, maybe as early as February, or maybe not). So Stereoscopic 3D is finally getting the attention it deserves and I cannot wait to try the 3D Bravia TVs with the GeForce 3D Vision shutter glasses from Nvidia (they seem to be using similar active shutter glasses in the video, but from Real D)…

To read the original article go to DigInfo’s website…

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The S-3D Gaming Alliance (S3DGA)

August 14th, 2009 · No Comments · General 3D News


Now this is something new that I’ve just learned about and it seems that actually the S3DGA was formed quite recently too, so that is why I haven’t heard of it yet, but probably the same goes for you too, so here is a bit more information about the The S-3D Gaming Alliance.

According to the U-DECIDE Initiative, a well received study of modern gamers, 93% of survey respondents want to see game developers support stereoscopic 3D technology. The industry’s answer is to start development of The S-3D Gaming Alliance, an organization that is 100% focused on making stereoscopic 3D gaming possible through standards, education, and product adoption.

The S-3D Gaming Alliance or S3DGA in short, is a 3D gaming and entertainment industry standards and advocacy group charted to accelerate the adoption of 3D gaming and display technology by providing for standards discussions, consumer promotion, education, and awareness. Membership in the alliance is comprised of organizations and individuals with an interest in developing 3D solutions.

Some of S3DGA’s founding companies include Blitz Games Studios, DDD, iZ3D, Jon Peddie Research, TDVision Corp, XpanD, and more. The President and CEO of S3DGA will be Neil Schneider, best known for his pioneering work on Meant to be Seen, the world’s leading website focused on stereoscopic 3D gaming and entertainment.

High immersion S-3D gaming experiences include explosions that pop out of the screen and a sense of depth so real that players think they can place their hands inside the display. S-3D technology is growing popular in the home with products like LCD shutter glasses, 3D monitors, and several new and developing 3D HDTV and projection solutions.

The effect of a standards group such as S3DGA is to accelerate the adoption of technology by presenting a forum for members to express, test, and agree on ideas and approaches to educating consumers. And I should add that we definitely needed an organization like that to help push things a bit more in the field of Stereoscopic 3D gaming, so that more and more people and companies will start taking interest in it… ;)

To the official S-3D Gaming Alliance website for more information…

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