NVIDIA Demos 3D Surround Gaming On GF100

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NVIDIA Demos 3D Surround Gaming On GF100Some of the most impressive booths at CES 2010 used walls of screens that were spanned and combined to display one scene. The experience is similar to walking into Best Buy and standing in the middle of the TV section while surrounded with LCDs and Plasmas, but perhaps on a grander scale. While companies have been using this tactic for years in order to leave a lasting impression on consumers, gamers are now able to make use of multiple screens in order to maximize the adventure. Without a doubt, multi-panel gaming is the hottest ticket in the enthusiast scene. While ATI's Eyefinity has been on the market for a few months now, NVIDIA's Surround Gaming will show up very shortly. Here's what we saw at CES...

NVIDIA Demos 3D Surround Gaming On GF100

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acarzt replied on Wed, Jan 13 2010 8:16 PM

Can't wait to see some benchmarks on Nvidia's new card!

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Jan 14 2010 12:50 AM

Yeah it sounds sweet, but I wish somewhere would do benchmarks on real games not just the approved product vendor sent in many cases test modules. I mean stick a copy of Crysis off the shelf in the computer install it on a machine fresh and new from a retail copy. Then test it on all the cards they wanna benchmark, really what games don't have FPS monitors on them now anyway. I can log into most MMO games and display a FPS actively running the game so everything has to have them and I know Crysis or Dirt2 etc have one.

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Bighorse replied on Mon, Jan 18 2010 2:00 PM

Eyefinity and Surround Gaming will be so awesome with multiple monitors(aslong as they don't have bezels Big Smile) So I need to save up and get 100" + tv so I can totally get my game ON. LOL The only thing I don't get is the whole 3D movement. I wear glasses now so more head gear ain't gonna be fun. HD is plenty for me.

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Soupstyle replied on Mon, Jan 18 2010 3:47 PM

Unless they can make 3D happen without glasses (I also wear glasses), I won't be adopting it. Here's to hoping our future is filled with holographic displays!

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Their 3D surround gaming tech looks very similar to Eyefinity. Nvidia already has 3D vision goggles that you can use and they've been well received, and cost around $200.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Jan 19 2010 12:50 AM

Yeah soupstyle I was reading an article on 3D tv's earlier today. They kept talking about glasses, and I was thinking there is no way I am buying glasses to wear and watch TV. Come on I have a 3 year old and PBS may be in HD but 3D, and she tears glasses to pieces anyway (she likes to stretch them).

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