NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Glasses

Introduction and Specifications

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Back in August of last year, at the NVISION visual computing conference in San Jose, NVIDIA publicly demonstrated some new stereoscopic 3D technology. While stereoscopic 3D in and of itself is not new, the devices on display at NVISION were, and featured new hardware, monitors, wireless glasses, and software. At the event, the technology was demoed on a Mitsubishi 73-inch 3D Ready 1080p-capable DLP television and new ViewSonic 120Hz LCD monitors using a number of popular games. We got the chance to play a few games ourselves back then and watched some others play as well, and thought the effect was excellent.

Fast forward to today, and NVIDIA is ready to officially take the wraps off of their stereoscopic 3D technology, which is now known as GeForce 3D Vision. NVIDIA's GeForce 3D Vision product consists of a pair of wireless, rechargeable glasses, a base station / IR transmitter, and the necessary software and cables to connect the device to a PC. However, it needs some other specific hardware to function properly as well--namely a compatible monitor and graphics card.

The specifications and main features of NVIDIA's new GeForce 3D Vision glasses are posted below, but we've got many more details on the pages ahead. Take a look... 

NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Glasses

NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Glasses
Specifications & Features

Minimum system requirements

  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 CPU or higher
  • 1GB of system memory. (2GB is recommended)
  • 100 MB free disk space

Compatible GeForce 3D Vision-Ready displays devices

  • Desktop Monitors
    • Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ 120 Hz LCD display
    • ViewSonic FuHzion VX2265wm 120 Hz LCD display
    • 100 Hz and higher analog CRT
    • Mitsubishi 1080p DLP Home Theater TV: WD-57833, WD-60735, WD-60C8, WD-65735, WD-65736, WD-65C8, WD-65833, WD-65835, WD-73735, WD-73736, WD-73833, WD-73835, WD-73C8, L65-A90
    • Generic DLP Home Theater TV supporting 3D checkerboard pattern format
  • Projectors
    • DepthQ HD 3D Projector by LightSpeed Design, Inc.

Supported Microsoft DirectX Games:
View the complete list of certified games please vistis the NVIDIA
3DVision website.

Compatible NVIDIA GeForce GPUs:

  • GeForce GTX 200 Series
    • GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260
  • GeForce 9 Series
    • GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, GeForce 9800 GTX, GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 9600 GT
  • GeForce 8 Series
    • GeForce 8800 Ultra, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS, GeForce 8800 GT

GeForce 3D Vision Kit includes:

  • One pair of GeForce 3D Vision glasses with storage pouch, adjustable nose pieces, and microfiber cleaning cloth
  • GeForce 3D Vision USB controller/IR emitter
  • Custom 5’ VESA stereo to 2.5 mm stereo audio plug cable
  • 10’ DVI to HDMI cable
  • 10’ USB 2.0 type A to 5-pin mini-B cable
  • 6’ recharge cable (USB Type A to 5-pin mini Type B)
  • Quick start guide
  • Installation CD & Demo Disc


As you can see, the system requirements for GeForce 3D Vision are not very high--a modern dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and Windows Vista are necessary, along with a compatible GeForce graphics card in the GeForce 8- 9- or GTX200-series. Finding a compatible monitor is a different story though. Any CRT capable of a 100Hz refresh rate (or higher) will work, as will a number of 3D capable HD televisions and projector. As for LCD monitors, only certain, true 120Hz capable displays will work.

Viewsonic and Samsung 120Hz LCD Displays

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