Items tagged with 3D Vision

For those of you who aren't tripping over yourselves racing to the store to pick up a lightweight Ultrabook and demand something bigger and beefier, rest assured there are companies that still believe in the desktop replacement category. Eurocom arguably leads the pack with a full line of desktop replacement systems suitable for high-end gaming and even workstation chores. One of those systems is the new Panther 4.0 with support for NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology. "The Panther 4.0 3D is here, a system that offers the power of 580M SLI with the enhanced viewing capability of NVIDIA 3D Vision, to give our customers exactly what they want," says Mark Bialic, Eurocom President. You'll be able to pounce... Read more...
On many levels, 3D Vision 2 is very similar to 3D Vision. The technology works in exactly the same way. It uses the same software, and the new glasses we’ll be showing you are backwards compatible with the original emitters. Conversely, the original 3D Vision glasses are forward compatible with newer 3D Vision 2 kits. But NVIDIA has made a number of physical and technical tweaks that enhance the technology in a few key ways. NVIDIA has redesigned its active-shutter glasses and incorporated 20% larger lenses and worked with ecosystem partners to bring new, larger, full-HD 3D Vision compatible monitors to market. They’ve also developed a new technology dubbed LightBoost that ultimately... Read more...
When we first took a look at NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology a couple of years ago, we came away impressed. We understand that gaming and watching video in 3D isn’t for everyone, but after using NVIDIA’s first 3D Vision kit with one of Samsung’s then-new 120Hz LCD displays, we truly enjoyed the experience. Not only was a new dimension (literally and figuratively) added to the games we played, but there were inherent advantages to using a 120Hz LCD, both when 2D gaming and just working on the desktop. There was no denying NVIDIA had an uphill battle convincing gamers to put on a pair of beefy, active-shutter glasses, and spring for a new monitor, but for those that took... Read more...
There's no question about it: 3D technology is HOT right now. Whether you're ready to hop on the bandwagon or just want to keep on top of what's out there, there are two new monitors that should be on your radar, the 27” Acer HN274H and 23.6” ViewSonic V3D245. Both of these 3D monitors feature embedded 3D emitters designed for NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology. They also share a number of similarities, but have some very obvious differences. Thanks to NVIDIA, Acer and ViewSonic, we were able to get our hands on both of these monitors so that we could give you a full hands-on look at what each one has to offer... 3D Monitor Shoot-Out: Acer HN274H and ViewSonic V3D245... Read more...
For the past few years, display manufacturers of every stripe have been singing the praises of 3-D displays and their various levels of support for the nascent standard. Consumers, unfortunately, haven't been playing along. Despite marketing initiatives, high-profile film releases, and prominent support for 3-D gaming from the likes of Sony and Nvidia, 3-D isn't catching very well. TV manufacturers are grappling with some of the same difficulties that've slowed down Blu-ray adoption. It took various manufacturers and the FCC decades to create an HDTV broadcast standard that satisfied the government's concerns while delivering superior image quality, but there was never any question as to whether... Read more...
"Hail to the 3D King, Baby!" We don't imagine that's how Duke Nukem's creators originally intended that phase to go, but it may end up going just like that. NVIDIA has announced that Duke Nukem Forever will provide full support their 3D Vision technology. Not terribly surprising that the newest Duke will support 3D, but then again, anything related to this title and "reality" is somewhat impressive. Duke Nukem Forever will add new graphics, new alien foes, new babes, and more debauchery. Gearbox is integrating full support for NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, giving gamers an up-close and personal look into Duke's world. And, with NVIDIA Surround technology, gamers can experience Duke's alien battles,... Read more...
NVIDIA has just announced that a new, more affordable, wired 3D Vision kit will soon hit the market. The NVIDIA 3D Vision wired glasses will arrive with an MSRP of only $99 and allow compatible GeForce owners to enjoy the benefits of NVIDIA’s 3D technologies with a pair of active shutter glasses connected to a single USB port. Full details and other information regarding the release are posted in the PR below... NVIDIA Introduces New 3D Vision Wired Glasses for Only $99 New Wired Model Delivers Same Award-Wining 3D Vision Quality and Features with Sleek New Design, Making Full HD (1080p) 3D PC Gaming More Affordable   TAIPEI—May 30, 2011— COMPUTEX 2011—NVIDIA today... Read more...
NVIDIA has just announced that YouTube is now hosting 3D Vision video, so users can access, view, and share stereoscopic 3D videos worldwide. To view the videos in proper 3D, you’ll obviously need an NVIDIA 3D Vision or compatible 3DTV Play setup as well as a new version of FireFox with the requisite plug-in. There are already a ton of videos available, with many of the better offerings cataloged on the NVIDIA 3D Vision Live website. If you’ve got a 3D Vision setup and are able to check out some of the vids, we’d love to hear some feedback. We’ve tried a handful of them and think it’s great that such a wealth of 3D content is now available so freely. For more info and details, we’ve got the full... Read more...
There may not be a ‘one size fits all’ HTPC, but there are some HTPC features that are universally (well, almost universally) desired. For one, it’s our opinion that an HTPC should be as quiet as possible. It should also be capable of any multimedia related task, it should be easy to install and use and it should look like it belongs in its environment. Even with those guidelines in mind, an HTPC can be many things. But we think one OEM, namely ASRock, has struck a great balance between performance, form factor, and features with one of their HTPC lines and have come up with a solution that will likely please a wide swathe of potential HTPC consumers. The ASRock Vision 3D HTPC,... Read more...
Although Home Theater PCs have been around for quite some time, they are still somewhat tough to define. For some, the term HTPC conjures up images of an ultra small form factor, low-power system that will be used for nothing more than accessing multimedia files. But for others an HTPC is more akin to a hardcore piece of A/V and entertainment equipment that can do it all—play back virtually any file type, browse the web, play games at 1080p resolutions—you name it. The muddled state of the HTPC market is compounded further by OEMs and DIYers as well. Pre-Built home theater PCs are as varied as can be; compare the diminutive and affordable Zotac ZBox AD03 to something like an extravagant... Read more...
Just in time for spring, HotHardware.com and our friends at MAINGEAR, NVIDIA, Asus, Intel, and Patriot teamed up to put together one heck of monster sweepstakes give-away! This time around we gave you a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom MAINGEAR-built gaming rig with 16GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, an Intel 510 Series SSD, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards, and an Asus VG236H 23” 3D Vision ready monitor with an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit included. This machine is by far the most powerful and feature laden we have given away to date! The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom MAINGEAR SHIFT gaming rig are listed below: Chassis: MAINGEAR SHIFT w/ Advanced Vertical... Read more...
Just in time for spring, HotHardware.com and our friends at MAINGEAR, NVIDIA, Asus, Intel, and Patriot have teamed up to put together one heck of monster sweepstakes give-away! This time around we're giving you a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom MAINGEAR-built gaming rig with 16GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, a, Intel 510 Series SSD, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards, and an Asus VG236H 23” 3D Vision ready monitor with an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit included. This machine is by far the most powerful and feature laden we have given away to date! The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom MAINGEAR SHIFT gaming rig are listed below: Chassis: MAINGEAR SHIFT w/... Read more...
Nvidia released its new 270 driver series today, with a full set of new tools and performance improvements. Users can now configure the Nvidia control panel to automatically check for and apply driver updates or can simply choose to be notified when new updates are available. Update frequency and beta update notification can also be set separately. There's the usual bevy of small improvements across various games, though some titles—Just Cause 2 and Civilization V--gain markedly more than others. There's also a tremendous performance gain for anyone playing Dragon Age 2; Nvidia claims that even the modest GeForce GTX 560 Ti is 3.6x faster with the 270 series than it was previously. If you... Read more...
Imagine that you're sitting there watching a 3D Blu-ray flick and you're in the middle of an intense scene. Bullets, shrapnel, and chickens are flying off the screen when the bad guy is finally about to get what he deserves, and then...blurriness. Say what? Sorry sport, your 3D glasses just lost their charge, time to plug them in and pick up where you left off later. Boo! Maybe that or something similar has happened to you or maybe not. Either way, Nvidia just announced an updated version of its 3D Vision wireless glasses kit that provide 50 percent longer battery life from a single charge. That translates into 60 hours of 3D mania, giving you 20 extra hours over your early adopting neighbor... Read more...
The 3D products just keep rolling in. One of the latest is the GN245HQ 3D monitor from Acer. Sporting a 23.6-inch LED backlit panel with Full HD (1920x1080) and a 120Hz refresh rate, Acer's marketing this one as the world's first 3D monitor to support the HDMI 3D solution from Nvidia. Don't worry if you're not equipped for HDMI connectivity, it also blasts three-dimensional images through a dual-link DVI connector. In addition, the GN245HQ boasts a built-in 3D Vision IR emitter so you don't have to use up a USB port, and Acer includes a pair of active shutter glasses to get you going. Other features include a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (dynamic, no doubt), a rated 2ms response time, and up to... Read more...
Need more proof that the 3D revolution has officially begun? You got it. Planar just announced a 23-inch 3D Vision Ready monitor for mass consumption, the SA2311W. Keep in mind that Planar doesn't often put a lot of focus on the general consumer side, though the company felt compelled enough by the current 3D landscape to try and cash in on the frenzy. "The Planar SA2311W is a sleek, attractive desktop LCD monitor designed for 3D viewing, but this affordable widescreen display is ideal for 2D use as well," Planar says. "Whether you’re playing the latest 3D game or modeling complex biomolecules, the blazing fast 120Hz frame rate and 2 ms response time deliver crisp, clear images and blur—free... Read more...
NVIDIA and 3D go together like...well, they just go together well. NVIDIA has been pushing 3D about as hard as any company out there (aside from Sony, that is), and particularly in the PC space, few companies have done more to push the technology into the mainstream. 3D Vision and 3D Vision Pro have been big aspects of the company's initiatives, and this is proof: 1,000 products now support 3D Vision. That's a big deal for a technology that many pundits have said won't stand the test of time. It has been less than two years since 3D Vision launched at CES 2009, and now there are over 1,000 products that support it in the ecosystem. That includes notebook and desktop PCs, displays, TVs, projectors,... Read more...
NVIDIA may have had to navigate a tumultuous path on their way to releasing the company’s first DirectX 11 desktop GPU, the GF100-based GeForce GTX 480, though they seem to be firing on all cylinders at this point. In the last 5 or so months since the GeForce GTX 480 arrived, NVIDIA has released—or will imminently release—a slew of other new DX11-class GPUs, targeted at markets ranging from low-power thin-and-light notebooks to mid-range desktop gaming systems. And the GTX 480 remains the company’s flagship desktop product. NVIDIA has also optimized their software and drivers to wring significantly more performance from their newest GPUs. Things seem to be looking up.... Read more...
NVIDIA has just taken the wraps off an entire line-up of Fermi-based GeForce GT and GTX 400M mobile GPUs—seven in total---and revealed a number of notebook design wins from major OEMs using the GPUs. Like their desktop-targeted counterparts, the mobile GeForce GT and GTX 400M series GPUs leverage technology from NVIDIA’s Fermi architecture, which debuted in the GF100 GPU at the heart of the company’s flagship GeForce GTX 480. GeForce GT and GTX 400M series GPUs are DirectX 11 compatible and support all of NVIDIA’s “Graphics Plus” features, including PhysX, 3D Vision, CUDA, Verde drivers, and 3DTV Play. All of the GeForce GT and GTX 400M GPUs support NVIDIA’s... Read more...
3D, like it or not, is big business. Not just big business, but huge business. The past 6 months have shown at the box office that people are willing to pay for 3D, particularly with blockbuster films that really take advantage of the effect. NVIDIA knows this quite well, and they have already seen that people are eager to bring 3D to their notebooks and desktops. The company's 3D Vision software/hardware has enabled 3D PC gaming to come to life, but stopping at the consumer realm wouldn't make too much business sense. So now, there's 3D Vision Pro. This is the next logical step in the evolution of the platform, and while it's catered to businesses, it's also going to be very useful for creative... Read more...
AVADirect Introduces Two New 3D Gaming Notebooks Twinsburg, OH – July 28, 2010 - AVADirect, a recognized leader in the computer industry, introduces two innovative 3D notebooks to its lineup of mobile platforms. Just like the latest movies and televisions, notebooks are evolving from 2D to 3D. Powered by revolutionary NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, hundreds of games, photos, movies, and websites can now be experienced in 3D today! Both the Clevo W860CU 3D and the ASUS G51JX-3D have all of the components necessary for 3D Vision integrated into a sleek, portable form factor. With the included pair of high-tech active shutter glasses, users can now experience crystal-clear 3D wherever and whenever... Read more...
There is a big push for various 3D technologies in the current market. Whether you're a fan or foe, the industry is pushing forward with 3D at a torrid pace. Recently, we had a chance to test 3D Vision Surround from NVIDIA and came away impressed by the experience. It was only a matter of time before we got our hands on more hardware featuring the technology though, and Asus stepped up to the plate without missing a beat. Today, we're checking out the latest 3D capable monitor to hit the market, the Asus VG236H. The VG236H display from Asus is a 23" widescreen panel that features a 120Hz refresh rate, 1920 x 1080 resolution, and an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit... Asus VG236H 120Hz 3D Vision LCD Monitor... Read more...
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