GeForce 3D vision - 3-D system developed by Nvidia to work with existing PC titles

The first practical 3-D gaming system “Nvidia’s GeForce 3D vision” has recently gone on sale in the UK. It’s 3D Vision kit comprises a pair of glasses, an infrared transmitter and a software CD. You’ll also need a compatible graphics card in your computer, but the new system works with many of Nvidia’s existing cards. The only […]

The first practical 3-D gaming system “Nvidia’s GeForce 3D vision” has recently gone on sale in the UK. It’s 3D Vision kit comprises a pair of glasses, an infrared transmitter and a software CD. You’ll also need a compatible graphics card in your computer, but the new system works with many of Nvidia’s existing cards. The only other requirement is a 120Hz monitor to simulate stereoscopic 3-D. Currently, there are two up to the task, and doubtless more to follow. You can buy one of them, a 22in Samsung model, with the 3D Vision kit for £399 all in.

This gets you some very impressive 3D capability as it takes the 2D image being delivered by the game you’re playing (any game that is) and turns it in to 3D dimensions via two images – one for the left and one for the right eye. Both images are shown on a single screen alternately 120 times per second (hence the 120Hz requirement) and the glasses handle the delivery of the correct image to the correct eye. The result blew me away and though I’m not a gamer, if I was I’d have this kit as it works with many games already out there – NVidia lists over 200.

Source:→ Sunday Times | Steve Clayton