A San Diego, Calif.-based company has released a new monitor for gamers that would allow them to play games in three dimensions.
Built by iZ3D, the 22-inch widescreen monitors would require a special set of polarized glasses to make the effect work. The display is compatible with Windows XP and Vista, and works on the newest graphics accelerators and processors.
"More content is being produced in 3D. All popular games and many new movies are now created in 3D -- most viewers are unable to see the game or movie as it is meant to be seen in 3D," Thomas Striegler said. CEO of parent company Neurok Optics.
Current PCs should be able to power the monitor without a problem, according to the company. The display supports a resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels in up to 16.7 million colors, and has a 170-degree viewing angle.
iZ3D said that it had developed the system to create the 3D effect without the typical side effects that 3D can create, including eyestrain, spatial disorientation and headaches.
According to an online FAQ about the technology, most modern games should run in 3D. However, its list was not available online as of press time.
Not all games would work, however. "Some older games, or even newer ones, either do not have 3D information built in, or have been designed using shaders and vertex algorithms that cannot be easily converted to 3D by our drivers," the company said.
The iZ3D screen is now available for purchase via the company's Website at a price of $999 USD.iZ3D, Monitors, Displays, Desktop Monitors, PC Monitors, 3D