Display maker ViewSonic today announced its new V3D245 model display, a 24-inch 3D LED backlit monitor with Full HD (1080p) support. The new monitor includes a built-in Nvidia 3D Vision wireless emitter and 3D Vision glasses, and comes with an HDMI 1.4 input to connect directly to Blu-ray 3D players or PlayStation 3 consoles. It also boasts integrated 2W SRS Premium Sound audio speakers.
Duke Nukem's been out of bubble gum for over 13 years and it's safe to say he's long overdue to kick some ass. He'll get his chance to do that starting tomorrow, June 14th, when Duke Nukem Forever finally launches, and for those with the requisite hardware, you'll get to see him stomp on alien scum in 3D. That's because Nvidia today announced DNF will provide full support for its 3D Vision platform.
Wearing a pair of 3D glasses is one thing, but would you be willing to keep yourself tethered to your PC? Nvidia is gambling that at least some of you will be fine with a wired set of specs, and so the graphics chip maker on Sunday announced a new addition to its 3D Vision product family, Nvidia 3D Vision wired glasses. Nvidia realizes that adding another wire to your desktop might be asking a lot, so these new glasses are priced at a buck shy of a C-note (MSRP).
YouTube, the video sharing site that turned six years old this week, is for the first time giving users the ability to view thousands of 3D videos in stereoscopic 3D on their Nvidia 3D Vision PCs and notebooks, Nvidia announced today. Not everyone gets to participate in the fun, at least not right off the bat. Thanks in part to the ongoing web standards war, the ability to view streaming stereoscopic 3D visions with Nvidia 3D Vision-enabled PCs is exclusively available to Mozilla's Firefox 4 (and above) browser.
Acer today announced its newest all-in-one 3D entertainment center built around Intel's Sandy Bridge platform, the Aspire Z5763. This latest AIO PC sports an integrated IR emitter and Nvidia 3D Vision technology to serve up 3D visuals on its 23-inch, Full HD 1080p 16:9 display. Audio duties are handled by an integrated 5W stereo speaker system and Dolby support. More specs after the break.
Acer this week started shipping a pair of new 3D monitors for customers in North America. These include the 23.6-inch HS244HQ and 27-inch HN274H, the larger of the two Acer claims is the first to feature both Nvidia 3D Vision and HDMI 3D for connecting to PCs and CE devices. And for what it's worth, Acer says both displays offer 50 percent more power savings than competing 3D solutions.
When we think of 3D technology, we typically envision 3D gaming, movies, and videos/photos, all of which fall under the home entertainment umbrella. But what about the working professional? Nvidia has them covered with its 3D Vision Pro, a "new 3D stereoscopic solution that enables engineers, designers, architects, and computational chemists who work with complex 3D designs to see their work in greater detail."
Running 3D Vision Pro requires a compatible Quadro graphics card, a 3D Vision-ready display, and a 3D Vision Pro RF hub. It's a costly combination that runs $350 for each pair of stereoscopic 3D shutter glasses, and $400 for the RF hub. Toss in a graphics card and, well, things quickly start to add up.
Cost aside, some key features of 3D Vision Pro's RF-based communication include extended range up to 100 feet, no line of sight requirement between the glasses and emitter, bi-directional communication, and an explicit connection between the glasses and the hub without any annoying crosstalk.
Priced $1,899, the all-in-one is stuffed with some powerful organs, including an Intel Core i7-740QM (1.73Ghz) processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, and NVidia NV GTX 460M 3D graphics card with 1.5GB VRAM. It features a 23.6" multi-touch 3D display with full HD (1920x1080) resolution.
Other specs include a 1TB 7200RPM spinning drive, a Blu-ray optical drive, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, three USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and Windows 7 Home Premium.
CyberPower rarely wastes any time in adopting new technologies for its gaming rigs, and now is no exception. Coming hot off the assembly lines are several gaming systems now equipped with Nvidia's 3D Vision platform.
"We are excited about incorporating the new 3D PC category into our mix of gaming desktops," said Eric Cheung, CEO of CyberPower. "As 3D gaming technology continues to evolve, integrating 3D PCs into our product lineup is essential to provide consumers the perfect solution for 3D gaming and entertainment."
Playing both sides of the fence, customers can customize 3D-ready PCs built around both AMD (Gamer Ultra series) and Intel (Gamer Extreme series) platforms. Pricing starts out at a little under $1,300 for the Gamer Ultra 3D 1000, which includes an AMD Phenom II X6 1055T processor, 4GB of DDR3-1600 memory, Nvidia GTS 250 graphics card, Gigabyte MA770T-USB3 AM3 motherboard, 1TB SATA hard drive, DVD burner, CoolerMaster Elite 310 case, and a Samsung 2233RZ 22-inch 3D LCD monitor with Nvidia's 3D Vision stereoscopic glasses bundle.
The cost of entry for an Intel system checks in at $1,389 (Gamer Xtreme 3D 2000) and includes the same monitor/3D glasses combo, plus an Intel Core i5 750 processor, EVGA P55 TR P55V motherboard, and 4X Blu-ray drive. Like the Ultra, the baseline Extreme setup includes the same RAM, hard drive, and DVD burner.
Nvidia today announced its latest Verde notebook driver release, version 197.16 (WHQL). Verde, for those unfamiliar with the term, is a Nvidia's notebook driver program in which reference drivers can be installed on supported Nvidia notebook GPUs rather than waiting for your laptop manufacturer to port a custom version (in most cases).
The latest driver adds support for connecting 3D Vision-Ready displays to your notebook, while also boosting performance in a number of titles. Nvidia claims you'll see a performance boost up to 30 percent in Crysis: Warhead with SLI technology, or 13 percent with a single GPU. Left 4 Dead also receives a sizable performance boost, up to 28 percent with SLI and 30 percent with a single GPU.
Other changes include bumping up the PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0129 and the HD Audio driver to version 18.104.22.168 (for supported GPUs).