3D Vision Technology
Experiencing 3D on your PC starts with a processor inside your PC called the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). NVIDIA® offers a wide range of GeForce graphics cards
to fit your lifestyle.
The primary function of the GPU is to render and display images on your PC monitor. In the case of 3D PCs
, a GeForce GPU is specially programmed to render and displays two images,
one for your left eye and one for your right eye. The 3D monitor
and 3D glasses
work with the GeForce GPU so each eye receives its own image. Because each of your eyes receives a separate image, your brain perceives 3D.
ACTIVE SHUTTER GLASSES TECHNOLOGY
NVIDIA 3D Vision PCs work with cutting edge LCDs that feature true 120Hz LCD technology to deliver a full-resolution 3D experience with
active shutter glasses
technology. With this method, the left and right eye images are presented on alternating frames,
but since these monitors are capable of 120Hz, each eye still sees a full 60Hz signal that is equivalent to the refresh rate on LCD monitors today. 3D Vision PCs
support desktop LCD monitors with resolutions of 1680x1050 and 1920x1080.This offers a number of advantages including:
- Full resolution per eye: In 3D mode, each eye receives the full resolution of the display for the highest possible image quality for text and objects.
- Wide Viewing angle for 3D: Because full images are presented on alternating frames, there are no restrictions on the viewing angle in 3D mode.
Users are free to move their heads vertically or horizontally within the full viewing angle of the display without losing the 3D effect or suffering increased ghosting which allowing for comfortable
viewing for continuous gaming or movie watching.
- Great 2D Operation: If you decide to switch back to 2D at any time, the performance of 3D Vision PCs support a 120 Hz higher refresh rate that reduces
ghosting and blur typically found during motion on existing PCs that have 60 Hz displays.
- Personalized fit: Designed and built by NVIDIA, our high tech active shutter glasses
have top-of-the-line optics, include adjustable nose pieces, and are modeled
after modern sunglasses.
AUTOMATIC DETECTION AND DYNAMIC 3D ADJUSTMENT
Once you get a 3D Vision PC
, experiencing 3D is quick and easy. When you launch a certified game, it will automatically run in 3D.
Since the 3D effect is driven by the GeForce GPU
, you can increase/decrease the 3D depth or toggle it on/off in real time.
A COMPLETE ECOSYSTEM OF CERTIFIED 3D HARDWARE AND CONTENT
There is a huge ecosystem of products that directly supports NVIDIA 3D Vision. To help simplify this for consumers, NVIDIA developed the 3D Vision-Ready program that identifies
components and content as being ready or purposely built for the 3D Vision PC. Only certified products carry the NVIDIA 3D Vision-Ready badge.
- 3D Vision-Ready Components: 3D monitors, 3D graphics Cards,
3D cameras, and other hardware is certified to work seamlessly with 3D Vision to establish the highest quality and most
diverse collection of 3D PCs available
- 3D Vision-Ready Content: built specifically using guidance from NVIDIA's The-Way-It's-Meant-To-Be-Played program.
For instance, games that carry the badge ensure menus, heads-up-displays, scenery, and cut scenes are rendered in flawless 3D.
3D Vision Features and Benefits
Convert standard games into 3D
Advanced NVIDIA® software automatically converts over 400 games to stereoscopic 3D
without the need for special game patches.
Highest quality 3D solution
High tech active shutter glasses
, designed with top-of-the-line optics deliver 2X the resolution per eye and ultra-wide viewing angles versus passive glasses.
The only full 1080p HD 3D gaming solution
Supports new full HD LCDs to unlock 1920 x 1080 resolution, flicker-free stereoscopic 3D gaming with 3D Vision-Ready LCDs from Acer, Alienware ASUS and LG.
Maximum 3D Ready display flexibility
Designed for DLP HDTVs, pure 120 Hz LCD monitors
, and 3D projectors
, unlocking crystal-clear, flicker-free 3D gaming and multiple viewing solutions.
Designed for comfort and style
Comfortable to wear and modeled after modern sunglasses, offering a stylish and lightweight alternative to traditional 3D glasses.
Wear over your prescription glasses
Ensures that users with corrective eyewear can view fully immersive 3D. In addition, adjustable nose pieces ensure a custom fit for each user.
High power wireless infrared communication
Fully untethered solution, offering free range of motion and up to 15 feet of wireless 3D viewing
via infrared communication. And multiple users can use the same IR receiver for a multi-user experience.
Game for more than forty hours on a single charge
Easily recharge your 3D glasses over a standard USB cable without frequently replacing batteries, and game for an entire week without needing to recharge your glasses.
Intelligent circuit design automatically shuts off after 10 minutes when not in use to preserve battery life.
Adjust 3D depth adjustment from the IR emitter
Allows you to quickly and easily control common 3D functions without searching for hotkeys.
Complete Blu-ray 3D support with the most popular Blu-ray playback applications
NVIDIA has worked with Cyberlink, ArcSoft, Sonic, and Corel to ensure their latest players offer exceptional Blu-ray 3D
playback when paired with GeForce GPUs and 3D Vision technology.
Watch movies in 3D
Fully supports 3D video file playback from your PC using the NVIDIA 3D Vision Video player.
Get into the action in minutes with automated set-up, finger controlled 3D depth adjustment, and instant display detection.
3D picture support
Easily take in-game screenshots and view them in 3D with NVIDIA's free 3D photo viewer
. In addition, import and view stereoscopic pictures from a variety of different captures sources, including the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera
Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs
The #1 choice of PC gamers worldwide, enabling rich, immersive games with stunningly accurate realism thanks to support for the latest graphics technologies including NVIDIA SLI®
technology, NVIDIA PhysX™
, and DirectX® 11