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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 09 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Gaming Kit
GeForce 3D Vision Features
942-10701-0003 Specifications
First Look: GeForce 3D Vision
3D Stereoscopic Gaming
3D Vision Performance Impact
Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Final Thoughts
GeForce 3D Vision Conclusion

NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision

It was exactly one year ago that I shared my first experiences with stereoscopic gaming in the 2008 CES Technology Highlights article. Although the wireless active-shutter glasses felt ready for prime-time back then, the full-retail product would have to wait for an official launch. Making a debut at the 2009 CES, the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision gaming kit offers a visual experience like no other 3D product before it. While only first-hand experience can best describe the product, Benchmark Reviews hints at how the out-of-screen effects generated by GeForce 3D Vision will change games forever.

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We've all played at least one video game in our lifetime. I know this to be a true statement, because even my 82-year old grandfather has devoted years of his long life to playing Pac Man and video poker. So it's safe to say that video games entertain us. Over the years I have seen games use more realistic shadows, and better use of lighting, but all of these effects are still a forgery of the real thing: true three-dimensional graphics.

Virtual-Reality head-mounted displays and stereo-vision goggles have been commercially available to cutting-edge early-adopters for over twelve years, but many of these products are sold with price tags starting around $600. NVIDIA has finally delivered the one thing their competition cannot: affordable true 3D graphics. I know it's easy for me to make these claims, but I assure you, no other stereo-vision product I have experienced has potential like NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision. After all, the industries biggest name in desktop graphics is backing it!

About the Company: NVIDIA Corporation

NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla products. These products are transforming visually-rich and computationally-intensive applications such as video games, film production, broadcasting, industrial design, financial modeling, space exploration, and medical imaging.NVIDIA_GeForce-CUDA_Logo_300px.jpg

NVIDIA Product Lines

GeForce - GPUs dedicated to graphics and video.
Desktop and notebook PCs equipped with GeForce GPUs deliver unparalleled performance, crisp photos, high-definition video playback, and ultra-realistic games. GeForce notebook GPUs also include advanced power management technology to deliver high performance without sacrificing battery life.

Quadro - A complete range of professional solutions engineered to deliver breakthrough performance and quality.
Certified for all leading professional graphics applications. #1in professional graphics segment share. NVIDIA Quadro Plex is the industry's first dedicated visual computing system (VCS).

Tesla - A massively-parallel multi-threaded architecture for high-performance computing problems.
A dedicated, high-performance GPU computing solution that brings supercomputing power to any workstation or server and to standard, CPU-based server clusters. Tesla delivers a 128-processor computing core per GPU, C-language development environment for the GPU, and a suite of developer tools - allowing users to develop applications faster and to deploy them across multiple generations of processors. It also can be used in tandem with multi-core CPU systems to create a scalable computing solution that fits seamlessly into existing workstation or IT infrastructures.



 

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# Professor of NeurobiologyGerald Westheimer 2011-05-09 16:27
Could you get back to me with suggestions for procedures to program this device (which I have and find great) in clinical application for testing and research in human stereoscopic vision. Thanks.
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# RE: Professor of NeurobiologyOlin Coles 2011-05-09 16:41
You should contact the manufacturer, NVIDIA Corporation, for that information.
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# RE: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Gaming KitDavid Ramsey 2011-05-09 16:43
We're a review site, not a programming site. Your best bet would be to contact NVIDIA directly; they have the developer's kits and programs you'd need (although I doubt they have anything specifically for the clinical applications you're looking for). You'll need some expertise in the C and C++ programming languages to use NVIDIA's development tools, though.

Start here: #developer.nvidia.com/
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# Nvidia 3D ripoffpaul 2013-02-05 10:37
First off i have to admit i send this having only read your first page, i was googlein the old Nvidia 3D test logo, AS IT NO LONGER IS IN WITH THE NEW DRIVER PACKS, I also was sold having seen the test demo, thought the logo was unreal the way it came out the screen and then i think turned and went back in, I'm working to low class(but happy) and i spent good money on a new screen the 3d software and 2 pairs of glasses,(and a 3d ready GFX card) and in 2 years never got anything i thought that was 20% as good as the OLD test logo, Int it funny how they dropped the test on the following driver pack update!!!!!!!!, Yes i feel i was ripped off by Nvidia, The test shows the software works but no games come close and most hurt your eyes, due to the fact NO games are fully made for this software and are just adapted to suit and released well before there tested for comfortable viewing, the test also show that Nvidia 3D even with such depth viewing can be kept at a comfortable level for viewing if made properly, I never use the 3d anymore (never really used it) as having spent a s Nvidia need to invest in new software that is MADE for this gear, and stop ripping us of with hand picked adapted games which don't fully work, Thx Paul Sorry for the moan.
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