|NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Gaming Kit|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 09 January 2009|
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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.
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 Product Lines
GeForce - GPUs dedicated to graphics and video.
Quadro - A complete range of professional solutions engineered to deliver breakthrough performance and quality.
Tesla - A massively-parallel multi-threaded architecture for high-performance computing problems.