Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 01:30:37 Thu, December 10, 2009 - 3 Comments
Overclockers Club has a nice article detailing the future of 3D Vision that I found pretty interesting. Since I already have a 120Hz PC monitor and the 3D Vision glasses kit, I am in a pretty good position when it comes to watching 3D Blu-rays next year. I think I might get rid of my elderly DVD drive for a drive that can play 3D Blu-ray discs. I have also been thinking about getting a newer 120Hz HDTV that will allow me to use 3D Vision on a larger scale. If this 3D Blu-ray technology becomes a reality for me, you will be able to read all about my impressions right here.
When I went looking for a 3D Vision graphic to post here, I noticed that there are a lot more 3D Vision Test Drive Centers than there used to be. You can now try 3D Vision for yourself at 38 locations in 20 different states, so give it a go and tell us what you think.
UPDATE: Apparently "40 million homes" will have 3D TVs by 2014.
Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 03:26:30 Thu, January 07, 2010 - 4 Comments
This is going to be a very short post due to the fact that I lost the original post that I worked on for about an hour because Nvidia's website crashed my browser. They are having problems with their News page due to CES I guess...
The only thing mentioned in the press conference that you folks would be interested in is that GF100 (Fermi) is "in volume production, ramping very hard and you can get a sneak peak of it here at CES." They also introduced 3D Vision Surround which is three 120Hz monitors arranged in a horizontal fashion. It is obvious that 3D Vision Surround is meant to combat ATI's Eyefinity technology.
I am hoping that some more GPU related stories will come out of this year's CES, and if they do you can be sure that I will post them here for your reading pleasure.
Tweak News photographed a functioning Fermi engineering sample at Nvidia's booth.
Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 11:05:16 Thu, January 14, 2010 - 17 Comments
There is now a sub $100 5,000 series video card available from ATI. According to the press release, a single HD 5670 has enough power to allow gaming on three displays using Eyefinity. If true, that is amazing. I will need to find a review that tests that assertion before I accept it as fact.
This release has occured at a very inconvenient time for me so I will not have enough time to get the necessary work done until Saturday. Perhaps by then there will be more than one HD 5670 model for sale on Newegg.
Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 11:01:37 Tue, January 19, 2010 - 8 Comments
According to the information Nvidia released, Fermi is going to be a geometry powerhouse and it will also do much better than the HD 5870 at tessellation. I think those of you are that are smarter than me will really be impressed by the fundamental design, so give this stuff a read.
For those of you who likes them newfangled video thingys, check these legit Fermi videos out. On that page Kyle does not say they are authentic, but he does say that on the bottom of this page.