nVidia’s stereoscopic Glasses has provided us the clue about the future gaming as it seems the gaming future will be in 3-D world.These Glasses take gamers to the world of realism,that one can only imagine. Stereoscopic glasses are not new for the PC platform as old pair of Elsa 3D Revelator glasses that originally shipped with select Nvidia TNT2 card bundles almost a decade ago.
Nvidia gave it another try and they got success to a large extent and is providing these Glasses at a price of $199. The updates and the drivers for playing games are free and can be found on the nvidia site. Nvidia is doing so because of the high features requirement of these glasses for Monitor, LCD and GPU.
Anyhow these wireless Glasses look good then the previous Shutter Glasses. The 3D vision system comes in the traditional lime green and black themed packaging. The front panel gives a glimpse of the goggles and features a flip panel that looks much like the 3D images you can get in a Cracker Jacks box, turn the image slightly and it changes.
The rear panel gives more information on the system. The contents of the package includes both the software and hardware needed to get the 3D Vision installed and operating on your choice of display panels. The hardware includes the goggles, IR emitter, 6 and 10 ft USB cables, a DVI to HDMI cable, VESA 3 pin stereo cable, cleaning cloth and pouch as well as interchangeable nose pieces.
In order to make this technology work you will need to use one of the just released 120Hz refresh rate monitors such as the Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ or Viewsonic FuHzion VX2265wm.
These monitors allow a full 60Hz per eye when used with the 3D Vision system to reduce flickering and flashing and provide the best possible experience. Additional support is available for large 120Hz LCD displays and 3D projection systems .
In addition to the special display requirements, you’ll also need Windows Vista; an Intel Core 2, AMD Athlon X2, or more powerful CPU; and a fairly recent GeForce GPU to get your system to work with GeForce 3D Vision. Supported GPUs include:
The GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, GeForce 9800 GTX, GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 8800 Ultra, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS, and the GeForce 8800 GT.