brought a 3D program and glasses on the market so you can create a 3D
game and movie experience yourself! Computer manufacturer Maingear now
equips his new prelude-2-systems with this hardware! With a
120Hz-monitor and an Nvidea graphics card, you are able to see depth
in your games and movies.
Manufacturer Maingear says their game systems are 'ready to go' for a
good price. The Prelude 2 I7 system can be bought for 'only' $1999,00
and has a Quad Core I7 920-processor, 3 GB DDR3 1066Mhz-memory, a 250
GB-HDD and a 9800GT. For the non-technical people who are reading this
article, these are all really high-end components that can pull of
about anything! Nvidias 3D Vision works only on monitors with a
refresh rate of 120Hz and that's why the Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ
comes with the system. Of course you also get the 3D Vision hardware,
like the glasses and the special receiver.
In the beginning of the month February, The Tech Report reviewed the
Nvidia 3D Technology. It looks really promising, but The Tech Report
found many downsides. In many games the technique doesn't really work
100% and in those games the graphics settings need to be lowered or
even set back to the minimum settings. Only in the game Left 4 Dead is
seemed to work completely. It might look really cool, and promising
now, but the problems and flaws it still has outweigh that.
The biggest problem of most people will be the price. It's not really
something you see and immediately buy, because before it really works
you need to spend a lot of money. The 3D technology only works on
120Hz-monitors and they are very expensive if you compare them with
the normal monitors. The 3D hardware that Nvidea offers isn't really
cheap yet either. Another problem is that when you have 3D images,
then you need about twice as much graphics processing power because
every image has to be rendered twice, once for the left eye and once
for the right eye. To get this kind of power you need to buy a really
good graphics card and everyone who knows a little about computers,
knows they are really expensive.
My conclusion is that it is a great step into a bright 3D future, but
this hardware isn't really for the basic consumer. You need a really
deep pocket and you need to be willing to let some of your image
quality go, for a 3D vision. If they keep improving this technology
then I'm sure that one day, we will all have 3D Image at home!