NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 featuring ASUS VG278 3D Screen
For some time now in tech circles there has been a heated debate about Stereoscopic 3D. Some feel it is the next big thing, guaranteed to succeed and become common in home use. For others it is a gimmick, something which at best ruins movies on a regular basis as 2D shots are post processed to create less than perfect 3D effects. One thing is clear though; a number of the biggest players in the technology industry are very much behind 3D, whether it is YouTube with their 3D streaming, Nintendo with the 3DS, HTC with their 3D phone
, Fuji with 3D point and shoot cameras or Sony with the latest TV's.
NVIDIA are another of those major companies who believe in the potential of 3D and that is demonstrated by their commitment to 3D Vision. Over the last few years we have seen the technology evolve from some average 3D screens, to second generation models such as the VG236H
which we use on a regular basis and then more recently into gaming laptops such as the ASUS G74Sx 3D
, each time bringing improvements to the software and hardware used.
Recently NVIDIA made the biggest change to their 3D Vision ecosystem, probably since launch, with the release of 3D Vision 2. A combination of the latest range of 3D displays with updated hardware and advances made in the driver enhance the experience and today we take a look at the gaming potential when compared to AMD's HD3D in the latest games, including Battlefield 3, Skyrim and Star Wars: The Old Republic.