Nvidia enhances 3D range

New gaming glasses and display technology designed to deliver greater realism

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Nvidia enhances 3D range Nvidia has unveiled its second generation gaming glasses, the Nvidia 3D Vision 2, which are 20% larger than its first-generation glasses.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  October 18, 2011

Nvidia has introduced a range of new 3D Vision products, designed to deliver greater realism and immersion for 3D games, movies and photos.

The Nvidia 3D Vision 2, the next generation of Nvidia's 3D technology, features newly-redesigned, gamer-inspired glasses and Nvidia 3D LightBoost technology, a new display technology that is designed to improve the 3D experience by delivering images that are up to twice as bright and colours that are richer than those provided by other 3D display technologies. 

Nvidia 3D Vision 2 glasses feature lenses that are 20% larger than those in first-generation glasses, resulting in a wider viewing area and increased external light blocking. In addition, Nvidia 3D Vision 2 glasses are made of soft composite materials for a more comfortable fit with gaming headphones.

The glasses also feature Nvidia's advanced active-shutter and IR wireless technologies, designed to allow gamers and 3D enthusiasts to access a broad range of high-quality 3D content, including more than 550 full-HD 1080p 3D games, more than 100 Blu-ray 3D movies and thousands of 3D videos and photos from YouTube and 3DVisionLive.com.  

Nvidia 3D Vision 2 glasses are also fully backwards-compatible with all existing Nvidia 3D Vision Ready content and supporting products, including more than 70 different 3D Vision monitors, notebooks and projectors, video applications, and cameras.

These new features are designed to give gamers a better 3D platform for the new 3D gaming titles that are soon to hit the market, such as Batman: Arkham City, LA Noire and more. 

"Gorgeous, bright, crystal-clear 3D worlds are created by Nvidia's 3D Vision 2 glasses with 3D LightBoost monitors and notebooks," said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision at Nvidia.  "Nvidia's engineering team has made incredible enhancements in 3D on PCs, creating a breathtaking gaming experience that's better than the best Hollywood 3D movie."

Nvidia will also be delivering a broad selection of high-quality 3D content and supported displays, including the first Nvidia 3D LightBoost-certified desktop display,  the ASUS VG278H. The display is a 27-inch LED full HD (1920x1080) monitor, featuring a 3D HDMI 1.4 input, as well as a Dual-link DVI input for full HD 1080p 3D gaming.  ASUS' Trace-Free II Technology features 120Hz refresh rates and 2ms response times, resulting in vivid, ultra-smooth visuals.  Expected to be available by the end of October 2011, the ASUS VG278H includes Nvidia 3D Vision 2 glasses and is priced at $699.

Additional NVIDIA 3D LightBoost-compatible displays from Acer and BenQ are expected to ship soon. Nvidia 3D LightBoost compatible notebooks include several Toshiba models - Satellite P770/P775, Dynabook Satellite T572, Dynabook T572, and the Qosmio X770/X775 - with others expected in the coming months.         

"NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology makes 3D games, movies and photos more stunning and life-like than ever before," said David Wung, senior director of product management of Open Platform Business Group (OPBG) for ASUS Computer International.  "With 3D LightBoost and our new full-HD monitors, colours are richer, textures and subtle image details virtually jump off the screen, and the overall quality of the experience is something to behold. We are thrilled to be the first desktop display manufacturer to bring this new level of 3D visual quality to our customers with the ASUS VG278H."

The 3D Vision 2 glasses kit, which includes one pair of NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 glasses and a wireless USB IR emitter, is available from leading retailers for $149.


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