NVIDIA unveils 3D Vision 2 Glasses a second generation version of its 3D glasses, and a Brighter 3D LightBoost Monitor Technology Immerse Gamers Into Vivid 3D Worlds. NVIDIA has been the leader in 3D PC gaming with its 3D Vision technology. For the past few years, NVIDIA's 3D Vision glasses, matched with compatible monitors and PC laptops, have allowed gamers to see and play hundreds of PC games in 3D.
In addition to the new glasses, NVIDIA has also announced 3D Lightboost, a new technology that's designed for monitors to generate up to two times the brightness for 3D games and images compared to older monitors. It also allows for better color shading and increases environmental lighting.
The first PC monitor that will have the 3D Lightboost technology is the 27 inch ASUS VG278H.
Nvidia has designed the lenses to be 20 percent larger, and they have ridges along the sides that block light from getting into your eyes from the sides or bottoms. I never realized how distracting that light could be until I tried out the new glasses. The glasses are backward compatible with older monitors and 3D emitters. And they are more comfortable.
The new generation of technology incorporates improvements such as having the emitter, which helps produce the 3D effect, directly in the 3D monitor itself so as to lower costs and the hassle of having a separate device attached to your TV, Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision at Nvidia.
NVIDIA will sell the 3D Vision 2 glasses kit, which contain one pair of the glasses along with the required wireless USB IR emitter, for $149. The glasses will cost $99.
Asus will have the first one, dubbed the Asus VG278H, a 27-inch screen bundled with 3D Vision 2 glasses and 3D LightBoost. Other 3DLightBoost monitors will come from Acer and BenQ. Toshiba, meanwhile, will have 3D LightBoost on a 17.3-inch Toshiba Qosmio laptop and a Toshiba Satellite laptop.
The monitors operate at 120 hertz, which means they flash images on the screen at 120 hertz per second. The 3D effect reduces that to 60 times per second, which is fast enough to keep up with the fastest first-person shooter games. The screens are also designed to reduce ghosting, or secondary images that ruin the 3D experience.
The monitor will be sold with a pair of 3D Vision 2 glasses for $699 later this month. source nvidia Photo by nvidia