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GTX 690 3D - NVIDIA Control Panel does not show Stereoscopic 3D options.

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November 16, 2013 10:32:18 AM

I'm having trouble configuring my new NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 kit.

I have 3 monitors configured in surround. All are at 120hz. Documentation & advice on other forums state I have to go into Stereoscopic 3D options in NVIDIA control panel and run the setup wizard. This option does not show up in my control panel. I only have 3 headings where Stereoscopic 3D should show up; they are 3D settings / Display / Video. Screenshots from other people show Stereoscopic 3D as an additional tab.

Downloaded latest drivers & GeForce Experience.

Relevant Hardware:

2 - GTX 690's in Quad SLI

3 - BenQ XL2720T monitors

All cables are Dual-Link DVI

No help coming from the GeForce forum. Anyone here have a clue?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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a c 468 Î Nvidia
November 16, 2013 11:51:36 AM

Did you install the 3D Vision software with the latest Nvidia drivers? I would start with a fresh install of the drivers and be sure to either do the automatic install, or do the custom install and be sure that the 3D Vision drivers are checked on the install list.

It's also possible, I'm not sure, but your monitors may not be Nvidia 3D Vision certified.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-system-requireme...


This is from the Geforce.com configuration listing for your setup:
GeForce GTX 690 Quad SLI With 3D Surround (Landscape)

> Orientation: Landscape
> Accessory Display: Yes, no additional GPU
> Maximum Resolution: 5760x1080
> Maximum Resolution (Bezel Correction): 7680x1080
> Maximum number of displays: 3 in Surround
1 Accessory Display

Special Instructions:
> 3D Surround requires using 2 DL DVI connectors and
1 DisplayPort connector.
> All monitors must be the same make and model for
3D Vision Surround.
> The monitor connected to a DisplayPort will require
a DisplayPort to Dual-link DVI adapter to work in
3D mode. Future drivers will allow users with three
BenQ X2420T or X2420TX monitors to work without
the DisplayPort to Dual-link DVI adpater.
> Once Surround is enabled, users can use the extra
connector for the Accessory Display.
> See Optional dedicated PhysX mode.
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/3dvision-sur...
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November 16, 2013 4:18:57 PM

17seconds: Yes on the drivers. Ran the NVIDIA compatibility app and it said I should get great performance across the board.

Special instructions were a little confusing and I was holding off buying a DisplayPort connector & converter. All 3 monitors are working flawlessly in Surround with DL DVI connectors.

Thanks for taking the time to respond.
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a b Î Nvidia
November 16, 2013 4:27:29 PM

Can you get it to work with one card and/or one monitor? 3D support with more than 2 GPU's is inconsistent.
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a c 85 Î Nvidia
November 16, 2013 4:41:53 PM

That model does not include the 3D Vision emitter and glasses. You have to buy a 3D Vision 2 kit for that monitor to work in 3D.

Do you have a 3D Vision 2 kit setup?

What are you attempting to use for 3D?
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November 16, 2013 7:22:08 PM

bystander: Thanks for the reply. I purchased the NVIDIA Vision 2 kit.

The emitter only shows a dim green light. It shows a brighter light on other setups where I've seen it work. (single monitor)

I'm trying to use the setup with Guild Wars 2 which is compliant and I've seen it work on other rigs.

Everyone tells me I have to go to the Stereoscopic 3D tab in NVIDIA control panel. This tab isn't showing up.

Next step is to de-configure 3-monitor surround, disconnect 2 displays, and see if the Stereoscopic 3D tab appears in NVIDIA control panel.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions.
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a c 85 Î Nvidia
November 16, 2013 7:54:40 PM

They are correct about the tab, and it should show up. I'd recommend reinstalling your drivers.

Everything I've read about it says cookybiscuit is correct, 3D Vision does not support more than 2-way SLI. You may want to disable one 690 and see how it goes.
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November 19, 2013 10:12:32 AM

First, thanks to everyone for their suggestions.

NVIDIA released a new driver today. I did a clean install. Stereoscopic 3D showed up immediately in NVIDIA Control Panel. I ran the wizard. I now have awesome 3D using Quad SLI across 3 120hz monitors. The demos were awesome. Works great with Guild Wars 2. (Although I still get creamed in WvW . . . why is that???)
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a c 85 Î Nvidia
November 19, 2013 10:21:21 AM

Bentgen said:
First, thanks to everyone for their suggestions.

NVIDIA released a new driver today. I did a clean install. Stereoscopic 3D showed up immediately in NVIDIA Control Panel. I ran the wizard. I now have awesome 3D using Quad SLI across 3 120hz monitors. The demos were awesome. Works great with Guild Wars 2. (Although I still get creamed in WvW . . . why is that???)


Have you watched the cores of your 4 GPU's in 3D Vision? Are they all getting used?

Every report has claimed 3-way does not work in 3D Vision, which makes sense, as they'd likely have a GPU on each eyes image, but 4-way SLI could work with 2 GPU's working on each eyes image.

I have never heard reports about 4-way SLI with 3D Vision. Hopefully you can test this for us.
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November 19, 2013 1:12:11 PM

bystander,

I'm fumbling around using EVGA Precision X to see if all 4 GPU's are working in 3D mode. I'm running Guild Wars 2 in full screen mode across all 3 displays. I'll get back to you when I figure it out.
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a c 85 Î Nvidia
November 19, 2013 1:25:54 PM

Bentgen said:
bystander,

I'm fumbling around using EVGA Precision X to see if all 4 GPU's are working in 3D mode. I'm running Guild Wars 2 in full screen mode across all 3 displays. I'll get back to you when I figure it out.


Thanks, that would be useful information.
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