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June 30, 2010 1:00:20 AM

I have some questions about my new build:
Do i need a GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) or a GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) to run 3d surround?
Do i need more than one GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) to run nvidia 3d surround?
Then how do i tell if the new monitor im buying has a refresh rate of 120hz?

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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2010 7:56:31 PM

Not sure on the 3d surround stuff, but regarding the monitors:

Go to the manufacturer's web site and look under technical specifications, it should be listed there if it's capable of supporting the 120 hz refresh rate necessary for Nvidia's 3d technology.

Newegg usually does a good job of listing it too under the product's specs.
June 30, 2010 8:26:38 PM

WC Aftermath said:
I have some questions about my new build:
Do i need a GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) or a GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) to run 3d surround?
Do i need more than one GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) to run nvidia 3d surround?
Then how do i tell if the new monitor im buying has a refresh rate of 120hz?

Most of the monitors I've seen advertise "3d ready" if they are capable of 120hz. While shopping, just look into the item's spec sheet and look at the refresh rate tab. If you look on nVidia's site, they actually have a long list of graphics cards that are compatible with their 3d kit.

Beware though, if you are buying a new rig, you can only run at 1650 res while using the stereoscopic 3d kit, and (coming from a software developer) the drivers are rediculously full of tangles and are not at all user friendly. In my opinion, dropping the res and dealing with awful drivers makes the kit not worth the price that they are asking.
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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2010 9:25:34 PM

you'll need sli to run 3d surround, even 2d surround required sli, as the 4xx series can only display on two monitors, even if you could do 3d surround on one card you most likely would have pretty terrible performance, as you cut the fps in half, and of course stretching across 3 monitors isn't easy either
June 30, 2010 10:27:02 PM

You can actually do 3D Vision in 1920x1080 now with the Alienware or Acer monitors so it's less of a "downgrade" as it used to be at 1680x1050.
a b U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 2:46:17 AM

as for the monitor quesiton on most etailer, there will be a specification section, that show your products details,

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/3d-vision-surround-...

here is a list from nvidia that was posted on the 3d surround review here on toms, but i believe that any 120hz monitor will work
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