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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 7:18:00 PM

I have 2x5770s in Crossfire; Recently I purchased a 47" 3D TV, and would like to try out gaming in 3D. My question is, is it worthwhile to upgrade from 2x5770s to a 6870 or 6970 or even a Geforce 570? I run an ATI mobo so ATI would be choice.

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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 7:31:25 PM

If you want to do 3D gaming you will need to go with nVidia, as ATI doesnt do it well yet.
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a c 595 U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 7:39:20 PM

AMD has a 3D option with passive glasses, but you are limited to a very few supported monitors (like 2 or 3), and you need to get the hardware from various non-AMD vendors. I have not read any reviews of this new implementation of passive 3D.

I have tried 3D Vision on an Nvidia setup, and it was mind-blowing. If you are serious, it would be easier to go with a single GTX 570 with the 3D Vision kit, which includes active shutter glasses that are synced to the monitor. You would still need to research whether your current TV is compatible. Having an AMD motherboard will not limit you to AMD video cards.
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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 7:50:11 PM

The TV I have came with a 3D Kit, it has the shutter glasses etc, which ATI supports. I just placed an order for a 6870 getting it @ $172 hope it works well eeek
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a c 595 U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 7:55:58 PM

nrnx said:
The TV I have came with a 3D Kit, it has the shutter glasses etc, which ATI supports. I just placed an order for a 6870 getting it @ $172 hope it works well eeek

I'm assuming you located your TV on this list of supported hardware?
http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-hd3d/pa...
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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 8:22:32 PM

You will also have to purchase software to play games in 3d with AMD cards, either Tri-def or iz3d.

Where did you find a 6870 for $172?
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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 8:25:43 PM

yes, I got the LG 6500LX it is supported; At a local shop I found one for $172
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a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2011 3:37:28 PM

iz3d works great on the 6870, I am playing with split screen 3D turned on and it looks awesome, no frame rate loss because the work is being done on the TV :D 
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