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3D gaming for AMD system. What do I need?

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July 31, 2011 3:55:02 AM

Hello, I have a question that hopefully yall can answer for me.

My Specs:
AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Black Edition 3.2 Ghz
ATI Radeon 6850
8 GB of RAM

I currently have all the latest drivers and on the packaging on the graphics card box says it supports 3D gaming, however I read this post, http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/301669-33-tomshardwar.... Is this true that I am limited to these choices for a 3D monitor or TV? I cannot get a support independent monitor such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ? What do I need to play games such as Crysis2, Deus Ex, in 3D?

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July 31, 2011 4:07:23 AM

There are more choices than on the list, the list is quite old.

That said, I'd recommend you go for Nvidia 3D vision. It's much better than AMD's HD3D.

But if you insist, look for a monitor that is 120hz and supports HDMI 1.4a. It has to be 1.4a, not 1.4. Unfortunately they don't often show you if it supports 1.4a in their specs.

The monitor I have listed in my signature supports HDMI 1.4a and works with AMD's HD3D. This monitor also supports it: http://3dvision-blog.com/acer-hs244hq-is-the-first-3d-m...

The ACER HS244HQBMII also does, but I highly recommend against this one, because it does not support Nvidia's 3D vision, which you are likely to want sometime in the future.
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July 31, 2011 4:20:48 AM

Reading through the reviews on the monitor you were looking at, it does appear to work for AMD, which must mean it's HDMI 1.4a compliant. However, it doesn't support true 120hz. I do know that HDMI is only able to do 60hz, but with HDMI 1.4a it does double images at 60hz at 720p resolution.

I highly recommend you look at these instead:
http://3dvision-blog.com/acer-hs244hq-is-the-first-3d-m... This turns out to also not support 120hz at 1080p (lacks dual link DVI port).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are a couple Samsungs outside the US that also support it. I don't know which ones exactly.
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July 31, 2011 4:24:17 AM

Thanks yall, not new to computers, just to 3D displays. And nothing against nVidea, but I despise Intel, and usually go with a AMD card after an ATI CPU.
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July 31, 2011 4:27:17 AM

There is nothing wrong with using Nvidia on an AMD system. The 3D vision is a lot better than AMD's HD3D. I purchased a monitor that has both so I could be able to do either. After using AMD's for a day or 2, I then tried Nvidia's 3D vision. It's a lot better. 1080p and easier/better to use software Vs. 720p max res and 3rd party software you have to also purchase, which is not as good.
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