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Will this TV work for 3D with Radeon 5870??

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 20, 2011 5:50:21 AM

Hello guys, first off, love the site and thanks in advance for the help.

While I know quite a bit about computers, TVs and 3D is new to me. I'll keep it simple, I have a radeon HD 5870 on my rig. Its a decent rig, 6gb of ram and an i7. What are my options for 3d if i hook the pc up to this 3D tv: MITSUBISHI WD-60C9 (link: I know Radeon uses alot of different 3D types from 3rd parties, but if i could get a detailed answer or even a yes or no I would be eternally grateful.

Thanks so much, and feel free to email me if you have nay questions about my setup (

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August 20, 2011 6:03:44 AM

To use HD3D, for gaming at least, with an AMD card requires the TV to support HDMI 1.4a. Often times that "a" isn't listed on sites that sell the TV, but you need to look for that to find out if it will support the AMD card. Even with HDMI 1.4a, you are limited to 1080p@24hz (per eye) or 720p@60hz (per eye).

I'm not sure about 3D movies, I don't know if that has the same requirements. If gaming is your goal, I'd advise look at Nvidia 3D vision and get something compatible, as you will likely go Nvidia once you see how much better gaming is with 3D vision.

If this site is correct about the TV being HDMI 1.3a, it will not work:
August 20, 2011 6:14:45 AM

You might want to check this out:

One thing I found interesting is there is plans for DisplayPort support with HD3D, which sounds like it could support 120hz 3D gaming at 1080p. There are no such devices yet, but when those become available, that could change things a lot.