To get right down to it, I am planning on getting the following monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009300 HOWEVER they did mention something about a DVI-DL (dual link) cable that was necessary for the 3d imaging. I was wondering of my video card (Radeon HD 4870 X2) can handle this monitor in 3d. It is also important to mention that I have a 60'' HDTV and A 24'' HD monitor running off of it right now, with another 19'' monitor running off of a separate (somewhat crappy) video card. Basically, can my video card handle the 3d with it's ports? Do I have to sacrifice a display or two? What's the deal with DVI-DL? This forum is the ONLY source of intelligent advice that I trust because you guys are the only ones that have a clue about these hard questions. PLEASE help!!! Full Specs below Thanks, -Charlie
XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case XIGMATEK MC NRP-MC751 750W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V Ver. 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz w/ ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 X2 G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit 2x Western Digital Caviar 1TB in RAID 1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB LG Black 6X Blu-ray DVD-ROM
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If you wish to game in 3D, your video card does not support HD3D. For movies, it may work (I have no experience here), but for HD3D gaming, you must have a 5000 series card or newer and it only works with HDMI 1.4a and displayport, so the DL-DVI connection won't help you there.
For Nvidia, you would use a dl DVI connection for Nvidia 3D vision.
if you read the two article Tomshardware posted, they mention you need at least AMD HD5000 series or HD6000 for 3d graphic support. And 3d gaming require some heavy graphic card power, nothing but few of the top graphic card will do.