Nvidia's 3D Vision Surround has officially arrived.
Tuesday Nvidia's "Ntersect" blog officially announced the availability of 3D Vision Surround via the GeForce Beta v258.69 drivers. The report was also backed by separate announcements that MAINGEAR, CyberPower and iBuyPower have released PC bundles that support the new technology.
"Playing games in 3D Vision Surround is a unique immersive experience, across three screens, combining the best technology NVIDIA has to offer: GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs, 3D Vision, and SLI technology," reads the Nvidia blog. "The reason why I love working at NVIDIA is because we can make products like this which make gaming better. Trust me, you may have experienced 3D, but you have never seen 3D like this."
For those who want to build their own 3D Vision Surround rig, Nvidia points to the drivers which are located here, or the entire 3D Vision CD (v1.31) located here. The blog warns that GeForce GTX 295 users should expect problems with Quad SLI mode in 3D Vision Surround. "We are aware of these issues and we will be providing a future driver update to support this configuration," the blog said. "Of course, we also support 2D game play across three displays, but playing games in 2D is so… yesterday." Read: 2D is so 2000 late.
We also have a report up on Tom's Hardware from Chris Angelini entitled Nvidia 3D Vision Surround: Is This the Future of Gaming? As Chris points out in the article, building a 3D Vision Surround rig can get costly... even before upgrading/building the actual machine. "Three monitors, some number of glasses, a pair of GeForce GTX 480s--if you’re doing this right--and maybe even a stand," he wrote. "That’s $2,500+ before you even start in on the rest of your machine (which had better also be beefy, by the way)."
So are you pumped up and ready for your 3D Vision Surround experience?