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AMD to Demonstrate on Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D

Are you ready for Blu-ray 3D? We aren't either, but AMD is excited to show off its Blu-ray stereoscopic 3D standard. The company today announced that it will demonstrate the forthcoming "standard" at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.

AMD said that it will be partnering with CyberLink to jointly preview its 3D technology in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“AMD has a long, proud tradition of delivering leading technologies to market – technologies that have a meaningful and positive impact on the PC experience,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president, AMD Products Group. “Stereoscopic 3D is set to be one of these technologies, and that’s why AMD has committed the time and resources to ensure that when Blu-ray stereoscopic 3D is ready for the world, AMD will be ready to bring it to consumers, just as we have done recently with DirectX 11-capable hardware to support DirectX 11 gaming.”

Besides that, AMD and Cyberlink didn't let on any further details about its technology or setup. We suppose seeing will be believing this January.

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Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • fatkid35
    whatever. ;p
  • 08nwsula
    most of the games I play are still in dx9. I don't think 3d is going to become the "new standard" any time soon.
  • ubergeek
    Hello. Holodeck calling... (without the touch feedback of course)
  • I could care less about Stereoscopic 3D.

    Instead, I wish they would concentrate on true Holographic technology such as Holographic Projectors which can be scaled down small enough to fit a laptop or to outfit a given area such as the top of a desk or a whole room.
  • IzzyCraft
    Before announcement:
    "Nvidia Stereoscopic 3D? fucking useless shit"
    After announcement:
  • belardo
    Hello 3D porn!
  • Honis
    If they can do 3D without shutter glasses and off color glasses and video I'm all for it! Being a wearer of real glasses I find the NVidia glasses to uncomfortable and since they're proprietary I have no alternative for 3D.

    So far, the polarized method used for the 3D movies has been great. For naysayers about looking ridiculous, if it catches on, companies will be selling "cooler" looking glasses in no time.
  • IzzyCraft
    I like shutter glasses i just need to turn up the gamma a bit but shutter glasses are the most conformable for my eyes also tend to give the best 3d picture, ofc i've only tried movies with that.
  • buwish
    I'm not sure if this new "standard" will catch on anytime soon, even if it is decent. Like many are saying, if glasses are involved (or something similar), I don't think the masses will really be interested.
  • buwishI'm not sure if this new "standard" will catch on anytime soon, even if it is decent. Like many are saying, if glasses are involved (or something similar), I don't think the masses will really be interested.I have worn glasses most of my life and I'm blind as a bat without them. Plus I've got Astigmatism bad enough in my right eye that it makes correcting my eyesight difficult due to a halo effect caused by the Astigmatism.

    I'd much rather they concentrate on True Holographic development as I've mentioned previously as having as Holographic Projector built into your laptop would be a thousand times better than any display could ever be.