Nvidia 3D Vision Vs. AMD HD3D: 18 Games, Evaluated

Mass Effect 2

AMD HD3D and the TriDef Ignition Driver:

Good 3D result with Virtual 3D mode

The TriDef Ignition driver's Virtual 3D mode provides a fantastic stereoscopic result

In normal mode, the TriDef driver suffers from some targeting and effect anomalies. Those issues disappear through the use of Virtual 3D.

Nvidia 3D Vision:

Not recommended

Note the lighting artifacts at the top-left when cross-viewing in 3D. This is actually one of the less obtrusive anomalies that plague 3D Vision in this game.

Nvidia's 3D Vision suffers from light halo doubling, depth of field, post-process, shadow, and motion blur problems in this game. Dynamic shadows, high quality bloom, and motion blur can be disabled. Light halo doubling is unavoidable, and during cut scenes, the depth-of-field effect causes problems. As a result, this solution is not recommended.

  • renick
    nvidia 3d vision is best in all............
  • Kamab
    Except for the ones where it's not recommended. Good thing I have one on this rig! Now I just got to shell out some cash for some 3D Tech.
  • the_krasno
    3D is over hyped in my opinion, it will be some more time before games can correctly exploit it.
  • falchard
    Everytime nVidia pushes out a proprietary format they shoot themselves in the foot. They just can't make it marketable with such a low market share. You need something like Microsofts 90% market share to think about making a closed standard.
    Anyone notice the bevel on the Samsung model. That beautiful for multi-monitor.
  • Scanlia
    Great comprehensive review! Loved it.
  • alyoshka
    Nice one, and really long awaited.
  • i tried Tridef in EVE online, absolutely stunning. :)
  • SteelCity1981
    During preliminary testing, we noticed that a decent Phenom II X4 had some trouble providing smooth frame rates, and mid-level graphics cards were cut down to their knees

    Time for Bulldozer!!!
  • assassin123
    i loved it great review keep it up
  • RazberyBandit
    Would it kill Tom's to use high-resolution pop-up pics? It's nearly impossible to discern any differences in detail or artifacts when comparing such low-resolution images. C'mon...1024 x 317? Seriously?