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QOTD: Do You Want True 3D Graphics for Games?

Both AMD and Nvidia are recently nearly neck to neck in terms of graphics performance. If you are fortunate enough to own a card from either company, you no doubt are able to play the latest games without a problem--especially when you're running in CrossFire or SLI.

Graphics processors are becoming ever speedy. More speed, more memory, and of course, more features. The latest generation of GPUs offer incredible processing power as well as being extremely programmable. However, in recent years, not many games have been able to take true advantage of some of the most powerful GPUs. Even GPUs from two years ago or older are able to hold their own in recent games without much problem.

Now, 3D glasses are making their way back into the limelight. But this isn't the first time 3D stereo glasses have tried to make a mark with gamers. There have been many failures. Nvidia is clearly making a push to bring them back with its GeForce 3D Vision.

The question of the day is: Do you want true 3D stereo for games or do you care less?

Most of today's games hardly cause our GPUs to break a sweat, and because of their programmability, GPUs are extremely versatile. Needless to say, GPU technology is way ahead of today's games. Perhaps it's a good time now for game developers to take true advantage of recent GPU technology and GPU speeds to do things such as support stereo 3D glasses or add more realism, detail or eye-candy to games.

  • Blessedman
    I want a VR helmet that weighs less then an ounce and be wireless, lol. I am not sure glasses and expensive monitors are the wave of the future, but I am often wrong.
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  • curnel_D
    I dont/wont care about 3D. I've tested it, and honestly I'm not extremely excited about it. Factor that in with the extreme price and the clunky annoying glasses, and it rates about a 0.001 on my give a damn-o-meter.
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  • Daneel
    If they can make a light implementation of it, and it works easily and looks great, then sure :D It would sure bring some new life to games most people don't think of as 3d, like RTSs. I'd like to see support for other applications like AutoCAD as well though. I consider it just as important that it be flexible.
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  • donaldl
    Has anyone every seen a 3D movie on a 22" monitor? The screen is just too small to make the effects, well..effective. It's like watch a movie through a pipe. For this to work well your gonna need a big screen, like 42" big, and how many gamers have the cash for that.

    I'm with Blessedman; light weight, wireless, VR helmets with built in sorround sound are the way to go.
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  • San Pedro
    I had a 42" inch TV hooked up to my PC before I moved to Japan (boy do I ever miss it), but even with that I still wouldn't be too excited about true 3d. As for the glasses, I would be interested to try but ultimately I think they would not be comfortable enough for every day use, and I still have a lot of doubts as to how good they actually are.
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  • powerbaselx
    I really don't care about stereo glasses and games and that is not a good thing for your eyes and brain when used too many hours... I guess the bill with healthcare at the ophtalmologist will rise a lot if this massifies!
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  • Nope. I'll be perfectly happy to go from 2-D images to visual cortex stimulation.
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  • humand
    so far "true 3D" is a waste of time and money. what's the point in running "true 3D" when framerates are almost cut in half. I mean its not like we get 100fps in crysis and we want to see it see it in "true 3D" furthermore you're stuck to the so called gaming monitors who are prices to rip you off. if you want to see it on 40+ inches you're out of luck, because even if a lot of hdtvs out there can do 120hz, they don't support their technology because their 120hz is not "true 120hz" and so the 3D effects will be lost. you'll have to buy a gaming projector for that and well those are not exactly bargains either.. i think ill stop here
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  • humand
    so far "true 3D" is a waste of time and money. what's the point in running "true 3D" when framerates are almost cut in half. I mean its not like we get 100fps in crysis and we want to see it see it in "true 3D" furthermore you're stuck to the so called gaming monitors who are prices to rip you off. if you want to see it on 40+ inches you're out of luck, because even if a lot of hdtvs out there can do 120hz, they don't support their technology because their 120hz is not "true 120hz" and so the 3D effects will be lost. you'll have to buy a gaming projector for that and well those are not exactly bargains either.. i think ill stop here
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  • Inneandar
    I sure care for it, but from what reviews i have read so far the bad (non-existant) support in games makes it a mediocre experience. The hardware side is catching up (120 Hz monitor is not so expensive, and cards can take the performance hit in a lot of games), so i think this shouldn't be an issue... after all, lotta people ar bound to glasses anyho and they seem to survive
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