PREVIEW: NVIDIA 3DVISION 2 – TWICE AS BRIGHT, MORE COMFORTABLE GLASSES

by Will Park

We just announced NVIDIA 3DVision 2 at GeForce LAN 6, but the new displays and wireless glasses aren’t quite yet available for public consumption. To hold you over, here’s a quick preview of what you can expect from the next generation of hardware optimized for NVIDIA’s 3DVision technology.

The 3DVision 2 Wireless Glasses kit

At first glance, you might not believe these soon-to-be-released 3DVision displays are all that different from the current crop of 3D panels. The new NVIDIA 3DVision 2 Wireless Glasses aren’t radically different, either. It’s not until you don the larger, more comfortable 3DVision 2 Wireless Glasses in front of a 3DVision 2 display that the new technology really shines (pardon the pun).

The 3D picture is significantly brighter, compared to first-generation 3DVision hardware. Glance down at the keyboard, and you’ll notice that the keys are easier to read. The just-announced NVIDIA 3DVision 2 Wireless Glasses also allow more light to reach your eyes and feature a more headphone-friendly design.

The 3DVision 1 vs 3DVision 2

The new NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology built into every 3DVision 2 display essentially boosts panel brightness to overcome the dimming effect of 3D glasses. LightBoost also allows the lenses on your pair of 3D glasses to stay open longer, resulting in brighter ambient lighting (making keyboard easier to read).

In essence, 3DVision 2 hardware delivers a more immersive and comfortable gaming experience. Expect to see these new displays and glasses later this year. If you’re interested in learning more about 3DVision 2, visit GeForce.com.