One of the key components to 3D gaming and movie watching on your PC is a good 3D screen. Planar has announced a new screen for consumers and pros that supports NVIDIA 3D Vision and has a 1080p HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The screen is called the SA2311W.
NVIDIA has officially launched the GeForce GTX 580 GPU, and they're unsurprisingly pretty excited about it. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 is billed as the world's fastest DX11 GPU, 30-percent faster than the GTC 480 and packing 512 cores, 16 PolyMorph engines and support for either stereoscopic 3D or triple-displays.
There are a few companies out there pushing for 3D technology to find nearly every facet of our technologically-focused lives. From our computers, to our video game consoles, and especially our TVs, the 3D revolution is an on-going push into the future from some of the biggest names in the business. NVIDIA is one of those companies, pushing for the 3D gaming experience as hard as they can, but until now mainly focusing on the computer end of things. Today, after unveiling the 3DTV Play Software all the way back in March, NVIDIA is announcing it's available now.
Dell has outed its latest multimedia laptops, in the shape of the newly refreshed Dell XPS range. Available in 14-, 15.6- and 17-inch sizes, the new XPS notebooks pack a choice of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors and Optimus-compatible NVIDIA GeForce 400M GPUs. Interestingly, they'll also be the first notebooks to ship with HD webcams that are Skype-certified.
ASUS' 3D Vision capable Eee Top ET2400XVT all-in-one has sprung up for pre-order, with Amazon accepting orders for the 23.6-inch multitouch desktop. Announced as part of ASUS' seven model Eee Top refresh back in August, the ET2400XVT-B011E packs a 1.73GHz Intel Core i7-740QM processor, 8GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 graphics with 1.5GB of dedicated VRAM.
NVIDIA has officially outed their latest GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 430, a Fermi chip targeted at HTPCs. The new GT 430 promises 1.5x the gaming performance of previous-gen chips, together with full 3D and 1080p HD video support, HDMI 1.4a connectivity and 24-bit multi-channel audio up to 192KHz (along with lossless DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD audio bit streaming).
For development studio Treyarch, the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops is a lot of things. First and foremost, though, it's the Call of Duty after Modern Warfare 2, so they know they have a lot of work ahead of them. But Activision obviously has faith in the development house, as they've released popular titles in the past, like World at War. And now it looks like everyone agrees that 3D will help Black Ops stand out, so the feature has bee included as an option that users can either turn on or leave alone.
NVIDIA has outed a pair of new Fermi-based professional graphics cards, the NVIDIA Quadro 2000 and the NVIDIA Quadro 600. Both cards have 1GB of video RAM, while the Quadro 2000 has 192 CUDA processing cores and the Quadro 600 has 96 CUDA cores; both can be used with NVIDIA's 3D Vision system.
Toshiba has unveiled a new notebook series that supports 3D movies and more. The series is the A665 3D family. The machine can be had with several options with all the versions of the machine supporting 3D content with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology using active glasses.
Acer has updated its AS5742G, AS5745 and Aspire AS7745 notebooks, throwing in a selection of new Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, together with a choice of integrated NVIDIA Optimus or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics. The 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 AS5742G and AS 5745 machines have a choice of HDDs up to 500GB, while the 17.3-inch 1600 x 900 AS7745 gets up to 1TB. There's also the Acer AS5745DG with NVIDIA 3D Vision courtesy of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M GPU.