It's clear that 2010 is poised to be the year of 3D and NVIDIA is ready to bring 3D to the computing masses.
At this year's CES show in Las Vegas, NVIDIA is showcasing a host of new products and technologies that show PCs based on GeForce GPUs along with the NVIDIA 3D Vision hardware and software ecosystem make 3D pervasive for all PC entertainment, including Blu-ray 3D movies, games, photos, and even the Web.
On display in the booth, NVIDIA is demonstrating 3D Vision technology running on:
- Desktop PCs using new 3D Vision-Ready, 1080p, 120Hz LCD panels from display companies, including Acer, Alienware, and others.
- New 3D-Vision-ready notebooks from notebook manufacturers, all equipped with new 120Hz 3D capable displays.
- NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, the first consumer, multi-display 3D solution which allows users to span 3D content across 3 high definition monitors or projectors. NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround does for 3D PC gaming just like what IMAX 3D does for movies.
In addition to the 3D hardware, there is also a ton of content on display, all viewed in 3D when used with the 3D Vision active-shutter glasses. Of note:
- New Blu-ray 3D software players, including Arsoft's TotalMedia Theatre 3 and Cyberlink's PowerDVD Ultra
- Blu-ray 3D content, including 3D movie trailers for Disney?s Toy Story 3, A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and more.
- The hottest PC games running in full 1080p stereoscopic 3D, including James Cameron's Avatar: The Game, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dark Void, Just Cause 2, Need for Speed: Shift, and more.
- The worlds' first sneak peek of YouTube 3D, running on a 3D technology demonstration version of the Adobe Flash Player software that is viewable with NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses in full color.
For those able to come to CES, NVIDIA will also be hosting a 3D photo booth. Visitors will be able to have their picture taken in 3D with the new Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera.
Also, visitors will have the chance to get hands-on gaming experience with NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround which can be seen in NVIDIA?s CES booth in the South Hall 4 #35745, running on DepthQ HD 3D projectors and Acer GD245HQ 1080p LCD displays.
Nvidia will also showcase an upcoming mobile technology that will be introduce in Q1. It is called NVIDIA Optimus technology. NVIDIA Optimus technology works on notebook platforms with NVIDIA GPUs. Its purpose is to optimize the mobile experience by letting the user get the performance of discrete graphics from a notebook while still delivering great battery life. Nvidia has not disclosed more details on this technology.