I know the Quadro's aren't the best gaming GPUs, but why would you be forced to use an AMD GPU in this case? This is a few years ago already, but we had to use a Quadro GPU for our Unreal Tournament 3 in 3D demo at SIGGRAPH with the iZ3D drivers, and that was a dual output. Even the iZ3D monitors worked based on dual output on an Nvidia GPU - so DDD should work in the same scenario as well on both AMD and Nvidia GPUs.
Unless I'm misunderstanding the conversation - I admit to being late to the party!
The problem is that consumer cards don't offer the frame-lock feature that professional cards have. Because of this lack of frame-lock, multiple outputs don't refresh at the same time which leads to the 1-frame-lag issue that affects all multi-output solutions on consumer cards.
When both eyes aren't refreshed at the same time, it creates eye strain as well as a motion distortion artefact which modifies the horizontal parallax when there is horizontal motion (changes depth, can lead to depth violation) and creates vertical parallax when there is vertical motion (eyestrain).
This also happens with frame sequential displays, but the amount of the effect is not the same.
Frame sequential displays typically work at 120Hz, so the lag between the eyes is 1/120 of a second, all the time.
With non-synchronized dual-outputs displays, the lag is variable, let's assume we're using 60Hz displays (iZ3D monitor or projectors)
First there is the base lag due to the lack of display sync : it's a random amount of lag which can vary between 0 second and 1 refresh period = 1/60 of a second
Then there is the frame rate issue, in games the 1-frame-lag kicks in, the primary display get's it's picture as soon as possible or at the first refresh available if v-sync is enabled, but the secondary display only gets it's picture on the next frame. I don't know why (probably something to do with the way Windows and DirectX work), but it's just happens like that on every graphics card I've tested. (Geforce 8800GTX, Radeon HD5870, HD6850, HD7970)
The lag created varies according to the frame rate.
-if the game has a significantly higher frame rate than the refresh rate (more than 60fps), there is a chance that the next frame will be completed before the refresh sync and both pictures will be displayed at the same time (in addition to the unsync base lag)
-if the game runs at 60fps, the 1 frame lag will make the picture for the secondary display too late to catch the refresh sync and the picture will be displayed with 1/60 of a second lag (in addition to the unsync base lag)
-if the game runs at 30fps, the 1 frame lag will make the picture for the secondary display too late by twice the refresh sync and the picture will be displayed with 1/30 of a second lag (again in addition to the unsync base lag)
-etc... 20fps -> 3 times the sync -> 1/20 s lag, etc...
For static scenes there's no problem, but when things are in motion, these lags become significant problems.
The iZ3D monitor has an advantage, because of the special colour + polarisation pixel format, the 1-frame-lag would not cause eye disparity, but dual projectors get hit head on with it one eye sees a completely different picture than the other eye : when I get that much lag, I just can't watch the picture : it hurts my eyes too much.
The only way to counter this is to make the graphics card manage both outputs as one single display at a low level (not just emulating an extended/spanned desktop)
AMD Eyefinity allows this under very tight restrictions (exact identical outputs : resolution, framerate and cable/adapters) and that's the way I do dual-projectors
Nvidia Surround does NOT allow it at all (Nvidia surround (2D or 3D) requires 3 displays)
An other way to do it would be to use a Matrox Dualhead2go, but it's only theory, I haven't read any reports of people testing this solution. I do not know exactly how the Matrox drivers interact with Windows or games, so I do not know if this solution works until someone can test it.
I think salvation for dual-projectors would have to come in the form of an active converter capable of transforming HD3D or 3DTV Play inputs (Hdmi 1.4 3GHz or DisplayPort 1.2) and convert them to Left/Right dual head outputs (dual DVI or dual hdmi).
Such conversion is currently possible for hdmi1.4a (minimum spec) but is expensive : it requires 3 devices (1 hdmi1.4a splitter and 2 Optoma 3DXL).
There is currently no such solution supporting stereo 1080p60.
Desktop : Intel Core i5-750, 4GB RAM, ATi HD5870, Windows 7 64bit
Laptop : Intel C2D-P8600, 4GB RAM, nvidia 9700M-GT, Windows Vista 64bit
Displaying Zalman Trimon 22" and 106" Passive polarised dual projector setup.
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