MTBS recently started to do 3D hardware reviews, and with all the talk of mobile 3D phones and tablets, we just had to try some of the tech out for ourselves! LG Electronics sent us an LG Thrill 4G. It’s the same as an LG Optimus 3D, except it is branded for the AT&T Network and is expected to be released later this month. The current rumor is that August 21st is the magic release day, so this should help readers get their engines in gear.
The review features lots of 3D pictures of its 3D display and applications, and there are several YouTube 3D videos to watch as well. We hope you like the way it turned out.
On the PC front, AMD has publicized their stereoscopic 3D Quad-Buffer SDK so all game and application developers can support 3D directly. In most cases, PC games are extrapolated to 3D with a stereoscopic 3D driver, like those made by DDD, iZ3D, and Nvidia. In some instances, game developers want to support 3D directly, and have full control of the left and right view. This is problematic because with many types of displays, it requires deep access to the graphics card so the image can be properly synchronized with the display. AMD’s SDK gives developers this required access through their line of graphics cards, and is the same technology that DDD and iZ3D are using to make their drivers work with modern 3D displays. AMD’s SDK is most applicable to 3D displays based on HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 or higher. Call it an informed hunch, but we expect to hear more from AMD in the near future.