CES: AMD’s stereo 3D graphics plan–‘3D for everyone’

By January 4, 2011Newswires

CES: AMD’s stereo 3D graphics plan–‘3D for everyone’

By Dan Ackerman

With 3DTVs becoming more popular and Nvidia having a multiyear head start in PC stereoscopic 3D, we were eager to find out what AMD had in store. While it’s not mainstream by any means, several laptop and desktop PCs now support 3D for both video (including 3D Blu-ray) and games–primarily through the use of Nvidia’s 3D Vision platform, which combines an Nvidia GPU with a compatible display and Nvidia-branded IR emitter and active-shutter 3D glasses.

If you expected AMD to respond with its own dedicated 3D platform, complete with branded 3D glasses, think again. The company is calling its approach AMD HD3D, and says it is “Stereo 3D for everyone,” and is “focused on enabling the 3D stereo ecosystem for the broadest choice and flexibility.”

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