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Nvidia Geforce 3D Vision Review

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The first thing you will want to do is to remove the current driver for your Nvidia GPU so that you can start with the driver that is delivered with the 3D Vision system. This driver contains not only the GPU driver but the driver package for the 3D Vision all in one. Nividia has built in profiles for SLI in the driver package and they have built on this capability by adding game profiles for the 3D Vision to the same driver package. This means no additional software to interface with or work through, which could cause slowdowns in gaming performance. It's all in one and configurable through the Nvidia control panel. But first you need to install the software. After allowing the disk to spin up you are greeted with an installation GUI. Using this application you will install the latest Nvidia driver , the 3D Vision software and can view a quick start guide and the users manual.






By choosing to install the driver the installation completes for both software requirements. Then the GUI takes you through some base configuration and setup steps that find out if the computer, as well as the end user are capable of using the 3D Vision system. The first test tests each eye to see what image you see and the second test checks the combined vision capabilities. If you as the end user cannot pass the tests the software will not let you use the 3D Vision system.



The configuration for the 3D Vision system is carried out under the Nvidia Control Panel under the Stereoscopic 3D tab. You can set Keyboard shortcuts, Game profiles and choosing a different cursor for your game. This is a useful feature when the in game cursor does not track correctly due to the 3D imaging.



The hardware installation of the Nvidia 3D Vision to your system is as simple as plugging in a 120Hz display device to a capable Nvidia video card and plugging the IR emitter into a USB port and going gaming. It really is that simple. You will want to make sure that there is line of sight availability from the emitter to the 3D Vision goggles. When powered up the goggles and emitter will glow green with the light on the glasses, then turning off after the initialization.


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: 3D Vision hardware
  3. Closer Look: Drivers and Programs
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup
  6. Conclusion
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