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Tuesday, 24 May 2011 09:25

AMD talks up HD3D

Written by Nick Farell


What do you need shutter glasses for?
AMD has shown up late to the HD3D party taking the mickey out of shutter glasses, USB emitters and relying on third-party middleware for legacy games.

Bit-Tech cornered AMD's Eyefinity, video and HD3D bloke Shane Parfitt this week and asked him what the outfit was playing at. He said that AMD had a quad buffer in our driver, which was developed by our Direct3D engineering team and supports DirectX 9, 10 and 11. It runs like an API and allows either games or middleware to tap into our driver with two streams of data at once – one frame for the left eye, and one frame for the right.

With middleware partners DDD and iZ3D, giving a half price discount to AMD users they can have 3D without needing the glasses. AMD is apparently working with developers to see its stereo 3D games later in 2011.

Eidos will render images for the left eye and the right eye in its games, and tap into our quad buffer driver directly without the need for middleware. The first game out using the system will be Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

The full interview is here.
Last modified on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 09:32
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+17 #1 Jigar 2011-05-24 09:32
Quote:
With middleware partners DDD and iZ3D, giving a half price discount to AMD users they can have 3D without needing the glasses.


I am sorry, i am confused, what are we suppose to buy than ?
 
 
+22 #2 Boomstick777 2011-05-24 09:44
Sounds awesome, 3D without glasses is the way forward..
 
 
+13 #3 Dribble 2011-05-24 10:06
Err - Where does it say you "don't need shutter glasses"?

DDD and iZ3D are just software - unless you are cyborg that can plug the video out direct into your brain you still need a 3D monitor of some sort e.g. a 3D TV which probably uses shutter glasses.
 
 
+11 #4 Kryojenix 2011-05-24 11:17
Quoting Dribble:
unless you are cyborg that can plug the video out direct into your brain

Sounds good - count me in!

(My kind of body-mod, rather than all the scabby tatts and branding and piercings, scarification and narcissistic spit ... though I'd even more rather have an arm-mounted fusion cannon.)
 
 
+3 #5 Super XP 2011-05-24 11:35
Wow, this may blow away NVIDIA's 3D which needs those glasses that I hate wearing....
 
 
+11 #6 crackerz 2011-05-24 12:09
Farrel are you high? the article says that there will be glasses with active shutter or passive polarized glasses but not from AMD directly(thats how it was already), third-part vendors will create glasses BUT in this article it says basically that there will be wider support and AMD will help game developers. What are smoking when you are writing articles?

P.S. That sh*t must be good, I want too! tell me don't be so selfish..
 
 
+5 #7 techno 2011-05-24 12:44
No...you've all got it wrong....not needing shutter glasses does not mean you dont need any glasses.....these systems use the passive polarized glasses.

DDD and iz3d make middleware software.

You would also need a 3d polarizing type monitor like "Zalman" make and a pair of passive polarizing glasses.

Trouble is the middleware software is crap.....I also don't think it has the ability to convert 2D content into 3D content like cyberlink powerdvd11 does so you are stuck with limited 3d content.

The only active shutter glass option on a monitor that AMD has is with a viewsonic model which has had crap reviews. :-/
 
 
+2 #8 techno 2011-05-24 12:50
^ other than that several large panel TV's do support HD3D....but if your looking for 3d for your computer/monitor setup you are pretty much out of luck with AMD.
 
 
-28 #9 Warrior24_7 2011-05-24 12:53
Vaporware! :D
 
 
+2 #10 yourma2000 2011-05-24 12:55
is it just me who thinks 3d gaming is pointless? 3d films may be Ok (yet to bother watching one) but thanks to online, gaming is now a competitive activity more than an entertainment activity and 3d in games offers no advantages to the player
 

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