NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision
NVIDIA's GeForce 3D Vision is designed to bring 3D gaming to your desktop PC
- Adds a new dimension to games (literally!)
- Expensive, needs a compatible monitor, mixed results with different games
The NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision is expensive, yes, but for a hardcore gamer it will improve the depth, realism and immersion that good games provide.
Price$ 199.00 (AUD)
Note: Pricing for this product is in US$.
Since 3D entertainment seems to be the way to go, we were looking forward to see how this new technology aids immersion, especially in interactive entertainment such as games. Here's our review of the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision.
The NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision kit consists of a pair of glasses that sport liquid crystal lenses and help you view images in 3D and an infra-red emitter. The package also contains the requisite manuals and driver CDs and two USB connectors — one to connect the IR emitter to your computer and one to charge the glasses. There are also rubber attachments for the glasses moulded for nose bridges of different sizes. As you can probably infer, NVIDIA has thought of almost everything when packing the 3D kit.
Okay, so now how do you get to play your favourite games in 3D? First you have to ensure that you have the correct hardware. You need an LCD monitor capable of a refresh rate of 120Hz. NVIDIA very helpfully provided us a 22-inch Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ monitor for testing. The NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision works with NVIDIA GeForce 8 series and above. Unfortunately, it does not support ATI cards, so Radeon users you will have to look elsewhere for your 3D gaming needs.
Setting up the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision and installing the drivers is an easy-enough process and soon we were checking an image preview pack in 3D. We were impressed. The list of games that the kit supports is also huge and the games are rated 'Excellent,' 'Good' and 'Fair'.
We could hardly find a game that wasn't on the list and thus sat down first with Far Cry 2, a game that is rated excellent and with reason. The 3D depth that was now visible in the game definitely took the immersion up a notch. Similarly, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare also looked excellent. However, there was a noticeable drop in frame-rates when playing COD4 and Crysis. Also, the change in visual quality was very discernible in Crysis (rated 'Good').
The NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision is priced at US$199. Combine that with the moolah you will have to spend on a compatible monitor, it is indeed an expensive proposition. However, if you are looking to improve your gaming experience, then this is indeed an interesting proposition.
Join the newsletter!
Ballistix Sport AT
Samsung QLED 8K TV
Bang and Olufsen Beoplay A9 Speaker
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver Watch
Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB 3000
Apple iMac Pro
Toys for Boys
Little Bits DROID Inventor Kit
Tivoli PAL BT
ESET Smart Security Premium
ESET Internet Security
Osmo Coding Awbie Game
ESET Cyber Security Pro for Mac
Nix Pro Colour Sensor
Oregon Pro WMR500 Weather Station
TimeFlip Magnet Simple Time Tracking Device
Naztech Xtra Drive Mini + 256GB microSD Card
Ikea RIGGAD work lamp with wireless charging
SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker
Office 365 Business Premium isn’t one-size fits all but if you’re the right sized business for it to make sense, there’s a good amount of value to be found in the package’s comprehensive software offering.
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Samsung Tab S4 review: Freestyle
- 2 Sony WF-SP900 review: One step forward, two steps back
- 3 Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100 review: Safety first
- 4 Oppo R17 Pro review: Oppo's thriftiest flagship yet drives a hard bargain
- 5 Lenovo Smart Display review: The bigger, better buy
Latest News Articles
- Fnatic and OnePlus announce global esports partnership
- CES 2019: Nubia just announced the gaming phone that might be worth importing
- Razer have announced their first console keyboard
- Fortnite and PUBG could be banned in China
- Epic Games cuts the once-loved 'Infinity Blade' series from the App Store
PCW Evaluation Team
Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications
I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)
It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!
The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.
I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.
If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.
- CES 2019 Round-Up:
- Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will launch on Feb 20, and we only have one question
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Full, in-depth, Australian review
- Everything you need to know about Smart TVs
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?