Speaking of revolution in Taiwan is always risky, but Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang didn't mince words: "This is the beginning of the 3D revolution."
Huang spoke at its 3D Experience Center, a few blocks away from the Computex Taiwan World Trade Center Hall, where he had gathered a few hundred tech reporters and graphics groupies. Indeed, although, Huang spoke for a bit about Nvidia's Optimus and DX11 support, most of his enthusiasm was reserved for Nvidia's 3D Vision.
"There is no reason to buy another PC unless it has 3D in it," explained Huang. To make it easier to tell if a PC is 3D capable, Nvidia offers a simple formula, which, of course, puts Nvidia front and center. The company calls a 3D PC any desktop or notebook that:
* Includes a pair of active shutter glasses
* Has a 120Hz 3D capable display
* Includes a discrete graphics processor that can render high definition 3D imagery.
On cue, Asus CEO Jerry Shen came on stage to show off two new 3D capable systems. The first is a new All-in-One EeeTop PC with a 24-inch display. The second is the G51Jx-EE laptop, which comes with a built-in wireless transmitter for the glasses. "It's wireless, so there is no need to connect a wire to the glasses," Shen said.
Asus isn't Nvidia's only partner in developing the 3D PC. The company has lined up an impressive number of partners, including Cyberlink, Dell, Microsoft, Panasonic, and Toshiba. Huang also announced that Sony would now be building 3D Vision support into its Alpha series of interchangeable lens cameras.
Huang had some choice words for Nvidia's Ion netbook platform, as well. Ion helps netbooks with graphics intensive tasks like playing high-definition video. As Huang put it: "The Ion was created to enhance the Atom CPU."
It has been a while since I took chemistry, but I am pretty sure an ion is as likely to be negatively charged as positive. That said, Nvidia's charge toward 3D PC standard seems entirely positive.
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