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Do you need a special computer monitor to get 3D on your computer, or just a 3d graphics card?

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Do you need a special computer monitor to get 3D on your computer, or just a 3d graphics card, 3d software and 3d glasses? I am not sure of the answer, so I thought I would ask here. I've seen some monitors that say 3d ready, but I don't know if you actually need a 3d monitor or just a monitor that has a good response time. I was thinking that you might just need a 3d graphics card with the software and glasses? from what i've seen the 3d graphics card would have the emitter and 3d glasses. I've seen a lot of good deals on cheap monitors and want to know if this is something I should consider before buying. Thanks for any replys
solowkoe posted Oct 28, 2011

I was talking to a coworker and he said that you don't need a special monitor, just one with a good refresh rate. The 3d card and glasses will take care of the rest... in case anyone else out there was wondering.

solowkoe (rep: 5.7k) posted Oct 28, 2011


Your coworker is wrong. You cant just go slap in a 3d capable video card and expect your standard lcd to run it. Wont work, you need a 3d compatible monitor.

Acidbaby (rep: 6.9k) posted Oct 28, 2011


you need both card and monitor, but if you do it right, you won't need glasses

mrbob (rep: 225) posted Oct 29, 2011


examples? references?

solowkoe (rep: 5.7k) posted Oct 31, 2011


I guess this question should be considered still open since we have no proof for either answers. anyone else want to chime in?

solowkoe (rep: 5.7k) posted Nov 01, 2011


Try google. Im not about to go do all the homework for you. Just stating the facts. You could do the old stereoscopic 3d from the 70s but thats about it.

Acidbaby (rep: 6.9k) posted Nov 02, 2011


this looks like it would do the trick.

Equipment and System Requirements for 3D Playback:
Microsoft® Windows® Vista 32/64-bit or Windows 7 32/64-bit
Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 CPU or higher
1GB of system memory (2GB is recommended)
100MB free disk space
Graphics Processing Unit (e.g. NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs)
NVIDIA® 3D Vision kit (NVIDIA 3D Vision / NVIDIA 3D Vision Discover)
Anaglyph (red/cyan) or high tech active shutter glasses
Any desktop LCD or CRT display
LCD monitors with resolutions of 1680x1050 and 1920x1080 capable of 120Hz

solowkoe (rep: 5.7k) posted Nov 04, 2011