QOTD: Do You Want True 3D Graphics for Games?

Both AMD and Nvidia are recently nearly neck to neck in terms of graphics performance. If you are fortunate enough to own a card from either company, you no doubt are able to play the latest games without a problem--especially when you're running in CrossFire or SLI.

Graphics processors are becoming ever speedy. More speed, more memory, and of course, more features. The latest generation of GPUs offer incredible processing power as well as being extremely programmable. However, in recent years, not many games have been able to take true advantage of some of the most powerful GPUs. Even GPUs from two years ago or older are able to hold their own in recent games without much problem.

Now, 3D glasses are making their way back into the limelight. But this isn't the first time 3D stereo glasses have tried to make a mark with gamers. There have been many failures. Nvidia is clearly making a push to bring them back with its GeForce 3D Vision.

The question of the day is: Do you want true 3D stereo for games or do you care less?

Most of today's games hardly cause our GPUs to break a sweat, and because of their programmability, GPUs are extremely versatile. Needless to say, GPU technology is way ahead of today's games. Perhaps it's a good time now for game developers to take true advantage of recent GPU technology and GPU speeds to do things such as support stereo 3D glasses or add more realism, detail or eye-candy to games.

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  • mi1ez
    Would rather have better physics and more innovative games.
  • Anonymous
    Never mind this kind of thing, why isn't someone developing commercial applications using the much easier, far more compelling solution like this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw
  • MKeeper
    I would rather get the texture / physics correct.

    Even the latest "cutting edge" games like Far Cry 2 still don't look photo-realistic.

    The intro-videos on consoles still looks light years ahead of anything we get in-game.

    Gotta keep cranking them out .. when they can make a computer game look the same as it does in the cinema ... then I'll start paying attention