I’m planning to buy Samsung 2233RZ with Nvidia 3D kit but since I never got any chance to watch any 3D movie or game – I would like all of you to help me to understand about this technology.
Is it a right choice to go for 3D monitor or shall I buy a normal LCD 22” monitor.
Mostly I’m playing games and watching movies.
Sys Spec are CPU is Q6600 mobo Asus P5Q with Nvidia 8800GT 4GB RAM
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Nvidia 3D uses active shutter LCD technology. Each frame is rendered twice (one for each eye) and the LCD shutter glasses alternate very fast in sync with the different frames on the screen to create the 3D technology. This however does two things: 1.) It halves your frames-per-second, actually expect it to drop 50 to 60% from what it is when you are playing without 3D. 2.) Because of the LCD shutter glasses, your view will always be darker in 3D mode (the glasses are tinted) and you won't see the same colors you can see without the glasses.
There are advantages to using this monitor outside of 3D. For gaming for instance, a 120Hz refresh-rate LCD makes a HUGE difference compared to a 60Hz LCD. I play Call of Duty 4 and the 120Hz LCD is so smooth and the frame response is CRT-like.
If you are going to be using Nvidia 3D vision, I have to suggest a much powerful card. An 8800GT isn't going to cut it, especially since your frames will be halved in 3D mode. I am using a GTX 260 (core 192, the old one, not the core 216) and Most games are 45-55fps in 3D mode. COD4, Fallout 3, Age of Empires are smooth. Battlefield Bad Company 2 at 15-25 fps (not smooth).
ok then i'm going to upgrade my RAM from 4GB DDR2 to 8GB DDR3 regarding GPU - i was checking few graph here: http://www.anandtech.com...was-it-worth-the-wait-/9 and little bit confused where to go now. rest of my PSU is already 750WATT and i think i don't have to upgrade it for 3D coming to the 3D monitors - again i'm not sure about samsung vs acer - what i can understand, samsung is good in lcd screens but still i'll listen to u guys before taking any final decision. so far its confirm that: - i need to upgrade RAM - GPU to be upgraded but what should i buy? GTX 470 or 480 or 270 or 275 or 280 etc - 3D monitor is big question, then thanks for your help and i'm sure i'll get my reply shortly. thanx
I think 4GB RAM is more than adequate for 3D gaming. I am running a 4GB setup right now because my 3rd stick from the 6GB kit had to be RMA'ed, and there aren't really any noticeable dip in my fps (running in dual channel too, instead of triple). The P5Q is P45 chipset IIRC and you can only use DDR2 on that, you can't use DDR3 without changing motherboards.
As for video card, it depends. The q6600 could bottleneck your 470/480's performance. Do you overclock your q6600? Maybe somebody who has more experience with that chip and the Fermi cards can help you out. Finding a 275/285 might be harder now since there's very few left and their prices are still pretty high, even for used ones.
I'm not regular gamer - but interested in very few of old/lastest games, like: MOH COD GTA & Crysis I think i really need a advance GPU and for that I'm planning to go for nVidia 470 bcoz 480 is little bit out of range. i'll be getting it (470) soon and will buy 3D kit & LCD 3D monitor when Crysis 2 is about to release. thanks for ur help. MWVirk
ohhh BTW 1 more help -can i use 470 on Asus P5Q mobo
Make sure you have 120hz Samsung LCD Monitor. To activate 3d vision Technology, you need at least 2 GTX 260 or GTX 465 to run 3 Display Monitor.
Yes, the PCIE lane hasn't really changed since that motherboard (socket 775 chipsets) compared to the motherboards now (1156 and 1366). It's still full 16x lane for a single PCIE x16 card IIRC.
Just to clarify, 2 GTX260's are not required for 3D Vision technology, it can work with only 1 NVIDIA card but it may be extremely slow due to the amount of power the 3D Vision requires for your video card. 2 GTX480's in SLI are required for 3D Vision Surround if that is what he is referring to.