Monday, 30 May 2011

3D bits

Time to take a little peek at a few pieces of 3D and GPU news. First it is always great to see new mobile graphics upgrades - I am a real laptop fan, I like that our computers, setup, software, digital lives can follow us around. That said I also like grunt - superb 3D real-time performance and more.

Here is a promo vid for NVIDIA's new GTX 560M which wields 192 CUDA cores and MHz in all directions. While in FBE we have shifted of late to the Workstation class graphics because of our vendor relationships (currently HP) - we do have some of these class of GPUs and the hardware is fun.



Seeing these laptops with built in 3D is groovy, NVIDIA now have their glasses a little cheaper if we give up the wireless versions (article). The Engadget mini-report on the 560M has some nice specs and comparisons as well.

I have to say that I have only watched a handful of movies and done a little bit of gaming and 3D visualisation in 3D. So far it is still powerful and a real leap forward in the immersion. Just to keep my enthusiasm in check, here is an interesting article on 'Why 3D doesn't work and never will. Case closed' by Roger Ebert.

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Just adding a link to this video today which shows off what NVIDIA is doing in the more mobile arena. This video showing dynamic lighting and cloth effects on 4 cores under Honeycomb:

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