Nvidia kicks off 3D PC revolution at Computex 2010

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang kicked off Computex 2010 with a keynote speech that highlighted the company's efforts to promote a 3D PC revolution.

"We're setting the industry up to be able to achieve film-like visual fidelity in computer graphics. And today we'd like to tell you that we would like the [computer] world to move to 3D," said Huang.

Nvidia kicks off 3D PC revolution at Computex 2010"This is the beginning of the 3D PC revolution. It's been 10 years since there's been a revolutionary change in gaming graphics...[So,] we'd like to bring 3D. We believe that 3D games will be the future. This is a really new exciting edition to the way that people play and enjoy their games going forward."



To illustrate his point, Huang showcased a 3D version of Lost Planet 2 and streamed a live 3D video over the Internet using Nvidia's 3D Vision PC, Microsoft Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming technology.

Huang also announced the launch of Nvidia's 3D-enabled, Fermi-based GeForce GTX 465.

The card - which carries a $280 price tag - features 11 dedicated tessellation engines and offers support for Blu-ray 3D, SLI, PhysX as well as next-gen CUDA architecture.

Finally, Huang was joined on stage by Asus CEO Jerry Shen, who showed off a number of "ready-to-go" desktop and notebook 3D PCs.

Prices for the 3D-enabled PCs are expected to begin at $1,500 and include 120Hz, certified display, shutter glasses and pre-installed drivers.