PS3 3D Resolution Support Limited

"Sony has given word that the PS3 will not support 1080p 3D-enabled games."

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Sony has given word that they will be limiting 3D-enabled games to a resolution of 720p. The news came last week from Sony representative Simon Benson at the Develop Conference. The reasoning behind this is, despite the fact that the PS3 is capable of rendering a 1080p 3D image pair, doing so would impact the console's ability to maintain a play-worthy frame rate of 60fps.

This certainly comes as a disappointment to those enthusiasts with a discerning eye, but Benson was quick to make assurances that even trained professionals have difficulties noticing the difference between the two resolutions. Interestingly enough, Sony gave word that Gran Turismo 5 would be able to provide a 1080p 3D gaming experience at E3 last month. Perhaps we will find there are exceptions to the 720p limit.

When commenting on the general application of 3D in games, Benson mentioned Sony feels it could give more accessibility with the advantage of the increased sensory input.

"I think what’s basically going to happen is that anyone who has stereoscopic 3D televisions and, for example, is playing a driving game, I would imagine you’re likely to find that the accessibility level is higher, that people would generally perform better on their first go. But I think at the high end with the hardcore gamers you'll still see a [3D] advantage there, potentially, but the margins will be far smaller. Again, we don’t really know and it’s something we want to quantify and be a lot clearer on. It’s certainly one thing we are conscious of, and as part of our platform validation cycle we do check these things. We did tests on Wipeout’s online racing modes to make sure that it wasn’t hugely different… It’s not like you’re twice as fast or anything."

 

 

 

 


Blu-ray movies will retain the ability to display at 1080p in 3D when the console's firmware is updated in September, though this is due to the fact that movies run at a lower 24fps.

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26-06-2010, 06:28:36

edithegodfather
Can i do that? I mean, don't i have to go to the dealer i bought it from and ask for warranty?

27-06-2010, 12:53:23

AMDFTW
well you get a warrenty from the dealer anyway the warrenty depends on the brand.

i think if its been longer than 12mnths you go expertvision.

just contact them and see what they say,they will give you a RMA number them you post it to them,and hopefully your turnaround should be about 10days but can be longer or shorter

27-06-2010, 17:27:22

AlienALX
Yeah I'm with Tom on this one. Classic signs tbh. My 280 started doing that in games only. When I returned to the desktop it looked like I was warping through a starfield. Reboot cured it for a while but eventually I would have to turn the PC on and leave it running on pause break for ages for the card to warm up before I could get into Windows. Then it would boot right up until the driver was loaded and just bomb and eventually it totally died.

28-06-2010, 10:04:12

edithegodfather
Yeah :-/ ; and those f*****s from the hardware store didn't want to change my craphic card (i went today at 'em), they said that only if i'm in warranty they'll change it, and it's not :( so i'm only left with changing my graphic card.

But why does this happen? That guy today said that it's from the high temperature changes; he said that i need better cooling inside my computer but how do i do that? I mean, aren't there 3 fans overall in my computer(supply, processor, video card)? Can i get more fans in the computer? Should i change these ones? Should i get a different case? How do you manage the temperature inside the computer? (sorry for my noobness :D )

28-06-2010, 12:09:33

tinytomlogan
what case do you have? I edited your post btw because of the bad language.

28-06-2010, 12:30:59

AlienALX


But why does this happen? That guy today said that it's from the high temperature changes; he said that i need better cooling inside my computer but how do i do that? I mean, aren't there 3 fans overall in my computer(supply, processor, video card)? Can i get more fans in the computer? Should i change these ones? Should i get a different case? How do you manage the temperature inside the computer? (sorry for my noobness :D )



TBH and please remember that this is just my opinion on the matter ; Nvidia have been in trouble for a while. My 9800GT which was a lowish end card idled and maxed at quite serious levels of heat. Looking around me I see that even the 8800GTX idles WAY higher than my Radeons even max at.

This all began with the launch of the 8 series GPUs. It was early in the day then and people just didn't realise the impact these new fangled temps would have on their hardware. In the summertime my 280 idled at 70c. I had a 120mm fan right in front of it but the problem was just everything. There was no way I could feed it cool air as I just didn't have any. At times it would idle nearer 80c. That's just mental. In the end it died which came as absolutely no surprise tbh. Instead of realising this and making sure that their new GPUs ran far cooler Nvidia have just gone on to make hotter bleeding cards. Again it's too early in the day to say how they will pan out over time but with my electronics experience I am absolutely certain that they will fail. It's not a matter of if really more of when. And I would also bet my bum that they will last just over the warranty period and then die.

Also remember that Nvidia released a driver a while back that messed up the fan. I strongly suspect that this was what caused the death of my 280 tbh. Of course there is no way of proving that and I only found out about it recently and by that time I had already sent it back and got screwed on the replacement. I was out of pocket £65.

Which to me is absolutely unforgivable. A company of such stature and magnitude should JUST NOT make mistakes like that. But it's not just that it's everything with Nvidia right now. Even that silly mistake on their SLI chart that I posted today. They're clearly losing their grip.

28-06-2010, 13:48:39

edithegodfather
And isn't there anything that can be done, i mean now i'm thinking of buying a forsa nvidia 9500gt 1 gb ddram2 will it die the same in a year or 2? Can i do anything to prevent it's failure? What's the highest temperature variation it should take, like minimum and maximum?

[Edit]

Again, sorry for my noobness :D .

what case do you have? I edited your post btw because of the bad language.



I don't know :-/ , some big, squary thing with a fan attached on the left side.

29-06-2010, 07:49:44

edithegodfather
I just got my video card today, asus nvidia 9500gt 1gb ddr2 128-bits, but crappy thing is my fps dropped comparred to my old card :D , is it supposed to do that? As in 9500 is that worse compared to 9600?
Now all i need to get is a power supply and cooler xD.

29-06-2010, 08:00:14

AlienALX

And isn't there anything that can be done



Red = ATI. I decided to write a little song for you. Oh OK, I stole it and replaced all the words with RED but hey, it still makes a lot of sense and is funny.


(Go RED) Life is peaceful there
(Go RED) In the open air
(Go RED) Because GREEN is too hot
(Go RED) Nvidia are in the plop

(Go RED) Sun in wintertime
(Go RED) We will do just fine
(Go RED) Where the skies are blue
(Go RED) Low temps are really good for you

Repeat to fade.

29-06-2010, 12:13:15

edithegodfather
I'll see what i can do, i already bought an nvidia now but i wanna replace it some time cuz it's not as good as the previous one.
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