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Nvidia to end driver support for 3D Vision and Mobile Kepler

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Nvidia to end driver support for 3D Vision and Mobile Kepler

Nvidia to end driver support for 3D Vision and Mobile Kepler

Most PC gamers will remember the "3D Vision" era for Nvidia graphics hardware, back when 3D technology was the new hotness in the world of cinema, televisions and both console/PC gaming. Fast forward into the modern day, you will know that things didn't work out with 3D technology, with practically no current-gen monitors or TVs supporting the technology. 

Nvidia has announced that they are moving their 3D Vision technology support into Legacy mode, which means that Geforce 418 will be the last driver version to offer any changes to their 3D Vision implementation. After this driver, Nvidia will only update their 3D Vision driver to patch critical issues, though this will only last until April 2020.  

Many of Nvidia's 3D Vision compliant displays were mostly used as high refresh rate monitors for gamers, ignoring their 3D feature set in favour of higher refresh rates in modern games. This helped to propel the popularity of 120Hz monitors, leading us to today, where 144Hz monitors are fairly common at retailers.

Nvidia's Kepler-based mobile graphics cards are also set to move to legacy support, with Keplar making up much of Nvidia's 600-series, 700-series and 900-series mobile lineups. Moving these products to legacy status will allow Nvidia support to free up more time, which can be dedicated to newer Maxwell, Pascal and Turing products. 

Nvidia to end driver support for 3D Vision and Mobile Kepler  


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11-03-2019, 10:09:02

WillSK
About time.. Consumer 3D is just a waste of time. I've never been wowed by the tech enough to warrant wanting to sit watching telly wearing special glasses.

Give me amazing 4/8K and HDR over 3D any dayQuote

11-03-2019, 10:11:43

Arne Saknussemm
Good riddance...I hate un-checking those boxes when installing drivers....Quote

11-03-2019, 10:23:08

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post
Good riddance...I hate un-checking those boxes when installing drivers....
Probably still be there, but just no new versions :P

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Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
About time.. Consumer 3D is just a waste of time. I've never been wowed by the tech enough to warrant wanting to sit watching telly wearing special glasses.

Give me amazing 4/8K and HDR over 3D any day
In all fairness to Samsung 3dTV. I watched Avengers first movie on it, and the special effects were outstanding, just like the cinema. However over the years it seems that the 3D applied effects to movies got less and less then just fizzled out. Surprised Nvidia waited this long. No one else has kept it going.Quote

11-03-2019, 12:51:40

Arne Saknussemm
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Probably still be there, but just no new versions :P
Doh!Quote
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