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ASUS Launches World’s First NVIDIA 3D Vision Notebook—the G51J 3D; Industry Leaders Declare Support for 3D Ecosystem
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Bryan Del Rizzo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nov. 18, 2009—Introduced earlier this year for desktop PCs, NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology instantly became the preferred 3D solution for playing computer games, watching movies, or viewing photographs in full resolution stereoscopic 3D. NVIDIA today, along with the world’s leading PC manufacturers, notebook panel manufacturers, and content developers, is pleased to announce the expansion of the NVIDIA 3D Vision ecosystem to include high-definition notebook platforms that integrate advanced 120Hz 3D Vision-capable displays directly into the chassis for on-the-go 3D.
“We are extremely excited about bringing the first NVIDIA 3D Vision notebook to market,” said PC Wang, Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Notebook Business Unit, System Business Group at ASUS. “NVIDIA and ASUS have a passion for gaming and cutting-edge technology, and this is another example of how great companies working together can deliver awesome new platforms to our combined customers.”
NVIDIA is leading a transformation of the PC gaming and entertainment experience from flat 2D to rich 3D worlds. NVIDIA 3D Vision technology is a combination of high-tech wireless glasses, a wide-range IR emitter, and advanced software that transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D experiences. More than 400 PC games work out of the box with NVIDIA 3D Vision, and recent games such as Resident Evil 5, Borderlands, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Star Trek D-A-C are providing gamers with truly immersive gaming experiences, complete with additional 3D cut scenes and out-of-screen visual effects—which leading gaming publications are calling “impressive” and “truly a feast for the eyes.”
“Resident Evil 5 garnered some of the best reviews we have ever seen, many of which extolled the virtues of NVIDIA 3D Vision technology,” said Jun Takeuchi, General Manager of R&D Strategic Planning Department at Capcom. “Resident Evil 5 in true 3D presents an amazingly immersive gaming experience. We look forward to further collaboration with NVIDIA to bring PC gaming to the next 3D level.”
NVIDIA has worked closely with display manufacturers, including CPT, LG, CMO, and Samsung, to bring state-of-the-art 120Hz 3D Vision-capable panels to notebook platforms. These new displays provide stellar 2D capability with crystal clear images, but also deliver flicker-free 3D, with support for high definition playback of 3D games, movies, and photographs.
“NVIDIA 3D Vision is by far the most immersive, highest quality, full-resolution stereoscopic 3D technology available today,“ said Ryan Chung, Chief Director of Notebook Business Unit of CPT. “This is an exciting time for users, who will finally be able to see their games, movies and pictures with true 3D depth.”
“LG Display is planning to fully support NVIDIA 3D Vision technology with our next generation of 120Hz notebook panels,” said David Choi, Vice President, LG Display.
“NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology provides the best 3D experience that we have seen, and we look forward to bringing this technology to market on notebook panels,” said SH Moon, Vice President, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung LCD Division is fully behind NVIDIA’s 3D Vision ecosystem.”
With notebook displays available, PC manufacturers are eager to bring 3D Vision notebooks to market. Notebooks will include the 120Hz 3D Vision-capable panel and bundle 3D Vision active-shutter glasses. ASUS is readying the first ever NVIDIA 3D Vision notebook—the ASUS G51J 3D—for worldwide release in early December, followed by other OEMs in 2010, including Clevo and others.
“We look forward to bringing NVIDIA 3D Vision-capable notebooks to the market,” said Stephen Chien, WW Sales and Marketing VP at Clevo. “The era of 3D is upon us, and immersive 3D gaming and movie watching is indeed an exciting proposition.”
“NVIDIA 3D Vision is the best 3D technology available today,” said Vincent Sung, VP of Notebook Engineering team at MSI. “We are excited about developing new MSI notebooks that offer this awesome technology and bring 3D gaming and movies to the masses.”
NVIDIA and ASUS will be demonstrating the NVIDIA 3D Vision ASUS G51J 3D notebook on press tour and publicly for the first time at the Wine, Dine & Demo Press Event on Nov. 19th in New York City. For more information about Wine, Dine & Demo, please visit www.pepcom.com.
For more information about NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, please visit: www.nvidia.com/3DVision.
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from portable media players to notebooks to workstations. NVIDIA’s expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. Fortune magazine has ranked NVIDIA #1 in innovation in the semiconductor industry for two years in a row. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.
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