NVIDIA 3D Vision for Quadro - Windows


NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics boards support many stereo display solutions and Quad Buffered OpenGL applications, including NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses and displays. Support for NVIDIA 3D Vision on Quadro graphics boards is available on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Linux both 32 and 64 bit versions.

Linux customers click here

Supported QUADRO Boards
Professional, flicker free, stereo through the
on board stereo connector
Stereo controlled through USB, occasional flickering of the glasses may occur
Quadro K5000 – with stereo connector
Quadro K4000 – with stereo connector
Quadro Plex 7000
Quadro 6000
Quadro 5000
Quadro 4000 – with stereo connector
Quadro Plex 2200 D2
Quadro FX 5800
Quadro FX 4800
Quadro FX 3800 – with stereo connector
Quadro FX 5600
Quadro FX 4700 X2
Quadro FX 4600
Quadro FX 3700
Quadro CX
Quadro K2000
Quadro 2000
Quadro 2000D
Quadro FX 1800*
Quadro K600
Quadro 600
Quadro FX 580*
Quadro 410
Quadro FX 380
Quadro FX 380 LP
Quadro FX 1700
Quadro FX 570
Quadro FX 370

Quadro K5000M
Quadro K4000M
Quadro K3000M
Quadro K2000M
Quadro K1000M
Quadro K500M
Quadro 5010M
Quadro 5000M
Quadro FX 3800M
Quadro FX 3700M
Quadro FX 2800M
Quadro FX 2700M
Quadro FX 1800M
Quadro FX 1700M
Quadro FX 880M
Quadro FX 770M
Quadro FX 380M
Quadro FX 370M

* VBIOS update may be required, contact your provider.

Supported displays are listed here.

For Quadro boards with a stereo connector, use the 3-pin mini-din to 1/8” stereo cable that comes with the 3D Vision kit to connect the graphics board to the emitter. This cable provides a direct connection from the GPU to the glasses to make sure they are switching at the correct time.

Note: 3D Vision glasses kits sold in Europe and Asia do not currently contain this cable. For Europe, an upgrade kit from PNY is available (P/N: QSP-3DV-KIT) thru the Quadro channel. Please contact your Quadro distributor or contact NVIDIA support if you need more information.


Download and install the R197.03 (or newer) driver

Download and install the 3D Vision USB Driver for 3D Vision glasses:

Windows XP 32/64, Windows Vista 32/64 and Windows 7 32/64


Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and enable the OpenGL stereo display method in the “Manage 3D Settings” tab:

When connecting to a 3D Vision-Ready LCD, Projector or CRT:
  • For boards with the stereo connector, select “On-board DIN connector (with NVIDIA IR Emitter)” and plug in the 3 pin mini-din to 1/8” stereo cable that came with your 3D Vision glasses kit.
  • For boards without the mini-din select “Generic Active Stereo (with NVIDIA IR Emitter)”.
Note: If using a 120Hz LCD, make sure the display refresh rate is set at 110Hz
or 120Hz.

When connecting to a 3D capable DLP TV:
  • Select “3D DLP Display (with NVIDIA IR Emitter)”

Turn on stereo under the Stereo-Enable entry