Viewsonic releases new Nvidia supported 3D monitor

While the jury is still out on whether or not consumers will embrace 3D technology, graphics chip company Nvidia is still trying to push its 3D Vision technology to play games with its shutter based glasses. This week one of Nvidia's partners Viewsonic announced plans to release a new 24-inch PC monitor designed to work with Nvidia's 3D Vision glasses.

The V3D245 LED monitor has support for full 1080p resolutions, a 120Hz frame refresh rate, a contrast ratio of 20 million to 1 and an HDMI 1.4 port. The Nvidia 3D Vision wireless emitter is build into the monitor eliminating the need for an external emitter box. The monitor also comes with two 3D glasses which can be used to view 3D enabled Blu-Ray movies and over 550 PC games that support Nvidia's 3D Vision tech. The monitor will be released later this month for $499 which is a lower price compared to previously released 3D supported monitors.

However many still believe that 3D viewing of movies and games are struggling to find their way into homes with many feeling that consumers are more than happy with their current TV and PC gaming set ups. A recent study even indicated that people just feel that watching 3D content can be physically discomforting. Venture Beat reports that during Electronic Arts' latest quarterly conference call with analysts, its CEO John Riccitiello said, "We have not seen a big uptake in 3D TVs in the home. We are not here trying to drive a market. We are here to react to what consumers want."

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