Graphics, Hardware

ViewSonic Announces 3D Display for AMD Radeon cards


We received a press release from ViewSonic Europe in regards to launch of company’s second 3D monitor. Two years after their 22" 3D Vision display, ViewSonic launched V3D241wm-LED, Full HD supporting 120Hz display. The interesting part – nVidia 3D Vision is out, and AMD’s Radeons are in.

The display comes with a set of wired active shutter glasses [which oddly, were not present in any of the press shots received] which connect to Evergreen-powered AMD Radeon graphics cards [DirectX 11]. In order for the experience to be complete, the display comes with dual 2W SRS speakers below the display. Given that the headphones are wired, it is a shame that the manufacturer did not offer built-in headphones as well, such as earbuds on the VUZIX line of products.

ViewSonic V3D241wm-LED - 3D enabled display by ViewSonic
ViewSonic V3D241wm-LED – 3D enabled display by ViewSonic

V3D241wm-LED features 2ms Gray-to-Gray response time, backed by 300 cd/m2 LED backlit. Truth to be told, reading through "20,000,000:1" contrast ratio only made us laugh – but that’s the way industry markets their latest products.

Persons quoted in the press release were Darren Grasby, Corporate VP for Sales at AMD’s European operation and James Coulson, Marketing Manager for ViewSonic Europe. We wonder does this have anything to do with an announcement coming this week from the green camp at Santa Clara.