updated 01:00 pm EDT, Tue August 28, 2007
iZ3D 22-inch Display
iZ3D on Tuesday switched from its mainstay 3D glasses to LCDs with the 22-inch iZ3D Monitor. Targeted at both gamers and 3D modelers, the display is one of the few to actively generate a stereoscopic 3D image with the same CPUs and video cards used by high-end users at home and at work: NVIDIA's GeForce 8-series cards and AMD's ATI FireGL V3600 can both recognize the display, while anyone with a Core 2 Duo or Quad can use spare CPU resources to generate the final image. The 3D system at the heart of the LCD is much easier on the eyes than some screens, iZ3D notes, as it relies on passive glasses and is easily adjusted to avoid headaches.
The 22-inch screen can operate in a traditional 2D mode and manages the same 1680x1050 resolution and 5ms pixel response as these traditional displays. Contrast is measured at 600:1. The display attaches to supporting computers through either DVI or VGA and launches tomorrow for $999 with initial support for Windows XP or Vista PCs.