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Nvidia 3D Vision 2 makes 3D twice as bright

Nvidia has lifted the curtain on its next generation of 3D PC products, and they promise to make your games brighter and more colourful.

PCs were way ahead of the console pack in terms of 3D gaming, and now they look to be pulling away even more thanks to Nvidia's next generation of 3D tech.

Named Nvidia 3D Vision 2, it encompasses redesigned glasses that look far from NHS-issue, and new technology promising brighter, more colourful images, making for a more immersive gaming experience. Now the nights are drawing in, what better excuse could you need to get your geek on?

Nvidia 3D LightBoost technology promises to make your games twice as bright, with far richer colours to boot. It'll also reduce ghosting -- when fast-moving images appear to leave a 'trail' behind.

The first product to feature the tech is the Asus VG278H, a 27-inch LED full HD monitor. It features a 3D HDMI 1.4 input, and dual-link DVI input, enabling you to enjoy full 1080p HD 3D gaming. Phew. If you can get your 3D games to look any better than this, we'd like to see it.

The Nvidia 3D Vision 2 glasses are 20 per cent lighter than the company's first-generation pair, with a wider viewing area and better light blocking. They're made of soft composite materials, meaning a more comfortable fit, even if you're flinging insults at someone on the other side of the world using gaming headphones and a mic.

They're active shutter too, meaning that they're more advanced than a passive pair. Some people have complained however that active glasses make them feel sick, so maybe try before you buy.

The monitor and glasses will be out before the end of October. There's no word on a UK price, but in the US they'll cost $699 (£442) for the set, or $149 (£95) for just the glasses.

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