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I thought I'd start this to ask 2 questions:

1. I've been looking at a really cheap 24" 3D capable monitor (~£130), and it's not until I looked around that I found AMD only support a handful of monitors, and that most 3D monitors are supposedly "locked" to NV only. Is this true? Are there some intricacies of the shutter mechanism that differ between manufacturers?

I know NV support it in their drivers, whereas AMD require some frankly weird looking 3rd party software...

2. Has anyone used 3D + AMD? I know, I know, if I wanted 3D I should have gone with nvidia, but is the AMD version comparable in terms of performance and quality?

Thanks!
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As far as my knowledge goes, 3D monitors don't come with any glasses but I could be wrong. But for AMD+3D goes it works and very well. The 3D drivers I've used produced excellent results on my Samsung 3D 50inch plasma, that does have glasses. The driver I tested is http://www.tridef.com/download/TriDef-3D-4.5.1.html there is another one I can't remember but didn't work well. Performance wise my pc didn't take much of a hit, I think about an overall 10 fps drop. But still high never the less, it would be interesting to see what fps your system gets Have you got a 3D telly yet mate?
    
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I haven't got a 3d TV, no.

I don't really want to spend £500+ on one either, but I don't mind spending £160 on something like this.

But I'm assuming this wouldn't work, as you have to buy glasses separately and all shutter glasses that plug into PCs are nvidia.

Is this correct?
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