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How is ATIs HD3D offering nowadays? Currently I'm in camp green but am seriously thinking of going ATI sometime in spring. They apparently fixed their limitation of Crossfire & HD3D a while ago so I'd think it all boils down to how well current games render?

The NVidia stuff sort of works most of the time but their restrictive driver policy is getting annoying. I'm in need of a new projector anyway as my current one is dying and their certified displays list is a joke. Not one single 1080p capable projector and this is 2012. I do realize that 3D will most likely only work in 720p/60 via HDMI 1.4 due to bandwidth limitations but seriously.. I refuse to buy a 720p projector. My first Sanyo Z3 was 720p and it was great at the time but this is 2012. Anyway, enough hardware rant.

The biggest letdown for me was witcher2 which was even advertised as 3D vision ready and rendered all shadows with the wrong depth. The game itself was terrific but the 3D experience was terrible. Skyrim was pretty much awesome on the other hand.

What's your experience with ATI?
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1080p 3D @ 60fps works fine over HDMI 1.4
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Well i have tried 3D with AMD with DLP Projector @ 1024*768 and experience was horrible. If you expect yo use 3D stick to Nvidia simple as that. There are just too many thing to go wrong with AMD because you have to find the hardware and software yourself.
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1080p 3D @ 60fps works fine over HDMI 1.4
It does? Makes me wonder why the NVidia software would limit it then

Their concept sounds good on paper because it is open. Sure I'd have to find a suitable projector but that wouldn't be that much of a problem most likely. Provided their rendering software is somewhat up to the task. What were your issues with it ZealotKi11er?
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1080p 3D @ 60fps works fine over HDMI 1.4

No it doesn't. It does 30fps instead of the usual 24 over hdmi 1.4 though. You can use 60 fps 3d on DVI or display port.

AMD HD3D is just works with games that natively support 3d like trine 2, or with tri-def, or iz3d which I don't think is supported any longer.
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Regarding the 1080p30 vs 720p60 I'd rather pick 720p60 because I'm really sensitive to anything below 60FPS. True heaven would be 1080p120 but the members of the HDMI forum would need to get their heads out of their butts and finish HDMI2.0 to make that work.
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tri-def
That's probably the main piece of software in the chain which I'm concerned about mostly. I recall BF3 having native HD3D support but everything else was supposed to work with that launcher. The worst things that happened over in camp green were crosshairs and/or shadows rendering at the wrong depth. Water reflections also seem pretty tricky to get right.
Borderlands2 was fine but I didn't try Dishonored so far.
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