Nvidia kicks off 3D PC revolution at Computex 2010

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang kicked off Computex 2010 with a keynote speech that highlighted the company’s efforts to promote a 3D PC revolution.

“We’re setting the industry up to be able to achieve film-like visual fidelity in computer graphics. And today we’d like to tell you that we would like the [computer] world to move to 3D,” said Huang.

“This is the beginning of the 3D PC revolution. It’s been 10 years since there’s been a revolutionary change in gaming graphics…[So,] we’d like to bring 3D. We believe that 3D games will be the future. This is a really new exciting edition to the way that people play and enjoy their games going forward.”

To illustrate his point, Huang showcased a 3D version of Lost Planet 2 and streamed a live 3D video over the Internet using Nvidia’s 3D Vision PC, Microsoft Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming technology.

Huang also announced the launch of Nvidia’s 3D-enabled, Fermi-based GeForce GTX 465.

The card – which carries a $280 price tag – features 11 dedicated tessellation engines and offers support for Blu-ray 3D, SLI, PhysX as well as next-gen CUDA architecture.

Finally, Huang was joined on stage by Asus CEO Jerry Shen, who showed off a number of “ready-to-go” desktop and notebook 3D PCs.

Prices for the 3D-enabled PCs are expected to begin at $1,500 and include 120Hz, certified display, shutter glasses and pre-installed drivers.