Monitors from Acer, LG, Samsung, and Viewsonic have expanded ecosystem support for AMD HD3D technology
Semiconductor design company AMD has released its Quad Buffer SDK to develop HD3D technology.
The company believes that the software development kit (SDK) will be a vital tool to developers engaged in building immersive stereo 3D capabilities into upcoming game titles.
Furthermore, new passive and active monitors from Acer, LG, Samsung, and Viewsonic have expanded ecosystem support for AMD HD3D technology.
End-users with systems including: the AMD A-Series APUs, AMD Radeon HD 5000 or HD 6000 HD3D-capable graphics products now have even more choice due to the Open Stereo 3D initiative in building their stereo 3D gaming or Blu-ray 3D playback system.
AMD Graphics Division corporate vice president and general manager Matt Skynner said, "AMD HD3D technology has reached critical mass, with more games, more movies, and supporting hardware and software from many of the industry’s leading vendors."
"The addition of the Quad Buffer SDK can help our many developer partners make stereo 3D a standard part of future game titles," Skynner added.
The company said that a big part of enabling stereo 3D support is the ability of AMD graphics hardware to drive four frame buffers simultaneously. AMD Quad Buffer SDK, available on AMD Developer Central, is designed to enable game and application developers to accelerate development time of stereo 3D within their titles.
The SDK provides clear guidelines on how to implement stereo 3D to help ensure that it can be enjoyed across the expanding ecosystem of monitors and stereo 3D glasses supporting AMD HD3D technology. Additionally, the quad buffer can be used to add native support for stereo 3D in video games and supports DirectX 9, 10 and 11, said AMD.