Monitors Hardware Options

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CRT Monitors

Iiyama HM204DT

This is a 22inch (20inch viewable) monitor which can be configured at 1280x1024 at 120 Hz


  • A90: cheap low end 19". Good investment
  • G220fb: nicer 21" monitor. Also good, supports much higher refresh rates than the A90.
  • G225f: Seems to be ViewSonic's latest offering. Pushed it to 119.9 Hz. I tried several different resolutions, starting from the max, before it gave me the ~120 Hz refresh. This monitor was plug and play a new Dual G5 (6/06), the awesome Quadro FX 4500, and NuVision 60GX Emitter/Glasses Combo. Very choice if you have the means.


  • Samsung SyncMaster 191T+ (Digital Flat Panel) -- very nice


  • FP2141SB-BK (A high-refresh display for stereo 3D graphics) -- What Warren uses (at 1440x1050).

Graphics cards : Stereo-ready

Nvidia Cards

NVidia release proprietary drivers for its cards. Linux drivers for 32-bit and 64-bit can be downloaded from their site.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100

This is a very fast and stable graphics card. It has an AGP 8X interface.


While not Quadro cards, these are still very good, cheaper alternatives.

  • GeForce 5600 XTQ -- nice low end card (4000-5000 FPS in glxgears 1600x1200 dual)
  • GeForce 5950 Ultra -- nice mid level card (~9000 FPS in glxgears 1600x1200 dual)
  • GeForce 6800 Ultra -- nice high end card (>14,000 FPS in glxgears 1600x1200 dual)

LCD Glasses and Emitters

Nuvision 60GX

These glasses can handle a very high refresh rate (at least 120 Hz)

Hardware combinations that work

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100 graphics card + Iiyama HM204DT monitor + Nuvision 60GX glasses

This combination provides a very pleasant 3D experience which won't fatigue your eyes.