So iPad 2 has 3D chip what does this mean?

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  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    Does it do 3D as certain tvs do or does this mean something entirely different?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    A 3d chip?
     
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    The GPU is capable of 3D images. Just like the GPU in my 1998 Dell box had a 3D capable GPU. All it means is that the GPU can show simulated 3D images on the screen. Like a rotating cube. In fact, all iDevices have a 3D GPU in them.
     
  6. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    I forget where I read this but it was online so okay, no truth to it I take from your guys response. I'm assuming that would be too much money - but then again with a small screen maybe not in iPad 3 maybe?
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I think you might have been reading about i3d?? Maybe
     
  8. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    It does indeed have a 3d chip, but not *that* 3d. It doesn't do the kind of 3d where stuff jumps out of the screen at all (that doesn't need a chip particularly, it needs a special screen and usually special glasses to make it work).

    The 3D chip is the thing that makes the pretty graphics in games - it's 3d because you can view the graphics from any angle, and the camera, characters and so on can move in 3 dimensions rather than just 2 (which would be flat, like a cartoon).
     
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    Polarising filters are not that spesh
     
  10. djf881 macrumors newbie

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    A 3D chip is graphics hardware, for rendering polygonal in game space. 3D hardware is in all modern game consoles and most PCs. Stereoscopic 3D is something different. It duplicates the image to create an optical illusion of depth.
     
  11. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    Do you wear them all the time? :) If it's a pair of glasses you only wear to view a 3d screen, I would say it's a special pair. Actually the first 3d tablets are glasses-free anyway, but they aren't good enough for apple to consider yet I reckon.
     

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