AMD certainly left no doubt as to whether or not it wants 3D to flourish, seeing as how it officially announced software kit developed with this very purpose in mind. They have been anything but passive recently, even if half, or more, of the news regarding its activities came from rumors and reports. Still, now that the primarily indirectly discovered details on its CPUs, APUs and video cards have found their way to the web, the outfit closes the week with a formal press release.
This move was meant to announce the existence of a specially-created development kit known as AMD Quad Buffer SDK for AMD HD3D technology. Basically, it is a tool for companies that make immersive 3D games, as well as those IT players that make monitors (Acer, LG, Samsung, Viewsonic, etc.).
“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,” stated Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Graphics Division.
In order to use the software, end-users need a system equipped with an AMD A-Series APU or an AMD Radeon HD 5000 or HD 6000 HD3D-capable graphics card.
“As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of quality eyewear, we are paving the way with our innovative patented lens technology and excellent HD 3D optics. By working with partners like AMD, we are delivering an exceptional stereo 3D experience to our customers,” said Mark McNabb VP Entertainment and Sports for MARCHON 3D.