A good video card will ensure the best 3D DLP performance.
According to Texas Instruments, 3D DLP display allows a viewer to wear special glasses to see objects on the screen in the third dimension for the most realistic video experience possible. However, in order to work properly a 3D DLP-compatible video card must meet a few minimum operating standards. When choosing a 3D DLP video card, you must consider several factors.
1. Make sure the video card is capable of displaying a 1080p signal. According to Texas Instruments, 1080p display provides a true high definition experience, ideal for 3D DLP display.
2. Choose an AIT or Nvidia video card with DVI or HDMI output. According to I-O Display Systems, a producer of 3D DLP glasses, 3D DLP technology originally was designed to be compatible with Nvidia and ATI high definition video cards. These models, as of June 2010, remain the mostly highly compatible with 3D DLP display.
3. Compare dedicated video card memory. To properly display 3D images, at least 1GB of dedicated video card DDR memory is ideal. Combined with your computer’s minimum 2GB of RAM, this dedicated memory will ensure smoother operation without any display glitches.
4. Choose a 3D DLP video card that is compatible with your system’s available expansion slots. PCI slots are the most common, though some computers offer only PCI Express video card slots. Other niche expansion bays also exist on certain computers, and they may require a special video card. Consult your computer’s specifications or ask a retailer to determine what types of expansion slots are included on your system.
5. Consider your display needs. If you want to hook up more than one monitor to the video card, make sure the 3D DLP-compatible card has multiple outputs. Most low-end video cards contain just one set of DVI or HDMI outputs, whereas a higher-priced model will provide additional output ports.