Re: Drivers to support Stereo Viewing in VMD etc using Standard GeForce Cards

From: David Konerding <>
Date: Thu 18 Oct 2001 08:30:38 -0700

"Ross Walker" writes:
>Dear Everyone,
>I thought this might interest some people reading this list who use
>programs such as VMD to visualise molecules. Up until now stereo
>support has been restricted to SGI's and expensive professional graphics
>cards like the NVIDIA Quadro series.

This procedure voids your warranty (just like overclocking) and is also
just plain ethically wrong. Is it really worth it? If you really
think stereo viewing is useful, then include a section in your next
grant proposal for stereo viewing hardware (IE a card that supports
stereo). They aren't that much more expensive and those cards' drivers
have better performance anyway. Now, whether it is ethical for nVidia to
sell you a card which is capable of stereo viewing and antialiased line
drawing in hardware and then disabling it in software since you
paid $100 instead of $500; that's another issue entirely :-)
Received on Thu Oct 18 2001 - 08:30:38 PDT
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