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NVIDIA To Answer ATI With GeForce 7950 GT And 7900 GS

Taiwan Makers Plan To Produce FVD Burners, FVD-R Discs

NVIDIA To Answer ATI With GeForce 7950 GT And 7900 GS

NVIDIA is beginning an active promotion of its GeForce 7900 GS and 7950 GT solutions based on G71 GPU. These novelties will compete with ATI's Radeon X1900 Pro and X1650 XT.

The 7950 GT will see the light on September 14, the source says. On that day we also expect ATI Radeon X1950 XTX and X1950 CrossFire though these are to be officially announced on August 23. The 7900 GS will be unveiled on August 30.

Source: it.com

Taiwan Makers Plan To Produce FVD Burners, FVD-R Discs

Leading manufacturers of optical discs and optical disc drives in Taiwan, in an attempt to promote the Taiwan-developed DVD format FVD (forward versatile disc), are developing PC-use FVD burners and FVD-R (write once) discs through cooperation with fellow makers in China, with volume production to begin next quarter at the earliest, according to Taiwan industry sources.

The format has been developed in Taiwan by joint efforts of Advanced Optical Storage Research Alliance (AOSRA) and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). It's called to become a more affordable alternative to HD DVD and Blu-ray. FVD utilizes red laser of the same wavelength and same pit size as DVD has. Having narrowed the track, developers increased layer capacity to 5.4GB from DVD's 4.7GB. While this is not much, FVD specifications imply up to 3 layers making total of 15GB, which already can compete with HD-DVD and Blu-ray.

Taiwan makers have offered FVD players and recorders (for movies mainly), and the next step to boost FVD is to offer PC-use burners and corresponding recordable discs, said chairman Der-ray Huang for the Taiwan Information Storage Association.

Although many Taiwan makers are interested in production of FVD-R discs, they hold a low-key attitude in order to avoid conflict with Philips' promotion of its new CD-R patent licensing scheme Veeza, the sources pointed out. For Taiwan makers of optical disc drives, there are actually no technological barriers to making FVD burners, but the success of boosting the product hinges considerably on the adoption of the FVD standard by international PC brands, the sources indicated.

Source: DigiTimes, iXBT

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