Intel recently briefed system builders on the requirements for devices to qualify for the firm's Hometrino brand "Viiv". The reference entertainment platform will be based on Pentium D dual-core processors and 945/955X/975X chipsets or the upcoming Pentium M dual-core Yonah in combination with a 945GT chipset. Sources told Tom's Hardware Guide that the 945GT chipset will be offered for custom system designs only.
Early Viiv platforms are expected to debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Intel will use the tradeshow also as launch platform for its Yonah-based Pentium M dual-core and single-core processors. (THG)