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AMD64 Live! and Intel Viiv

AMD's first try in platform branding. Expect the AMD 64 Live! Logo to be branded and marketed just like Intel's Centrino and Viiv.

AMD’s first try in platform branding. Expect the AMD 64 Live ! Logo to be branded and marketed just like Intel’s Centrino and Viiv.

Hewlett-Packard will be one of the first companies offering a Live! branded PC. This is the Media Center 7300n series.

Hewlett-Packard will be one of the first companies offering a Live ! branded PC. This is the Media Center 7300n series.

Just like Intel's Viiv, AMD's Live! logo calls for several minimum hardware requirements - foremost a dual-core processor. In AMD's case that is at least an Athlon 64 X2 4200+ CPU.

Just like Intel’s Viiv, AMD’s Live ! logo calls for several minimum hardware requirements - foremost a dual-core processor. In AMD’s case that is at least an Athlon 64 X2 4200+ CPU.

AMD believes that the perfect media center PC will be an "enabling" device that stores and provides access to digital media content, but essentially remains a PC in its looks and functionality.

AMD believes that the perfect media center PC will be an "enabling" device that stores and provides access to digital media content, but essentially remains a PC in its looks and functionality.

While Intel Viiv will provide exclusive content, AMD stresses its efforts on "non-exclusive" content that is being made available through the Live! platform. Live!, however will act as a bridge to more interactivity than previous entertainment center PCs.

While Intel Viiv will provide exclusive content, AMD stresses its efforts on "non-exclusive" content that is being made available through the Live ! platform. Live !, however will act as a bridge to more interactivity than previous entertainment center PCs.

Intel's Viiv is heading into a different direction. Viiv - for the most part - is not a system that we would put in our office. These are dual-core processor-equipped devices that are designed to fit into the design of a common family room and look like a

Intel’s Viiv is heading into a different direction. Viiv - for the most part - is not a system that we would put in our office. These are dual-core processor-equipped devices that are designed to fit into the design of a common family room and look like a

Intel has shown several dozens of different Viiv PCs - such as this "GoldenGate" prototype - a Mac mini clone that was presented with a Core Duo processor at the Spring Intel Developer Forum 2006.

Intel has shown several dozens of different Viiv PCs - such as this "GoldenGate" prototype - a Mac mini clone that was presented with a Core Duo processor at the Spring Intel Developer Forum 2006.

Another small form factor Viiv PC that is headed for production, according to Intel sources.

Another small form factor Viiv PC that is headed for production, according to Intel sources.

The commercially available Viiv PC portfolio includes this LG entertainment center PC shown at the Consumer Electronics Show 2006.

The commercially available Viiv PC portfolio includes this LG entertainment center PC shown at the Consumer Electronics Show 2006.

It's up to manufacturers to decide on the form factor of Viiv PC, as long as they integrate a Pentium D 800, 900 or Core Duo dual-core processor, a recent PCIe chipset and an Intel-based LAN client. Acer sells a Viiv PC that looks just like your average P

It’s up to manufacturers to decide on the form factor of Viiv PC, as long as they integrate a Pentium D 800, 900 or Core Duo dual-core processor, a recent PCIe chipset and an Intel-based LAN client. Acer sells a Viiv PC that looks just like your average P

Viiv logos will also make their way onto devices that enable certain Viiv-related functions and interact with systems that support Viiv. An example is this digital media converter that is rumored to be soon offered by Dell.