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    IDF August 2005 :: Intel 'Desktop' Solution

    One of the best kept secrets in the industry appears to have been the VIIV trademark which Intel registered several months back. Many have speculated what this was all about. However, tommorow at IDF Intel will annouce that this is indeed the trademark for their 'Desktrino' platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivatePyle
    I'm confused, not hard I know.

    So does it have north and southbridge chipsets incorporated on chip?

    If so, it could be good for cooling, no seperate hsf for chipset or waterblock.
    I think the idea is if you have an Intel CPU, Northbridge and Southbridge, you can say that you have a 'Desktrino' desktop - so far as I can tell, it just saves you time in telling people what components there are.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    what it means is that someone other than microsoft is taking the hardware requirements of home theatre quite seriously.
    They're looking at positioning it in the home as "the digital media hub"(tm) -
    effectively intel expects to be leading the race.
    interesting from a number of points.
    1) dual core is a must have - presume second core will be dedicated to transcoding or ingesting material - allowing first core to run "pretty things" - so visualisations, dvd playback, playback hd audio etc.
    2) if certain hardware manufacturers in countries not so far from our own (even in the UK) pull their finger out and start developing digital pci decoder cards (hauppage did one about 5 years ago, but was never made commercially) for cable or satellite use - then you get the idea.
    3) if you don't consider it to be a portal - more of a hub - then slave devices can be used to play back recorded shows - it can be used to route live shows to bedroom and controlled over the network (so multiple decoders)
    4) slave audio playback in other rooms of the house - short range FM transmitter would be optimal with a way to change playlists on the fly? tres cool - or over wireless would work - but then would be expensive.

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    just a new way to muscle in on the average joe consumer market.

    'no son, we have to get a VIIV chip is specially built for home computers'

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
    'no son, we have to get a VIIV chip is specially built for home computers'
    The same strength as having an 'Intel inside' then. That was a real marketing winner.
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