Intel Viiv platform to arrive in volume by early February

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 13 2005 @ 00:52 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AOpen, Shuttle, Acer, Gigabyte and MSI will launch their Intel Viiv platform based small-form factor PCs in January 2006, with volume production planned for early February, DigiTimes reports.
Intel’s Viiv platform will consist of the dual-core Pentium D 800/900 CPU line, 945 and 955 chipsets with ICH7 DH southbridge chip and Intel Pro/100 PM/PL/VE/VM network cards, indicated the sources. The new platform will be capable of Intel’s Audio Codec 5.1/5.1-channel connector with 2.1 SPDIF digital output, NCQ-enabled SATA drive and only support the Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) operating system, the sources added.
According to sources at the companies Intel will launch the Viiv platform on January 9, 2006.


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