AMD plans to embrace the Athlon FX and X2 and to sell them as part of the Live platform. The company already has a trade mark on the name. This programme will be an attempt to persuade manufacturers to get much closer to Microsoft Vista and to buy more AMD chips, naturally. AMD needs machines that will be able to meet Vista premium logo requirements. The board itself will have to feature S-ATA and RAID. RAID is not a requirement if you are making a small lunchbox style PC. The board has to support 5.1 audio and 10/100/Gigabit LAN, while 802.11x support is optional.More details over at here.
AMD to counter Intel Viiv with Live
Posted on Thursday, Feb 16 2006 @ 10:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck