The second part of today's keynote focused on Intel's Digital Home initiatives. Below you'll find Intel's Digital Home platform roadmap:

Intel also showed off a Mac mini-like dual core Yonah desktop system, running a pre-release copy of City of Villains.

We can expect even more small form factor systems next year as Intel really drives their average power consumption down with the move to 65nm and their next-generation architectures.

One interesting use of Intel's dual core technology in the Digital Home was demonstrated in a Hitachi media PC. Armed with a dual core CPU, the Hitachi PC uses some intelligent algorithms to, if the user desires, determine the most exciting parts of a full soccer game and present those clips to the user.

At the end of the keynote, Intel introduced their Premium Entertainment Experience Brand (basically the equivalent of Centrino in the Digital Home world): the Intel VIIV (pronounced vive) brand.

All VIIV PCs come standard with a remote control and Intel Quick Resume technology, allowing your PC to turn on and off instantaneously like a CE device (after the initial boot).The demo Intel performed was truly faster than most TVs with how quickly it turned off and on.

All VIIV PCs will be dual core processors, partially because all VIIV PCs should be able to transcode media into formats that media extenders can play, as quickly as possible.

VIIV PCs also require Windows MCE as well as a specific Intel chipset.

VIIV will launch in the first quarter of 2006, most likely alongside the new 65nm Pentium D processors.

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  • Doormat - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - link

    "VIIV PCs also require Windows MCE as well as a specific Intel chipset."
    Sounds like that specific intel chipset will have East Fork DRM. You're about to be sold down the river by intel.
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  • Leper Messiah - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - link

    Weeee....more propetiary tech that you have to buy from intel...how much is the chipset going to cost? Reply
  • jkostans - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - link

    Looks pretty cool. Lets see if they can deliver. I'm loving this focus on low power, hopefully this will mean good overclocking as well as smaller cheaper to run systems. Reply
  • jkostans - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - link

    Sorry for dual posts but does anyone see the PS3 not lasting the 10 years it's supposed to? I think Sony is going to have some serious problems marketing their system with stuff like this not too far away. Gotta love the talk of consoles replacing PCs... looks like the opposite might happen. Reply
  • Digobick - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - link

    What does that have to do with this article on Intel processors??

    And besides, the PS1 is still being sold today, nearly 10 years after its release (September 9, 1995). The PS2 will most likely continue to be sold until 2010 (released on October 26, 2000). 10 years is certainly not out of the question for the PS3.
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  • jkostans - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - link

    If you want to look at it like that: http://www.icreseller.com/detail.aspx?ID=1304">still being sold

    I'm talking useful life...... PS1 is useless for modern gaming, PS2 will be VERY soon (it has been useless for quite some time IMHO).
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  • brshoemak - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - link

    "If you want to look at it like that: still being sold"

    those are insane! jump my old Tandy computer from 25Mhz to 63Mhz on a cutting-edge 600nm process. think of the potential...
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  • Rock Hydra - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - link

    If the CPU performance is really as disappointing as speculated, then this will be a win for the PC industry. I can't wait to see what arises this generation. Reply
  • bob661 - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - link

    quote:

    Sorry for dual posts but does anyone see the PS3 not lasting the 10 years it's supposed to?
    Not just the PS3 but consoles period. Looks like the new bad ass consoles have just been made obsolete before they've even been released.
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