First batch of VIIV PCs not to support DMA

Intel is scheduled to launch its "Viiv" consumer PC platform at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in the US on January 9, with 1-2 models based on the platform available from Acer, AOpen, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Shuttle. The first batch of Viiv PCs, however, will not feature built-in digital media adaptor (DMA) capability, according to sources at the PC makers. As Intel's upcoming Viiv 1.0 disables DMA functionality, the first batch of Viiv PCs are recognized to be more like high-end entertainment PCs, the sources commented. By June, when the chip giant introduces the DMA-supporting 1.5 version, PC makers are looking to roll out a more complete digital home product line, the sources said. The average price for Viiv PCs will be US$1,500-1,800, according to the sources.


News source: DigiTimes

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