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News Posted: Thu, Nov 20 2008 1:26 PM

Synopsis:  AMD's "Maui" home theater PC platform consists of a combination of AMD hardware and software.  Systems built around the platform feature an energy efficient Phenom or Athlon processor, ATI Radeon graphics, ATI TV tuners, and AMD LIVE! software elements.  The current foundation of the platform is MSI's somewhat unique Media Live DIVA 5.1 motherboard, which is based on the AMD 780M chipset, and includes a specialized Intersil D2 Ausio DAE-3 audio chip with an accompanying 5.1 channel amplifier, but a 3.1 / 7.1 pre-amplifier card is also an option.


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Hey nice looking system. For so little money you really can build a nice HTPC.

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Nov 20 2008 6:09 PM

Here's what gets me about building my own HTPC: Digital cable?

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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3vi1:

Here's what gets me about building my own HTPC: Digital cable?

What do you mean?

 

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AMDs been creating alot of great products recently, the HD 4000 series and the upcoming release of their 45nm processors shows they're gonna be a real force to reckon with soon.

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tanka12345:

AMDs been creating alot of great products recently, the HD 4000 series and the upcoming release of their 45nm processors shows they're gonna be a real force to reckon with soon.

Yeah the 4000 gpus are awesome. The new cpus look like they are going to be a lot of fun to play with. I think they wanna stay out of a GHz race with intel for now so they are promoting overclockablity.

 

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