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More specifically, Viiv is integrated technology that combines a dual-core 64-bit processor, a chipset designed for graphics, smooth video playback, instant on/off and support for 7.1 audio, combined with Microsoft's Media Center. Intel CEO Paul Otellini said, "Ultimately Viiv is about...putting the consumer in control." Viiv technology allows users to search, find and watch media files faster and share them with others.
Viiv also helps to aggregate entertainment services, music, games, and photos into one location. Users can access a wide variety of global, on-demand entertainment services from companies like Movielink, Yahoo MusicMatch, ESPN, TivoToGo, and the ability to record, pause and rewind live TV. It can access songs from both subscription and purchase services (Napster, AOL Radio, Connect Music Service) and make playlists, stream or download concerts and videos, download games (DISCover, GameTap), and organize, edit and share photos (Adobe, Pinnacle, AOL). Viiv can also share content throughout the home between devices, whether the content is protected or not (if so it will stay protected as it streams throughout the home). Viiv is available now in major PCs, including Dell, Sony, HP and Alienware. TCL (makers of RCA-brand televisions) has announced TVs that will have Viiv technology built-in.
Viiv is based on Intel's Centrino Duo chip that utilizes the Intel Core Duo processor to deliver 68 percent better performance and 28 percent lower power consumption. According to the company, a dual-core laptop can deliver performance to take advantage of multi-threaded games and supports HD capabilities, including audio, video, DVD and TV. The Duo also has a smaller form factor than its predecessor (currently smaller than a dime) allowing it to enter a large range of devices. Intel expects to have shipped their millionth Core Duo chip in three weeks.