AMD Live! will start supporting Blu-ray and HD DVD in the third quarter of 2007 in line with AMD’s hopes to take a bigger share of the multimedia market, according to industry sources.
Both Intel and AMD are eyeing the multimedia market from slightly different angles. Intel’s Viiv platform focuses on high performance CPUs and chipset specifications, while AMD gives more emphasis on the specifications of multimedia audio-visual devices, the sources said.
While their common goal is to define multimedia functions on PC platforms, their share of the multimedia PC market is not high, the sources said, pointing out that major PC vendors do not give too much stress on Viiv or AMD Live! when promoting their systems.
AMD Live! To Support Blu-ray and HD-DVD in Q3 2007
Not a big news break here, since we are taking about 9 months from now, but apparently AMD Live! will support Blu-ray and HD-DVD in the third quarter of next year. My only question is why is this so far off?