Intel plans third party HD for Atom

Thanks to Mr. Chris Morley for tweeting this link…not very surprising if you’re Intel considering how popular the Ion+Atom combination is becoming, and for perfect sense. If you are looking for HTPC usage and don’t need the CPU horsepower for encoding and the like, then a nice low power CPU is really all that’s needed if the graphics chip can handle what’s needed. Time will tell, but the competition continues!


Since Pineview-D platform doesn’t have a graphics core strong enough for HD playback, Intel is working on a reference design guideline that should allow its partners to combine Pineview D platform powered by new Atom D410 or D510 and a third party HD Video decoder.