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AMD Planning HP, Gateway Media Center PCs

While no products are ready to be announced and there is no guarantee that such products will be produced, AMD wants to see its Athlon 64 chips become the heart a new generation of PCs that can play and distribute audio and video through the home.

“We are working with people like HP and eMachines on these types of solutions,” John Crank, AMD’s product manager for Athlon 64, said in an interview with Reuters.

Both HP and Gateway sell Media Center PCs already that rely on Intel processors. The devices can play television and movies, record music, and store collections of video, audio and photographs.

Read more at Reuters.