Maui Zaui

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the December 11th, 2008

No, it’s not about pizza, and it has nothing to do with Hawaii.

Maui is a new all-in-one Media Center platform from AMD. The existing AMD Live! platform was enhanced with new components in graphics and sound. Specifically in the audio department you get Class D amplifier with Dolby Tru HD, DTS HD, discrete amplification or pre-output HDMI 1.3 with audio and component video options. The new platform also benefits from AMD Phenom X4 quad core processor and ATI TV Wonder 650 tuner, which as ATI claims “enhances on-screen content, improving color accuracy and providing crisp lines and high-definition images”.

With all these updates Maui handles Blu-ray at 1080p and 7.1 surround-sound with ease. And with all these on-board bells and whistles it runs cool and threfore quiet too.

Several hardware manufacturers already committed to this new AMD platform with Maui-based product releases scheduled to market as soon as Q1 09 with prices starting in the upper $1000. Sweet!

Maui Zaui is a trademark of Round Table pizza. Other product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

Source: CE Pro

Update: The Maui platform-compliant MSI Media Live DIVA motherboard combo specials are available from NewEgg right here for about $300.

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