An x86 chip platform from Intel that was introduced in 2006. Pronounced "vyve," the platform is designed to support Windows Media Center PCs. It includes Intel dual core and quad core CPUs and chipsets that support A/V functions such as video recording and entertainment-oriented functions. For example, one Viiv feature is instant on/off like a TV set, which makes Media Center PCs placed in the audio/video equipment rack function more like stereo and home theater equipment. ViiV machines are also quieter for use in the living room. See Windows Media Center, HTPC, digital media server, x86 chip platform and AMD LIVE!.