Today’s set-top box market is undergoing a change as a result of content being delivered over IP networks and the desire for a feature-rich user experience. Televisions are looking more and more like computer monitors; consequently, the “10 foot experience” is also changing, allowing more PC-like applications to look good at a distance. Therefore, a new type of set-top box is emerging that is based on PC technology and the x86 architecture. The AMD-based x86 Set-Top Box (xSTB) solution provides the technologies to meet the needs of today’s high performance set-top box solutions. AMD is setting the standard in today’s high performance, low power set-top box designs while leveraging an industry standard small form factor to help reduce time and costs in bringing the product to market. Combining AMD’s wide range of powerful 64-bit x86 processors with high performance integrated graphics solutions provides the basis to create an xSTB solution to meet the market’s needs. AMD’s xSTB x86 architecture allows developers to take advantage of the extensive applications and development that already exist for the PC market and leverage them for their system development. The AMD xSTB enables x86 applications on the set-top box including running some of the latest games and gives the designer a number of different operating system choices from both Microsoft® and the Linux® community.