The first systems based on the AMD Live home-entertainment platform will go on sale next month, the chip maker said today.

AMD's Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor will feature in PCs manufactured by Acer, Alienware, HP and China's Tsinghua Tongfang, AMD said. The new PCs, which are optimised for use with streaming media, will be available in June.

The chip maker is looking to grab market share from Intel, whose Core Duo processor powers many PCs, including models in Lenovo's ThinkPad line and Apple's MacBooks.

The AMD Live Entertainment Suite allows a PC to distribute content to other devices via a home network, such as music to a stereo system and video to a television. Some of the applications are available for free download here.

AMD debuted the Live brand at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.