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Hypertransport 2.0 to give 75% throughput boost

And will the K9 implement the other kind of HT?
Wed Jun 23 2004, 09:47
THE HYPERTRANSPORT Consortium said it has released three white papers comparing its technology with other IO specs, an overview of Hypertransport 2.0 and of the Direct Packet 1.1 spec.

Hypertransport 2.0 will, the organisation claims, increase performance to 22.4 Gigabytes/second aggregate throughput.

That will allow software compatibility with PCI, PCI-X and PCI Express, according to the paper.

The organisation said that there will be something like 200 million Hypertransport shipments in 2006, with AMD, Broadcom, PMC Sierra and Transmeta adopting it.

HypetransportThe Hypertransport Org will tomorrow provide an in-depth technical overview of version 2.0, which may give a 75% throughput increase. Hypertransport (HT) is of course nothing to do with Hyperthreading (HT), the latter being Intel's buzzword.

Yet, rumours reach the INQ that the AMD K9 processor might use a form of hyperthreading - we don't know how easy that will be for the chip company to implement.

But we reported in story No. 6773, here, that a patent AMD holds could enable hyperthreading. That remains to be seen. µ

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