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Amd's version of hyperthreading??

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April 8, 2003 3:33:17 AM

i read in a interview with someone in Nvidia (i got the article off the inquier or AMD zone) he said the Nvidia is work with AMD on something call hyper transport of something?? could this be AMD's responds to hyper threading??
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April 8, 2003 3:38:24 AM

No, hypertransport is a bus technology that improves transfer rate, it's being used on some chipsets to allow the northbridge and southbridge to communicate and might be used on future CPU buses.

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April 8, 2003 4:11:16 PM

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No, hypertransport is a bus technology that improves transfer rate, it's being used on some chipsets to allow the northbridge and southbridge to communicate and might be used on future CPU buses.

Yeah. It's supposed to be how the Athlon64 and Opteron CPUs talk to each other and the northbridge. It's also supposed to be used between the northbridge and the southbridge for I/O communication in Athlon64 and Opteron motherboards. Supposedly it supports PCI-X quite nicely. (Of course we have to take AMD's word on that.)

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April 8, 2003 5:15:14 PM

It should support any PCI extensions, including the higher performance PCI-X and PCI Express, simply by adding a controller to the Hyper Transport bus.

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April 8, 2003 6:02:29 PM

Oh yeah, it <i>should</i> be easy enough. That's what standards are for. :) 

I just like to be a pessimist until I have full proof. And since the hardware isn't officially out yet, that leaves me with a little time still to grumble. ;) 

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