First HyperTransport 2 compatible products arrive

Sunnyvale (CA) - Eight months after the release of the HyperTransport 2.0 specification, the first series products of products compatible with the technology has been announced, including processors and developer tools.

AMD is leading the first wave of supporting products is AMD with its existing Athlon 64 3000+ and 3200+ processors. As the previous HT generation, HyperTransport 2.0 will be the major chip-to-chip interconnect technology to promote AMD's processor families. The new specification raises the I/O bandwidth of 12.8 GByte per second to 22.4 GByte per second and 1.6 Giga Transfers per second to 2.8 Giga Transfers per second.

Further HyperTransport 2.0 compatible products announced include SiS' 765/965 chipsets for Athlon 64 processors, Uli's M1689 Single-chip Core Logic Chipset and M1695 HyperTransport 2.0 Tunnel Bridge, Via's K8T890 Northbridge, various circuits and IP cores from Dolphin and GDA Technologies, as well as development tools from Agilent, Credence, and Future Plus Systems.