Home > Hardware > HyperTransport group ups data transfer speeds HyperTransport group ups data transfer speeds Eugenia Loli 2004-02-09 Hardware 7 Comments A new version of the HyperTransport specification comes out Monday that will, ideally, boost performance in PCs and communications equipment over the next year. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 7 Comments 2004-02-09 7:49 am from what I understand, Xbox doesn’t have hypertransport and the on-board memory controller is a MAJOR factor in AMD64’s performance! CNET another “Great” article 2004-02-09 3:43 pm Yes it does. Straight from nVidia: http://www.nvidia.com/page/console.html …or the one that hacked his Xbox: http://web.mit.edu/bunnie/www/proj/anatak/AIM-2002-008.pdf 2004-02-09 5:10 pm he Xbox has 80 Gigaflops of computing power. That’s equivalent to the power found in a Cray C94 supercomputer. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ what is !THIS! hog-wash… P3’s CANNOT deliver 80 gigaflops!!!!!!!! hahahahahah ah a h hah h ah h h hah ah ah h h ah h and I can fly as well as spit diamonds 2004-02-09 6:22 pm Heh, that’s what I thought. That’s marketing… http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/dilbert-20040204.html 😉 But it still doesn’t change the fact that the Xbox is using HT and that HT do greatly benefit the Athlon64 and more especially the Opteron. The CNet article isn’t that bad. 2004-02-09 11:38 pm ..possibly they aren’t referring to the actual CPU, maybe they’re referring to the GPU? I don’t know 2004-02-10 1:52 am I’m hopeful that Apple implements HT 2.0 in their desktops and servers in a timely fashion. It seems like they are doing a better job at putting new technologies in their desktops. 2004-02-10 3:36 pm PCI Express is a much more important feature for the future. HT is limited to fast busses on PCB or between bridges and will be mostly invisible.pt to pt PCI Express will put 250MBs per sec on each connector that is only a pair of diff traces. PCI commodity boards currently use a large connector for a fraction of that bandwidth. HT will work with with PCI Express though, they are all based on serial links but HT is closer to narrow busses. Anyway thank heavens we are moving in the right direction (pt to pt).