Apple to discuss HyperTransport use in Macs at WWDC

“Apple Computer plans to discuss how it will incorporate HyperTransport, a rapid chip-to-chip communications technology, into future computers later this month at its developer conference. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company will use HyperTransport as a high-speed link between the two processors that make up the chipset in new desktop Macintoshes, sources said. A chipset is a group of chips that manages the internal functions of a computer,” reports Michael Kanellos, Staff Writer, CNET “Apple is one of the founding members of the HyperTransport consortium of companies backing the standard, which includes Advanced Micro Devices, Cisco Systems and Sun Microsystems. The Mac maker declined to comment for this story.

Kanellos writes, “HyperTransport 1.0 features an aggregate data transfer rate of 6.4 gigabytes to 12.8 gigabytes, depending on the configuration. This is faster than most existing chip connection technologies, a change that in turn should lead to overall better performance.”

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  1. It’s about time … HyperTransport has been used in PeeCees for a while now. Seeing that Apple is one of the co-founders of the technology, I find it surprising that they haven’t made use of it yet.

    Bring on the 970 with HyperTransport!!

  2. HyperTransport?! Cool! So, like does this mean Steve Jobs can beam himself to and from the planet he came from? Man, leave it to Apple to to be the first again, now with beaming/transporter capabilities for the public. That gives new meaning to the “Digital Hub.” Or am I confusing this with another technology…or reality? Never mind got a little ahead of myself and a bit over caffienated this AM ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />
    I settle for a wicked fast machine for now I guess.

  3. Yes. Why not spend some money to have apple innovate in the technology arena for a change. I get so pissed when people state ‘there is so much pc technology in a mac, all you pay for is to pay more…’. Why not use 1066 Rambus Memory, Fibrechannel hard drives and so on… it is an expensive system, not just because of the case… right?

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