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VIA Technologies today unleashed its new core-logic with support for 1000MHz HyperTransport bus. The move is likely to gain attention to the new AMD64 processors with processor system bus that hit the milestone of 1GHz.

Taipei, Taiwan-based chipmaker unleashed a version of its K8T800 chipset that sports faster connections to the CPU as well as the I/O processors. The new core-logic is likely to bring some additional performance to AMD’s 64-bit processors that are officially announced at the moment.

The newly announced K8T800 Pro chipset is available out now on certain manboards to support AMD64 processors with higher-speed processor system bus weeks from now. The novelty boasts with 1000MHz PSB capability and Ultra V-Link 1066MB/s bus between the North Bridge and South Bridge.

In an attempt to boost processor’s bus throughput and better synchronize it with PCI Express, a new industrial standard for interconnections between PC components, AMD boosted the speed of the HT bus used in its processors for Socket 754, Socket 939 and possibly Socket 940 platforms to 1000MHz speed bin. The push in HT speed is not going to affect compatibility of the new CPUs and already existing mainboards. According to information from AMD, all chips that sport 1000MHz (or 1.0GHz) HyperTransport bus will work on mainboards available now that feature only 800MHz HT.

The first mainboards based on the K8T800 Pro are already available on the market.

Initial mainboards based on the VIA K8T800 Pro will sport massive array of capabilities not supported by the former-generations of platforms, but will not feature PCI Express features, it transpired.


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