The HyperTransport Bus Used By AMD Processors

Posted on Sunday, Sep 02 2007 @ 01:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Everything you need to know about the HyperTransport bus used by AMD processors, including the most common mistakes people say about this bus. Updated to include HyperTransport 3.0.

"Processors based on AMD64 architecture – such as Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX, Opteron, Sempron and Phenom – have two external busses. One is used on the communication between the CPU and the memory, and it is simply called “memory bus”, and the other is used on the communication between the CPU and all other PC components thru the motherboard chipset and is called HyperTransport – being an I/O (Input/Output) bus. In this tutorial we will be explaining how the HyperTransport bus works and clarifying common mistakes people assume about this bus."

Check it out at Hardware Secrets.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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