Gamer's dream come true - AMD cHT-linked coprocesser powerhouses

By KingCody
Jul 8, 2006
  1. AMD plans to bring a system into the consumer enthusiast market for AM2. they refer to it as "4x4".

    at first it will start out as a "dually", which will simply have two AM2 sockets, and two pci-express graphics slots.

    down the road it will have a different combination of AM2 sockets/specialty sockets/HTX slots (this will depend on licensing and third party support). these sockets (or slots) will all share a large pool of DDR2.

    a quad socket (or HTX slot) system could utilize 1. CPU/CPU/GPU/GPU, 2. CPU/CPU/GPU/PPU, or 3. CPU/GPU/GPU/PPU. in any configuration they would all be connected together through a super fast, high bandwidth, low latency cHT (coherent hypertransport) link.

    a cHT linkage is faster than any PCI-E interface, even a possible (but still theoretical) PCI-Ex32!!

    and to top it off. if AMD ends up buying ATI, you will see this all happen even faster, and at comparable prices with high end PCI-E systems, while outperforming them. :)

    EDIT: here is a link to a good article about it if you want some more info
  2. mod-newbie

    mod-newbie TS Rookie Posts: 26

    amd is gonna buy ati?
    when did that happen?
  3. #Curtis

    #Curtis TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Hmmm, i think that the only word for this information is 'druel', Hmmm, yes, that does it

    @mod-newbie, it isnt going to happy anymore, see here
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 992   +8

    mod-newbie: i never said it was a done deal, the possibility is there but not confirmed.

    curtis: i have heard/read both sides of the AMD/ATI "merger". some say it will, some say it won't. as far as I know, there have been no official statements made by either company. just unofficial reports from nameless so called "important" people.

    i still consider the possibility open until I hear/read something reliable saying it's not. either way the 4x4 technology will still happen, but the end result may be different.
  5. #Curtis

    #Curtis TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Yes, Google, did seem a bit confused when i search it but that, imo was the most reliable source so i went with that, the technology is amazing, regardless of what happens.
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