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News VIA ups AMD chipset FSB to 1GHz

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by GreatOldOne, 7 May 2004.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    800Mhz FSB's are so last year you know... this from elReg:

    VIA this week launched its latest chipset for AMD processors, upgrading its current K8T800 product to support a 1GHz HyperTransport-based frontside bus speed.

    AMD chips already support the 1GHz FSB, but still work with the older 800MHz bus. VIA is essentially catching up with the CPUs.

    The new part, the K8T800 Pro, also boosts the speed of the proprietary bus that links the chipsets North and South bridge chips from 533MHz to 1066MHz.


    More here
     
  2. Carbon

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    hmmm, sounds good :D !! i wonder what nvidia will do with the nforce chipset to compensate?
     
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    Woot! Yet more bandwidth for those luuvely hypertransport systems :D
     
  4. Sparrowhawk

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    More bandwidth = better! Always! :naughty: :D
     
  5. ric449

    ric449 What's a Dremel?

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    I don't get this, 1 GHz FSB? They are only at 400MHz FSB up to now though! Or am I thinking of the wrong bus here?
     
  6. penski

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    Think: what else runs at a speed dependant on the FSB?

    *n
     
  7. fump

    fump What's a Dremel?

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    the 32 bit athlons ran at 400MHz fsb max, the amd 64, opterons and the fx's all have the faster hypertransport system which removes the link between the cpu and nortbridge by placing it inside the cpu, insted that bus is used for memory and southbridge interactions.
     
  8. ric449

    ric449 What's a Dremel?

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    Ok, thanks. I should really read up on the AMD 64 architecture. :duh:
     
  9. ArmyAnt

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    Yeah, 64 bit reg links to itself at a max of 1600mhz and supports up to 256 terabytes (yes, 1000gb in a tb) of ram.
     
  10. Carbon

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    256Tb of ram :naughty:

    Windows will need that before to long :hehe:
     
  11. ric449

    ric449 What's a Dremel?

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    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    What I am struggling to understand is why companies release new products that have negligible use to anyone, especially when they know full well that it just adds cost :eyebrow:
     
  13. Novakog

    Novakog What's a Dremel?

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    Just FYI, I have heard many (at least 10) examples of how biased Tom's Hardware is.

    Also, some motherboards with the NF3 250GB actually allow you to up the HT link on it to 1000 Mhz - not sure if it was overclocking it or simply to allow for processors that can support it, but I remember seeing that option in BIOS.
     
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