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| Posted: Feb 22, 2002 1:46 am

Ok today AMD has announced the Hammer chipset and 3rd party support which their's will be known as the AMD 8000 series chipsets. Features will include the AMD-8111 HyperTransport I/O hub, the AMD-8131 HyperTransport PCI-X tunnel, and the AMD-8151 HyperTransport AGP3.0 graphics tunnel.
Their quote about these chipsets is,

"We believe the AMD-8000 series of chipsets will represent a major breakthrough in system chipset design, and will fundamentally alter the way computers are made in the future," said Ed Ellett, vice president of Marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "To meet the high-bandwidth demands of current and future graphics and other I/O devices, computer architecture will need to evolve from the existing platform infrastructure. These chipsets are designed to be compatible with today's hardware components, and allow for a seamless transition to tomorrow's far more advanced, higher performance platforms."

 

This is a summary of what technology is included -
AMD-8111 HyperTransport I/O Hub
- 8-bit HyperTransport technology interface supporting up to 800MB/s of bandwidth
- 33MHz, 32-bit PCI 2.2-compliant PCI bus with support for up to eight PCI devices
- AC-97 interface supporting soft modem and six-channel soft audio
- Integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC with MII interface
- Two USB OHCI controllers and one USB EHCI controller supporting a total of six ports
- EIDE controller supporting ATA-33, 66, 100, and 133 transfer modes
- LPC bus
- High-precision event timer
- Serial IRQ interface
- IOAPIC controller
- Real-time clock (RTC)
- ACPI-compliant power management logic
- 32 GPIO pins (multiplexed with other functions)
- Privacy-security logic
- 492-pin PBGA package
AMD-8131 HyperTransport PCI-X Tunnel
- 16-bit HyperTransport interface (Side A) offering a maximum bandwidth of up to 6.4GB/s
- 8-bit HyperTransport interface (Side B) offering a maximum bandwidth of up to 3.2GB/s
- Two PCI-X bridges (Bridge A and Bridge B)
- 829-pin OBGA package
AMD-8151 HyperTransport AGP3.0 Graphics Tunnel
- 16-bit HyperTransport interface (Side A) offering a maximum bandwidth of up to 6.4GB/s
- 8-bit HyperTransport interface (Side B) offering a maximum bandwidth of up to 1.6GB/s
- Compliant with AGP 3.0 specification signaling, supporting 4X and 8X transfer modes
- Compliant with AGP 2.0 specification signaling, supporting 1X, 2X, and 4X transfer modes
- 564-pin OBGA package

 

Fresh Devices would like you all to know that their latest version of Fresh Diagnose, which is now at 3.50, is now out.
This free software can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, hard disk performance, video system information, motherboard information, and many more. Key features of Fresh Diagnose:
1. System Information: Scanning your system and give you a complete report about computer's hardware and software, for examples: motherboard information, video system information, buses information, peripheral (keyboard, mouse, printer, etc.) information, network information.
2. System Benchmarks: Testing system performance, such as processor, hard disk, multimedia, CD-ROM, memory and compare it with other systems.
What's new:
Snapshot-Threads module added & System Report enhancement.

 

Articles

 

- Rookie Case Mod @ AMD Power
- Mac OSX Tweaking @ GyroTweak
- 3DFX Tribute @ GyroTweak
- Athlon XP Unlocking - Not So Easy! @ Accelenation
- Microsoft Media Player Logs Choices @ Washingtonpost
- Neon String Keyboard Mod @ unique-hardware.co.uk

 

Reviews

 

- TEAC CD-W28PU 8x8x24x External USB2.0 CD-RW @ CDR-Info
- Tweakmonster Tin-coated Copper Ramsinks @ Gaming in 3D
- Coolermaster Rounded Cables @ Templin Tech
- 32x CD-RW Roundup Vol 3 @ CDR-Info
- Thermal Grease Shootout @ Rabid Hardware
- Sony VAIO PCV-MXS10 Multimedia System @ Designtechnica
- AOpen CRW1632 & CRW2440 Burners @ Overclockers Online
- PC Light Strips @ HardwarePub
- Enermax EG365P-FMA Switching PSU @ ThinkTechie
- Yamaha CRW2200EZ 20x/10x/40x CDRW @ SubZeroTech
- Kingmax 256MB TinyBGA PC2400 DDR Memory @ ipKonfig
- MSI 645 Ultra Motherboard @ Accelenation
- CoolerMaster ATCS210 Aluminium Case @ Xtreme PC UK
- Globalwin TAK68 HSF @ Icrontic
- Tweakmonster Rev.2 Lightstrip @ Mikhailtech
- LaCie 60GB External FireWire HDD @ Tweakers Australia
- OCZ PC3000 DDR366 RAM @ PC Stats
- VIA P4XB -RA 266A Motherboard @ Technoyard
- Dynamat Acoustic Material @ Club Overclocker
- Intel Xeon Processor @ Digit Life

 

Well that should keep you all busy for a while so good luck for the day.

 

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