Hypertransport Updated

CNet reports that a new version of the Hypertransport specification was released today.

Hypertransport 2.0 is capable of transfering up to 22.4 gigabytes/second while the current incarnation of Hypertransport maxes out at 12.8 gigabytes a second.

Apple has recently adopted Hypertransport for their PowerMac G5 interconnects. Meanwhile, companies may start using the new technology beginning late 2004, according to CNet:

Cavalli would not comment on when companies will come out with products, but sources indicate that products could start coming out toward the end of the year.