A representative of the HyperTransport Consortium, a group, Advanced Micro Devices and other major tech companies, said the organization on Monday will announce version 2.0 of the HyperTransport standard.
The new version will be up to 75 percent faster than the original specification, according to the group, and will support, an emerging high-speed standard for connecting PCs to peripherals and each other.
As, HyperTransport 2.0 promises to dramatically increase the speed at which data can be shoveled between chips. A 32-bit processor using the new standard could exchange data at the rate of 20 gigabytes per second, compared with a maximum rate of about 12.8 gigabytes per second for the current version of HyperTransport.
AMD has been the most influential supporter of HyperTransport, building support for the technology into its new Opteron and 64-bit Athlon processors. Other consortium members include, storage giant EMC and chipmakers Texas Instruments and National Semiconductor.
AMD rival Intel has backed another standard,, an update of the current PCI standard for connecting PC components.