Originally posted by nagasama
dude you know more than me...but i'm not kowtowing....
um, the htb is the reason of my argument.
intel is using the basic theory of hypertransport now...which is why their chips are so fast. once again, i.e. they eliminated the northbridge. and if amd didn't pioneer (note: not invent) ht...who did?
although i will admit fsb is much more easily understood than htt...lol
Intel doesn't use any basic theory of HyperTransport, the did not eliminate the Northbridge. The reason for Intel's processors being so fast is a superior architecture, and mainly consists of shorter pipelines with complex stages (there are about a dozen other tweaks). Core architecture also has 3 simple + 1 complex decoders to the Athlon 64's 3 complex (their definitions are different for each company).
To Pioneer does not necessarily mean to invent. To pioneer something is to use it more than others do, and to make it mainstream or a force to be reckoned with. To invent it...to create. The HyperTransport Consortium invented HyperTransport and while AMD is a part of the Consortium along with Apple, Cisco, Sun, Nvidia, and Transmeta, it means that almost anyone, including Intel, can pick up the technology at any time.
I'd rather Intel use HyperTransport and an IMC though, it'd make things simpler.