M1695's innovative HyperTransport tunnel architecture integrates non-blocking symmetrical HyperTransport? 2.0 links which enables motherboard manufacturers and system integrators to pair up M1695 with other high performance HyperTransport-based chipsets and bridge devices either natively or via the HTX? connector. When coupled with ULi's M1567 south bridge, the combination offers motherboard manufacturers the unprecedented capability to support PCI Express x16, AGP 8X, PCI graphics cards simultaneously on the same mainboard. Such capability makes it possible to create a fully surrounding virtual reality environment using multiple high resolution displays driven by the three graphics tecnologies residing in the same computer system.
With both the upstream and the downstream HyperTransport links each running at 4 GT/sec and beyond, optimum performance are ensured between M1695 and the connecting CPU as well as with other HyperTransport devices.
M1695 features a bi-directional PCI Express x16 link (4 GBytes/sec peak bandwidth per direction) that is configurable as two x8 links to sustain the ever demanding 3D graphics requirement for high resolution. M1695 provides additional PCI Express links in either 2 x1 or 1 x4 (or x1 or x2) configuration to support high-speed I/O devices such as network controllers and storage controllers.