Intel and AMD are both vying to change the shape of PCs in the near future with technologies that will speed up overall performance. Intel’s Arapahoe technology is being positioned as the successor to PCI, offering a much higher-speed input/output solution. Meanwhile, AMD’s HyperTransport technology is also being aimed as a successor to PCI, as well as other applications. Adopting either technology will be an arduous process, however, as standards must be set and other hardware and software developed to support and take advantage of the technology.