The HyperTransport Consortium, of which Apple is a member, today announced a major new release of the HyperTransport Technology I/O Link Specification. “The HyperTransport Release 2.0 Specification introduces three more powerful bus speeds and mapping to PCI Express, an emerging I/O interconnect architecture,” reads the press release. “HyperTransport’s speed capability extends from the 1.6 Giga Transfers/second (GT/s) of Release 1.1 Specification to 2.0, 2.4, and 2.8 GT/s using dual-data rate clocks at 1.0, 1.2, and 1.4 Gigahertz, delivering a maximum aggregate bandwidth of 22.4 Gigabytes/second.” HyperTransport is a high speed interconnect technology (CPU to I/O) used in the Power Mac G5 and other machines.