WE REPORTED last week that Tyan had a quad Opteron board in the works. The Korean Darkcrow Web site has published the first picture of Tyan's latest AMD64 offering. That board was displayed at an AMD Reseller Seminar, and it seems evident that it's ready to be launched. So it appears that we're just waiting on Tyan to formally announce the product. The picture confirms the 4+2+2+2 DIMM layout, and this particular board supports Ultra 320 SCSI. So it appears that S-ATA support will be a standard feature, and U320 SCSI will be a cost option. The 2CPU.com forum is showing a schematic which gives more detail on the hardware components used.
When you compare this motherboard to Tyan's Xeon counterpart, which one is the better deal? The Xeon board does not have on-board support for Gb Ethernet and S-ATA, and the Ultra SCSI is the U160 variety. It's not a 64-bit platform either.
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