Tyan heeft twee nieuwe op de i840 Carmel chipset gebaseerde server plankjes aangekondigd. De Tyan Thunder 2000 heeft 4 RIMM slots en een dual Rambus interface, goed voor 3,2Gb/sec. De Thunder 2400 doet het met normaal SDRAM, maar heeft wel een onboard Ultra SCSI 2 controller. Hier wat blije pret uit de press release:
Tyan Computer today announced two new motherboards targeted at the workstation, server and performance PC marketplace. Based on the Intel i840 chipset (Carmel), the Thunder 2000 (part number S2232) employs RAMBUS memory technology while the Thunder 2400 (part number S2257) uses existing SDRAM memory technology. Both system boards feature support for 133MHz, single or dual Pentium III slot 1processors, including the recently announced 733 MHz Coppermine CPUs. In addition both support 64bit/66MHz PCI, AGP4x and AGP Pro add-in cards.
The Thunder 2000 board combines RAMBUS technology (4 RIMM connectors) along with the i840's dual memory channel architecture to deliver unprecedented 3.2GB/s memory bandwidth (vs. the 800MB/s bandwidth of older iBX designs). Two 64 bit/66 MHz PCI slots deliver 512MB/s on the PCI channel (vs. 133MB/s in previous generations). Both of these features make the S2257 board the product of choice for applications demanding pure performance. The S2232 also integrates a single channel Ultra2 SCSI controller (SYM53C895) and an integrated 10/100 LAN controller (i82C559) as manufacturing options.
The Thunder 2400 uses readily available SDRAM technology and combines it with the i840 chipset to deliver a compelling platform for servers and workstations. A dual channel Ultra2 controller (SYM53C896) comes standard. Manufacturing options include an upgrade to Ultra3 SCSI and an integrated 10/100 LAN controller (i82C559). Two 64 bit/66MHz PCI slots are also provided.
[...] Common features of both products include: support for single or dual slot 1 Pentium III processors at 133MHz, extended ATX form factor, AGP 4x support, 64bit/66MHz PCI support (seven total useable I/O slots), integrated soft Audio and integrated hardware monitoring. Samples are available now to key OEMs and System integrators. OEM pricing ranges from $320 to $500 depending on volume and configuration.