GamePC reviews Thunder K8W

— 2:10 AM on September 25, 2003

GamePC has the first review I've seen of Tyan's Thunder K8W dual Opteron motherboard. The K8W is packed with goodies, including an AGP slot, four PCI-X slots, Serial ATA RAID, Firewire, Gigabit Ethernet, and support for four banks of memory per CPU for a total of 16GB of system memory. How very sweet indeed.

For enthusiasts who don't need PCI-X or support for 16GB of memory, Tyan also has the Tiger K8W. The Tiger has five 32-bit PCI slots and supports 8GB of memory. Unfortunately, the Tiger's four DIMM slots are only connected to one of the board's Opteron sockets.

Would it kill Tyan, or anyone else to build an Opteron workstation board with a couple of PCI-X slots, more than one 32-bit PCI slot, and at least two DIMM slots connected to each CPU?

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