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Fremont, CA, December 12, 2001
– Tyan® Computer Corporation today announced that they have initiated shipments of their next-generation dual-processor DDR-based platform for the AMD AthlonTM MP processor. The new
Tiger MPX system board utilizes the new AMD-760™ MPX chipset to provide breakthrough performance for I/O-intensive applications.

Tyan, a leading designer and manufacturer of Internet infrastructure products and system board solutions, is one of a handful of system board suppliers utilizing the new AMD-760 MPX chipset. Tyan's existing product line also includes platforms based on the AMD-760 MP chipset. The award-winning Thunder K7 and Tiger MP system boards were the world's first platforms to support the AMD Athlon MP processor.

The Tiger MPX features a variety of expansion slots including AGP, 32-bit PCI, and high-performance 66MHz 64-bit PCI. It also supports up to 4GB of high-speed Double Data Rate (DDR) memory, and features an optional integrated 3Com® 10/100BaseT LAN port for cost-effective network connectivity.

"Building on our long-term partnership with AMD, Tyan has once again produced an exciting new AMD processor-based platform for the multiprocessor market. Designed for the AMD Athlon MP processor and around the AMD-760 MPX chipset, the Tiger MPX is engineered to provide blistering computational and I/O performance for tomorrow's leading-edge servers, workstations and high-powered desktop PCs," stated Danny Hsu, Director of Marketing at Tyan.

"Tyan helped launch the first AMD multiprocessor architecture, and continues to play an important role in AMD's success in the workstation and server market," said Rich Heye, vice president, Platform Engineering and Infrastructure for AMD's Computation Products Group.

Tiger MPX (S2466) Features

  • Dual PGA462 sockets support up to two AMD Athlon MP processors
  • AMD-760™ MPX chipset supports a 266/200MHz system bus
  • Four DDR DIMM sockets support 4GB of PC2100/1600 Registered DDR RAM, including ECC
  • Two 66MHz 64-bit PCI and four 33MHz 32-bit PCI expansion slots
  • One AGP slot supports 2x and 4x AGP graphics modes
  • Integrated 3Com® 10/100BaseT LAN port (optional)
  • ATX form factor (12" x 10.3")

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About Tyan

Tyan® Computer Corporation, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets advanced systemboard technology. Its products are sold to OEMs, Systems Integrators, VARs and Resellers worldwide. Over the last decade, Tyan has consistently been one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Tyan was named to the prestigious INC 500 in 1997 and 1998 (19th fastest growing U.S. company in 1997). Tyan was also ranked by Deloitte & Touche as one of the USA's "Fast 500", as well as one of Silicon Valley's "Fast 50" companies in 1998. For more information, contact Tyan directly at 510-651-8868 or visit the company's World Wide Web site at

About the AMD-760™ MPX Chipset

The AMD-760™ MPX chipset is a high performance, two-way multiprocessor core logic solution for the AMD Athlon™ MP family of processors, offering Multi-Processor eXtended (MPX) performance compared to its predecessor, the AMD-760™ MP chipset. The AMD-760 MPX chipset offers extended performance through a 66MHz/64-bit/32-bit PCI bus and a feature-rich peripheral bus controller that provides PCI-to-PCI bridging capability.

The AMD-760™ MPX chipset consists of two chips-the AMD-762™ system controller (northbridge), and the AMD-768™ peripheral bus controller (southbridge). The AMD-760 MPX chipset unleashes the power of DDR memory technology, which combines with other sophisticated core logic in data, memory and I/O control as well as system and power management to provide a powerful solution for server and workstation platforms. The AMD-760 MPX chipset supports up to two AMD Athlon MP processors with independent 266MHz front side buses, as well as PC2100 DDR memory and AGP 4x graphics.

About the AMD Athlon™ MP Processor

The AMD Athlon MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor designed for high-performance multiprocessing servers and workstations.  A key advantage of AMD's multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which greatly enhances overall platform performance by increasing data movement between the two CPUs, chipset and memory system. Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses with Error Correcting Code (ECC) support designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP technology also has an optimized Modified Owner Exclusive Shared Invalid (MOESI) cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment.

The AMD Athlon MP processor features the patented QuantiSpeed™ architecture, which includes a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). The processor also incorporates 3DNow!ä Professional technology, which has 51 new instructions that extend AMD's 3DNow! technology, enabling smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Internet experience. The AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD's stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology.

About AMD

AMD  is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE: AMD).

Tyan is a registered trademark of Tyan Computer Corporation. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, and combinations thereof, QuantiSpeed, AMD-760, AMD-762, AMD-768 and 3DNow! are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.


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