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TYAN®'s Thunder K8W (S2885) becomes
The FIRST high-end Workstation platform recommended by AMD to support the Opteron™ 248 processor

TYAN is the ONLY Manufacturer to Offer AMD-Recommended
Server and Workstation Solutions for the Opteron™ 248 Processor

Fremont, CA, November 19th, 2003 -
AMD today announced that the Tyan Thunder K8W (S2885) has been validated to support the new Opteron™ 248 processor.  The newly released Opteron™ 248 processor is designed for dual processing servers and workstations and features a 2.2GHz frequency, 1MB L2 cache, and 128-bit DDR400/333 memory support.

Through rigorous testing, AMD has certified the
Thunder K8W (S2885) for excellent performance and stability.  AMD has listed the platform on its "AMD Opteron™ Processor Recommended Motherboards" list at:,,30_2252_869_8819^8821, ml?queryID=79088

The Thunder K8W (S2885) is the industry's top choice for the most demanding workstation.  The platform has eight DIMM sockets for up to 16GB of ECC memory, four Serial ATA ports, AGP Pro 110 8X/4X, four PCI-X slots, FireWire, Gigabit Ethernet, 5.1 surround sound support with SPDIF, and more.  Coupled with the Opteron™ 248 processor, the Thunder K8W (S2885) delivers the scalability of 32-bit and 64-bit support.

The Thunder K8W (S2885) is currently shipping in volume.

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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 system board technology.  Its products are sold to OEMs, VARs, System Integrators, 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 ngrowing 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 web site at

Tyan is a registered trademark of Tyan Computer Corporation. AMD, AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.


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