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The Thunder K8W (S2885) emerges as the industry's premier High-end dual AMD Opteron™ Workstation

Fremont, CA, August 18, 2003 - TYAN® today announced the Thunder K8W (S2885) , the paragon in high performance dual AMD Opteron™ workstations. The Thunder K8W (S2885) delivers the best performance for powering mechanical computer-aided design/computer-aided engineering (MCAD/CAE), digital content creation, productivity, 3D modeling, and other multimedia applications.  The platform's main features promote optimal graphics output, high storage, high-speed data transfer, and rich sound quality.

The Thunder K8W (S2885) caters to the needs of the most demanding workstation with the scalability of 32-bit and 64-bit support.  The AGP Pro 110 8X/4X slot allows for increased video memory bandwidth, optimized graphics, and faster data flow.  With its high data-transfer speed, integrated FireWire is the top choice for digital audio and video devices as well as external hard drives and other peripherals.  Integrated Gigabit Ethernet also increases the broadband connectivity and bandwidth. The platform also has integrated six-channel audio with SPDIF produces fuller and immersive experience for multimedia, while eight DIMM slots support up to 16GB of ECC memory.  Finally, four Serial ATA ports offer maximum storage capabilities.

"The Thunder K8W (S2885) satisfies every aspect of the workstation for mission critical video and graphical applications," said Danny Hsu, Director of Marketing at Tyan.  "With features such as AGP Pro 8X/AGP 8X Pro 110, FireWire, and six-channel audio, the Thunder K8W (S2885) offers a cutting-edge solution for the workstation environment."

The Thunder K8W (S2885) is currently sampling, and will start shipping in August.

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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

About AMD

Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, 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 Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for communications and networking applications.


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