Thunder 2 ATX (S1696DLUA) 

  Benefits and Applications

Tyan Thunder 2 ATX is a quality, high performance workstation class single/dual processor system platform based on the powerful Intel Pentium II microprocessors. This mainboard is designed around the latest and fastest Intel 440LX AGPset and supports CPU speeds of 233 MHz through 333 MHz and beyond.

The Thunder 2 ATX supports SDRAM EDO memory, ECC and memory parity checking.The board's PCI Local Bus and new 32-bit AGP bus provides high performance capabilities that are ideal for a wide range of demanding applications such as: CAD, CAM, CAE, real-time 3D, and simulations.

This integrated system board achieves the highest reliability and is based on an extended double row ATX form factor. Some of the features included are: on-board dual channel PCI IDE, Dual channel On-board Ultra-Wide SCSI, on- board floppy controller, on-board high speed I/O, Universal Serial Bus, on-board PS/2 mouse connector, and on-board wavetable sound.

Flexibility and expandibility have been designed into the Thunder 2 ATX. With I/O and drive controller support built on-board, the Thunder 2 ATX leaves many upgrade paths not found on other boards. With four 168-pin DIMM sockets,  the Thunder 2 ATX can provide a very flexible memory configuration of 8MB to 1024MB of EDO RAM or up to 512MB SDRAM W/SPD. With the S1696DLUA's support for dual Pentium II processors, you can start a system with just one CPU, and later add another, when more processing power is required.

  Standard Features

  • Processor
    Dual/Single Pentium II 233-333 MHz
    2 VRM Components installed on board
    Two Slot 1 Connectors (SEC)
    (Dual CPUs must be of same Speed)
    Dual On-board CPU Fan Headers
    Dual On-board Case Fan Headers
    Processor speeds:
    CPU compatibility chart
  • System Memory
    Up to 1024MB EDO/ECC DRAM Support
    Synchronous DRAM W/SPD (Up to 512MB)
    Four 168-pin DIMM Sockets
  • Expansion Slots
    Four 32-bit PCI Bus Mastering Slots
    Two 16-bit ISA Slots; one 32-bit AGP Slot
    One Shared PCI/ISA Slot
  • Disk Drive & System I/O
    Two UltraDMA/33 PCI Bus-Master EIDE Ports
    Supports EIDE CD-ROMs
    Bus-Mastering Mode 2 (Up to 22MB/ SEC DTR)
    PIO Mode 3 & 4 (Up to 17MB/SEC DTR)
    Two Floppy Drive Support (Up to 2.88MB)
    Two ATX Style 16550 High Speed Serial Ports
    One ATX Style  ECP/EPP High Speed Parallel Port; 2 ATX USB Ports Rev 1.2
    One IR (InfraRed) Port
    One ATX PS/2 Mouse Port
    One ATX PS/2 Keyboard Port
  • Integrated Audio
    OPL™3-SA3 audio chip; one ATX Game Port
    OPL™4-ML WaveTable Synthesizer LSI
    ATX Line-in, MIC, and Speaker Out Ports
  • Chipset
    Intel 440LX (AGP Chipset)
    Latest Generation Pentium II Chipset
  • Integrated SCSI
    Adaptec AIC7895 Dual Channel Ultra SCSI
    Two 68-pin High Density Ultra SCSI Ports
    One 50-pin SCSI-2 Port
    Adaptec Ultra SCSI BIOS
    RAID 0 and 1 Support  (Requires optional Adaptec ARO-1130 PCI Controller Card)
  • Voltage and Power
    ATX Power Supply Connector
    +12V Power Source for DC-FAN
    Utilizes GTL+ Bus, Reducing Power Consumption and EMI; 3.3V DRAM Support
    LM78/LM75 Control Chip with on-board alarm for heat, fan and voltage.  Reports to the operating system for system monitoring.  Intel LANDesk Client Manager Software Included.
    Chassis Intrusion Detection Capable
    Windows 95 "Soft-power Down" Feature
    Power Recovery After Interrupt Feature
    Wake-on-LAN Feature Header (3-pin)
      *** Requires ATX 2.01 Compliant PS
  • BIOS
    AMI Plug 'n' Play flash BIOS Standard
    Deep Green / Energy Star / PC97 compliant

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