Thunder X (S1952) 

  Benefits and Applications

Tyan Thunder X is a quality, high performance workstation and server platform for dual processing solutions.  Supporting the powerful Intel Pentium II Xeon microprocessors, this system platform is designed around the fast Intel 440GX AGPset.   Please refer to the Motherboard CPU Compatibility Chart for more specs.

The Thunder X supports SPD SDRAM  memory and  ECC SDRAM.  The board's PCI Local Bus and 32-bit AGP bus provide high performance capabilities that are ideal for a server environment with a wide range of demanding applications such as: Ripping, trapping, and rendering.

This integrated system board achieves the highest reliability and is based on an extended ATX form factor. Some of the features included are: integrated dual channel PCI IDE, integrated floppy controller, integrated high speed I/O, Universal Serial Bus, integrated PS/2 mouse connector, System Mangement, and dual channel Ultra2 LVD SCSI port.

The Thunder X is a flexible and expandable system platform with 6 PCI slots and 1 ISA slot.  With I/O and drive controller support built on-board, the Thunder X allows many upgrade paths not found on other boards.. With four 168-pin DIMM sockets,  the S1952 can provide a very flexible memory configuration of up to 2 GB  SPD SDRAM or SDRAM+ECC in addition to the 100 MHz SDRAMs.

  Product Skus

Standard Model

UPC Number


 6 35872 00464 3


  • Processor
    Single or Dual Pentium II Xeon
    Up to 100 MHz BUS Support
    4 On-board CPU Fan Headers with speed control; two Slot 2 Connectors
    2 On-board Case Fan Headers w/ on-off
    3 VRM components installed on board
    (2 for CPUs / 1 for L2 cache)
    Processor speeds:
    CPU compatibility chart
  • Chipset
    Intel 440GX (100 MHz AGP set)
    Latest Generation Slot 2 Chipset
    NS351 Super I/O Chipset
  • System Memory
    Up to 2GB Memory Support
    Synchronous DRAM W/SPD;
    Four 168-pin
    DIMM Sockets; 100MHz SDRAM
  • Expansion Slots
    Six 32-bit PCI Bus Mastering Slots
    One 16-bit ISA Slot; One 32-bit AGP Slot
    One Shared PCI/ISA  / 7 usable slots
    One RAIDPort III Slot
  • Disk Drive & System I/O
    Two PCI Bus-Master EIDE Ports
    Supports EIDE CD-ROMs
    Bus-Mastering Mode 2; PIO Mode 3 & 4
    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 Rev 1.2 Ports
    One IR (InfraRed) Port
    ATX PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
  • Integrated SCSI
    Adaptec AIC7896 Dual Channel Ultra 2 LVD SCSI; one 50-pin SCSI-2 Port
    Two 68-pin High Density Ultra 2 SCSI Ports
  • Voltage and Power
    2 ATX Power Supply Connectors **
    +12V Power Source for DC-FAN
    3.3V DRAM Support
    Utilizes GTL+ Bus, Reducing Power Consumption and EMI
    LM79/LM75 compatible control chips 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
  • BIOS
    AMI Plug 'n' Play flash BIOS Standard
    Deep Green / Energy Star / PC97 compliant
    Blinking LED for Sleep mode & more
    Year 2000 compliant
  • Form Factor
    On-board Dual Channel Ultra 2 SCSI
    ATX (13.0" x 12.0")
    Double Row ATX Connectors
    Type "V" I/O Shield (Intel Venus Compatible)
  • Chassis Info
    Chassis for the S1952 MUST be compatible with Intelīs Marlin Spike Slot2 Chassis.  It is also very important that you use an Intel Venus Compatible I/O Shield.

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