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Tyan® Adds Trinity KT™ Systemboard To Award-Winning Product Line, Supports Latest AMD® Athlon™ and Duron™ Processors

Fremont, CA, August 18, 2000 - Tyan® Computer Corp., a leading designer and manufacturer of PC systemboard solutions, continues its tradition of producing stable, high-performance products by launching the Tyan Trinity KT systemboard. The Trinity KT is based on the VIA® KT-133 chipset and is tailor-made for the desktop PC market. Its cutting-edge design supports the latest AMD® Athlon™ and Duron™ processors and is geared for performance PC users that require expandability and upgradeability. With support for a 200 MHz Front-Side Bus (FSB) and 4x AGP, the Trinity KT offers unprecedented advantages in graphics performance and I/O transfers. Whether you're a business user running multiple applications or a hardcore gamer searching for the most reliable system, the Trinity KT enables you to maximize the benefits of the latest AMD processor technology.

The Secret Recipe for Success

Combining the raw power of AMD's processors with the proven track record of the Trinity platform, Tyan has once again launched an enticing solution for users seeking superior performance. In addition to the AGP slot, there are six PCI slots and one ISA slot, providing maximum expandability. Up to 1.5GB of high-speed PC133 memory is supported through three DIMM sockets.  

The Trinity KT surpasses all of the requirements and expectations in a performance desktop system. "Trinity systemboards have always been associated with high-performance and unprecedented stability" states Danny Hsu, Director of Product Marketing at Tyan. "The Trinity KT is no exception; pairing it up with the latest AMD Athlon or Duron processor allows the user to exert the system to its full potential - without overclocking."

Trinity KT (S2390) Features

  • Single Socket A, supports AMD Athlon or Duron processor
  • VIA KT-133 & 686A chipset, supports 200 MHz Front-Side Bus
  • On-chip audio and AC'97 codec
  • AGP slot supports 4x/2x mode
  • Six 32-bit PCI slots and one 16-bit ISA slot (1 shared slot)
  • Three DIMM sockets support 1.5GB of PC100/133 SDRAM
  • ATX form factor (12" x 8.2")

Award-winning Trinity Series

Tyan Trinity series systemboards feature a highly expandable design for maximum scalability and flexibility. Other Trinity boards include the Trinity 400, the most award-winning board in the Tyan family, and the Trinity K7. The Trinity 400 systemboard utilizes VIA chipset technology and provides PC133 memory support and 4x AGP for a flexible, reliable solution. The Trinity K7 uses VIA's KX-133 chipset and includes six PCI slots, ideal for users requiring expandability and upgradeability. Both products are proven champions in the systemboard market, winning a wide range of awards from many of the most prominent and respected review sites.


Tyan is currently shipping the Trinity KT in sample quantities, with volume shipments commencing before the end of August.

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 regarding Tyan or its products, please contact them directly at 510-651-8868, or visit them on the web at

Press Contact: Matt Vernon, Tyan Computer, 510-651-8868,