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Tyan® Unveils Motherboard Using Intel 810 AGPset (Whitney)

Uses top-of-the-line DC100 chipset version

FREMONT, California, April 26, 1999 - Tyan® Computer Corp. today announced its S2054 Tomcat i810 high performance motherboard with integrated graphics, targeted at the volume PC market segments.  This microATX mainboard for Intel socketed Celeron Processors is the first in a series of Tyan boards announced in concurrence with the Intel 810 AGPset (Whitney).  

An integrated, high performance, 3D graphics accelerator makes the Tomcat i810 ideally suited for system integration, especially with its 4MB (100MHz) on board display cache. Key features include: support for up to 512MB of industry standard SPD DRAM and ECC DRAM on two PC-100 DIMM sockets; four Bus Mastering PCI slots; Dual Channel UltraDMA/66 support; on-board AC-97 soft audio with game and speaker ports; two channel Universal Serial Bus (USB) support as well as standard I/O connectors (ps/2 keyboard connector, floppy connector, serial port, parallel ports).

Standing out in a Commodity Marketplace

"The Tomcat i810 specifications focus on high integration and low cost, yet still provide the performance and differentiation features that PC developers demand and Tyan is known for delivering," said Dr. Symon Chang, President and CEO of Tyan. "While Intel sells this chipset in several configurations, we chose to design our Tomcat i810 with the 'top-of-the-line'810DC100 version. This lets usprovide an extra PCI slot, accelerated display cache, and faster IDE support."

With flexibility and expandability upgrade paths, Tomcat i810 is designed to accommodate both a 66MHz and a 100MHz front-side-bus.  It will support all current and future socketed Celeron CPUs and supports an optional digital video out interface for LCD flat panels. In addition, an OEM AMR option is available for system integrators.

The Tomcat i810 with plug 'n' play flash BIOS is priced below $100 in OEM quantities with a three year manufacturer's warranty, and is Y2k compliant (per NSTL standards).

For further information about Tyan or any of its products, contact the company at 3288 Laurelview Court, Fremont, CA, 94538; call (510)-651-8868; or fax (510)-651-7688. Visit the company's web site at