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Tyan® refreshes Intel® Xeon™ processor-based motherboard lineup with Intel® E7501 chipset

Thunder i7501 and Tiger i7501 support latest Intel® Xeon™ Processors with 533MHz System Bus
Products: S2723 S2721-533 


Fremont, CA, November 18, 2002 - Tyan® today unveiled three server motherboards based on the new Intel® E7501 chipset. These platforms provide the latest in high-speed system bus technology, DDR266 memory, PCI-X support, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and optional IPMI server management.

With support for a 533MHz system bus, four independent PCI (-X) channels, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, Fast Ethernet port, and optional dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI, the
Thunder i7501 Pro S2721-533 is aimed at OEMs and system integrators demanding peak performance and an unbeatable feature set.

The
Tiger i7501 S2723 provides all the robust processor and memory performance as the Thunder i7501, but is aimed at the value segment. The Tiger i7501 features a 533MHZ system bus, two independent PCI (-X) channels, Fast Ethernet port, and optional Gigabit Ethernet port. Two of the most compelling features of this platform are its ATX (12" x 9.8") form factor and universal ATX12V/EPS12V power connector.

"Covering the performance and value server segments, the Thunder i7501 and Tiger i7501 platforms provide customers with solutions to meet their exact requirements," stated Danny Hsu, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at Tyan. "Support for a 533MHz system bus and DDR266 memory, combined with our unique feature sets,
make these new Tyan platforms ideal for the widest variety of server applications."

"The Intel® E7501 chipset enables advanced server technology including dual channel DDR 266 memory, high bandwidth PCI-X I/O expansion to provide the performance, flexibility, and expandability for volume dual Intel® Xeon™ processor-based servers", said Hemant Dhulla, Director of Enterprise Chipset Marketing for Intel®'s Enterprise Platforms Group.  "Tyan's new Thunder i7501 and Tiger i7501 server platforms provide performance and robust feature set to serve the performance and value server market segments."

Both motherboards are currently sampling, with wide availability expected in Jan. 2003.
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