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TYAN Press Release

TYAN®'s Thunder K8W (S2885) becomesThe FIRST high-end Workstation platform recommended by AMD to support the Opteron™ 248 processor

TYAN is the ONLY Manufacturer to Offer AMD-Recommended Server and Workstation Solutions for the Opteron™ 248 Processor
Products: S2885 


Fremont, CA, November 19th, 2003 - AMD today announced that the Tyan Thunder K8W (S2885) has been validated to support the new Opteron™ 248 processor.  The newly released Opteron™ 248 processor is designed for dual processing servers and workstations and features a 2.2GHz frequency, 1MB L2 cache, and 128-bit DDR400/333 memory support.

Through rigorous testing, AMD has certified the
Thunder K8W (S2885) for excellent performance and stability.  AMD has listed the platform on its "AMD Opteron™ Processor Recommended Motherboards" list at:

http://www2.amd.com/us-en/recmobo/DetailHandler/1,,30_2252_869_8819^8821,00.ht ml?queryID=79088

The Thunder K8W (S2885) is the industry's top choice for the most demanding workstation.  The platform has eight DIMM sockets for up to 16GB of ECC memory, four Serial ATA ports, AGP Pro 110 8X/4X, four PCI-X slots, FireWire, Gigabit Ethernet, 5.1 surround sound support with SPDIF, and more.  Coupled with the Opteron™ 248 processor, the Thunder K8W (S2885) delivers the scalability of 32-bit and 64-bit support.

The Thunder K8W (S2885) is currently shipping in volume.