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Tyan® Announces Dual Slot 2 Motherboard

New model offers workstation-class performance with two Intel® Pentium® II Xeon processors and numerous other high performance features

FREMONT, California, June 29, 1998 - Tyan® Computer Corp. today announced the Thunder X (S1952DLU) a new motherboard that supports two Intel Pentium II Xeon processors. The new board is designed to meet the industry standard ATX form factor.

The Thunder X is designed for maximum expandability with five 32-bit PCI Bus Master slots, one shared ISA slot and one AGP slot. The board features a built-in twin channel Ultra2 Wide SCSI controller (Adaptec AIC7896) with LVD support, as well as two UDMA/33 IDE ports.  This provides outstanding performance and expandability in the storage subsystems.

"The Thunder X will greatly extend Tyan's leadership position in system boards for high performance workstations and with its integrated Ultra2 SCSI controller, will significantly out-perform any Intel based workstation platform currently on the market," according to Dr. Symon Chang, Tyan Chairman and CEO.

Based on the Intel 440GX AGPset, the Thunder X is also Tyan's first motherboard to support up to 2GB of PC/100 SDRAM.   Combined with the Pentium II Xeon's full speed level 2 cache, this will give memory performance that rivals RISC workstations. Other features include Super I/O support; AMI Plug 'n' Play BIOS; and advanced system management features such as LM81 sensor chips with on-board alarm to monitor fans, temperature and voltage levels. Intel's LANDesk® Client Manager software is also included.

The Thunder X will be available in volume by mid August. Beta samples are available to OEMs now.  OEM pricing in 1,000 piece quantities will be below $600.

Intel, Pentium and LANDesk are registered trademarks and Xeon is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

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

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