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Tyan Thunder K7X 760 MPX Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Tyan


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Tyan has long been the sole rider in this wild ride that is Athlon multi-processing. They were the first to release a motherboard based on the original AMD-760 MP chipset back in June of 2001. They were the first to release a motherboard based on that same chipset for a home and workstation market rather than the server market. They were the first to release an AMD-760 MPX chipset motherboard, the Tyan Tiger MPX back in March. Now, they are releasing an AMD-760 MPX motherboard for the server market. While they are not the first, the Tyan Thunder K7X is the first board to have worked out all the USB and south bridge bugs of the original series of MPX chipset motherboards.

The Thunder K7X (S2468) is basically the same as the original Thunder K7 with the exception of the updated chipset that includes the much need 64-bit wide 66 MHz PCI bus for the server and workstation markets.

Here are the quick board specs:

Motherboard Specifications

CPU Socket

2 x Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)



Form Factor


Multiplier Options


Bus Speed Options

100 or 133 MHz


default only

Memory Support

4 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100 Support

Expansion Slots

5/0/1/0 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)

2 x 64-bit / 66 MHz PCI

3 x 32-bit / 33 MHz PCI

AGP Support

4x AGP Pro

USB Support

2 x USB 1.1

Integrated Components

ATI Rage XL Video

2x 3COM 10/100 NIC

Adaptec SCSI


Phoenix Bios

Onboard IDE

2 x ATA100 EIDE

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