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Reviewed by: Norman Tan [08.01.05]
Manufactured by: Tyan


Board Layout Continued

The Tyan has support for up to 16 gigs of DDR400 ECC Ram which *should* be enough for most workstation applications. Here, we also see the 24-pin and 8-pin power connectors situated directly between the CPUs. The cables definitely have the potential to restrict airflow here, but judging from the shear number of components on the board, it would appear as though Tyan really had no choice.

The chipsets are cooled by large passive heatsinks which was good for one's sanity. Small chipset fans should just disappear. 

The back of the motherboard shows nothing particularily spectacular. In fact, it could be considered to be a little bare.

The stock AMD coolers are a little on the loud side so we decided to install a pair of XP-90s on the board. As you can see from the picture, there were no problems whatsoever.

Finally, we have the accessories. Basically, everything you need to build the computer and nothing more. Not pictured are the manual and driver CD.

Let's take a look at the CMOS now...

Next Page: (The BIOS/Benchmark Setup)