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retsam
01-30-05, 04:27 AM
tyan thunder sli (http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html)


ok i have a question regarding this new board that tyan just released ... as you can see with the specs this board has full 16x sli support for both ports. my question is how are they determaning what kind of mode the board is in regarding sli mode (multi card rendering) and none sli mode ( multi monitor support) there is no pcb card in between the slots... i thought this was needed in order to switch modes.... any one have any thoughts on this




retsam

r2d2d3d4d5
01-30-05, 07:37 AM
Lots more pics here (http://www.2cpu.co.kr/preview/tyan/2895/).

:eek: :drooling: :luv:

Is "multi monitor support" SLI?

MUYA
01-30-05, 07:40 AM
C0mputer pr0n!!!!

saturnotaku
01-30-05, 07:44 AM
Is "multi monitor support" SLI?

Multi-monitor support is pretty self-explanatory. Just about every single video card since the GeForce2 MX has offered this feature.

r2d2d3d4d5
01-30-05, 07:57 AM
Multi-monitor support is pretty self-explanatory. Just about every single video card since the GeForce2 MX has offered this feature.
Oops. I think I was struck to momentary blindness (didn't see/process the ....none sli mode....). Must be all the c0mp....never mind.

Clay
01-30-05, 08:33 AM
tyan thunder sli (http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html)


ok i have a question regarding this new board that tyan just released ... as you can see with the specs this board has full 16x sli support for both ports. my question is how are they determaning what kind of mode the board is in regarding sli mode (multi card rendering) and none sli mode ( multi monitor support) there is no pcb card in between the slots... i thought this was needed in order to switch modes.... any one have any thoughts on this




retsam
I'm not sure about 2200/2050 setup but it appears that this Tyan board doesn't support two cards in SLI. There are other motherboards in this market that do, however, as you can see the SLI switch card on them.
http://www.linuxhardware.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/26/2240240&mode=thread

retsam
01-30-05, 08:59 AM
this is very disapointing i was hoping that this would support sli .... oh well

r2d2d3d4d5
01-30-05, 12:27 PM
tyan thunder sli (http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html) x16 lanes on each slot to support NVIDIA SLI™ technology at unprecedented speeds

:confused:

Clay
01-30-05, 01:27 PM
:confused:
I'm confused too. If you read this article (http://www.linuxhardware.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/26/2240240&mode=thread) it gives the impression that the Tyan doesn't support SLI since it does not have the SLI switch card.

Treason
01-30-05, 01:35 PM
I thought Tyan is no longer in the consumer motherboard market. Doesn't it only manufacture server/business motherboards?

Clay
01-30-05, 01:58 PM
This motherboard that retsam is referring to is not a consumer-level product. Neither is the nForce Professional for that matter. I think he's just considering buying it for whatever reason. :)

r2d2d3d4d5
01-30-05, 03:06 PM
I'm confused too. If you read this article (http://www.linuxhardware.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/26/2240240&mode=thread) it gives the impression that the Tyan doesn't support SLI since it does not have the SLI switch card.

As far as I can work out the “SLI-card” is only necessary if you need to switch between two bandwidth modes (eg between x16/x2 and x8/x8). As the Tyan board runs x16/x16 all the time there's no need for a card.

Clay
01-30-05, 06:57 PM
As far as I can work out the “SLI-card” is only necessary if you need to switch between two bandwidth modes (eg between x16/x2 and x8/x8). As the Tyan board runs x16/x16 all the time there's no need for a card.IIRC that's true. I need to brush up on what I read last fall. :D