Tyan Tomcat K8E-SLI S2866 Motherboard

TYAN Updated: 2009-01-29 RSS
Tyan Tomcat K8E-SLI S2866 Motherboard

The Tomcat K8E-SLI (S2866) is a highly-integrated entry-level server, high-end desktop motherboard that has all of the great features found in its companion product, the highly-acclaimed Tomcat K8E (S2865), with additional options for the newest technologies such as support for AMD Athlon™ 64, 64 FX, X2, and Opteron™ 100 series dual core processors, NVIDIA SLI™ dual PCI Express graphics cards support, support for up to 4GB Unbuffered DDR400 memory with ECC/non-ECC and ChipKill support, Serial ATA-II with RAID, Audio and FireWire (1394a) and multiple USB 2.0 ports, supports up to (3) LAN ports, remote management support, ATX form factor to fit a majority of chassis enclosures in the market, and two SKUs to choose from: Server or Workstation.

- µPGA 939-pin socket; supports AMD Athlon 64 4000+, Athlon 64 FX, X2, and Socket 939 Opteron 100 series processors
- Up to 1 GHz Hyper-Transport link support
- Single and Dual Core support

- nVIDIA nForce™ pro2200 (S2866A2NRF), support SLI technology
- nVIDIA nForce4™ Ultra (S2866G3NR), don't support SLI technology
- SMSC DME1737

- Dual memory channels
- Supports up to four DDR-400/333 DIMMs
- Up to 4GB of unbuffered, ECC/Non-ECC memory

Expansion Slots
- One x16 PCI Express connector (#6)
- One x16 PCI Express connector (#4) support SLI technology for x8 PCIe signal (S2866A2NRF only)
- One SO-DIMM socket for SLI card (#5)
- Three 32-bit, 33MHz PCI v2.2 slots

Back Panel I/O Ports
- Stacked PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports
- COM1 connector; one 15-pin VGA port
- Three audio jacks (S2866A2NRF)
- Stacked two RJ45 ports for nVIDIA and BCM5705 Gigabit LAN with link/activity LED
- Stacked two USB v2.0 ports & one RJ45 port for Intel 82551 10/100 LAN w/ link/activity LED

Integrated I/O Interfaces
- Four USB v2.0 ports (via cable)
- One COM port (via cable)
- Tyan 2 x 9 front-panel pin header
- 2 x 25 pin SMDC pin header

System Management
- SMSC DME1737 with hardware monitoring
- Total of six 4-pin FAN connectors: FAN1, 2, 3, and CPU FAN all have tachometer and auto FAN control, FAN4 has only auto FAN control with FAN3 and FAN 4 always run
- Temperature and voltage monitoring
- Watchdog timer

Integrated Serial ATA Controller
- Serial ATA-II Host controllers embedded
- Supports four Serial ports running at 3Gb/s
- NV RAID RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD support
- SATA activity LED connector

Integrated PCI IDE
- Single ch. master mode supports two IDE devices
- Support for ATA-133/100/66/33 IDE drives and ATAPI compliant devices

Integrated LAN Controllers
- One Broadcom BCM5705 GbE controller: Operates at PCI v2.2 interface; Pin headers for front panel LAN LED
- One Intel 82551 10/100 LAN controller (G3NR): Operates at PCI v2.2 interface WOL/PXE support; Pin headers for front panel LAN LED
- One integrated nVIDIA MAC with Marvell 88E1111-CAA GbE PHY: 32bit PCI v2.3 interface; WOL/PXE support; Pin header for front panel LAN LED

Intelligent Platform Management Interface Header (2x25 SMDC pin header)
- Tyan Server Management Daughter card M3291 (optional) supports features listed below: FAN1, 2, 3, and CPU FAN all have tachometer
- SMDC Pin Header option is available on S2866G3NR-RS SKU only

Integrated PCI 1394a (S2866A2NRF)
- VIA VT6307 PCI FireWire (1394a) controller
- Two 1394a ports (via cable)

Integrated Audio (S2866A2NRF)
- Realtek ALC655 audio CODEC
- AC'97 Rev.2.3 supported
- CD-in connector

Integrated PCI Graphics (S2866G3NR)
- XGI Volari Z7™ PCI graphics controller
- 16MB Frame Buffer of video memory

- Award BIOS 8Mbit Flash
- Supports APM 1.2 & ACPI 1.0
- PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0 Power Management

- ATX 12V support, on board 4-phase VRM
- Universal 24-pin + 8-pin power connectors
- 4-pin auxiliary power connector

Form Factor
- ATX footprint (12" x 9.6"; 305mm x 244mm)