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Tyan Trinity KT-A Motherboard Review

Tyan Trinity KT-A Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Tyan have generally been known as the manufacturer of highly stable server boards. While the groundbreaking dual AMD Thunder K7 has recently propelled them into the spotlight somewhat.
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External Mfg. Website: Tyan Aug 11 2001   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Tyan S2390B

KT-A Spec Sheet

One PGA462 ZIF socket (Socket A)
200/266MHz system bus speed
Auto-detection of processor voltage

VIA Apollo KT133A chipset
(VT8363A and VT82C686B)

System Memory
Three 168-pin 3.3v Unbuffered DIMM sockets
Supports up to 1.5GB (256Mb DRAM technology)
Supports PC100/133 SDRAM and VCM SDRAM

Hardware Monitoring
VIA 686B hardware monitoring chip
3-pin fan monitoring headers
2-pin chassis intrusion header
Flexible CPU temperature and voltage sensing
3-pin Wake on LAN (WoL) header
3-pin Wake on Ring (WoR) header

Expansion Slots
One 2x/4x mode AGP slot, v2.0 compliant
Six 32-bit PCI slots, v2.1 compliant
One 16-bit ISA slot (shared w/ a PCI slot)
Total seven usable slots

Integrated PCI IDE
Dual-channel master mode
Supports up to four enhanced IDE devices
Support for DMA100/66/33 IDE and ATAPI compliant devices

Integrated I/O
One floppy connector supports up to two drives
Two 9-pin 16550-based serial ports
One 25-pin SPP/ECP/EPP parallel port
Four USB ports (two ports via optional cable)
PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports

Award BIOS 2Mbit Flash RAM
Supports APM v1.2 and ACPI v1.0
Auto-detection of memory size
Auto-configuration of IDE hard drive types
User settings of hardware monitoring
Multiple boot options
DMI 2.0 compliant

Form Factor
2.03 (12" x 8.2")
Four-layer board
One 20-pin ATX power connector
Stacked keyboard and mouse ports
Stacked USB (two) ports
Stacked parallel (one) and serial (two) ports

FCC Class B (Declaration of Conformity)
European Community CE (Declaration of Conformity)

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Contents of Article: Tyan S2390B
 Pg 1.  Tyan Trinity KT-A Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  — KT-A Spec Sheet
 Pg 3.  Notes on the KT-A layout
 Pg 4.  A BIOS built not for Overclocking
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: WinBench 99, Content Sandra
 Pg 6.  Quake III Arena Benchmarks

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