Tyan Computer S2885ANRF, Socket 940, AMD Motherboard
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Tyan Computer S2885ANRF, Socket 940, AMD Motherboard

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  • Width: 12.02 in.
  • Storage Controllers: ATA-133 Serial ATA-150
  • Product Type: Motherboard
  • Depth: 13 in.
  • Form Factor: Extended ATX
  • Chipset Type: AMD-8111 / AMD-8131
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Tyan Computer S2885ANRF, Socket 940, AMD Motherboard

The Thunder K8W (S2885) delivers the best performance for powering digital content creation, productivity, 3D gaming, and other multimedia applications. Powered by the AMD Opteron Processor with the scalability of 32-bit and 64-bit support, this platform supports AGP 8X / AGP 8X PRO 110 W slot, eight DIMM slots for 16 GB of PC2700 DDR memory with ECC, Gigabit Ethernet, integrated Serial ATA, FireWire, and six-channel audio with SPDIF support. With many onboard features, the Thunder K8W (S2885) offers the best in high-end workstation platforms.

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 user reviews
67% recommend this product
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Consumer Reviews


The Best AGP Dual CPU based Motherboard up to date

bypaulphoto Jul 8, 2006
53 Helpfuls 54 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Super fast and stable, Dual-core ready, PCI-X, PCI, AGP 8x PRO, Great hardware/Software...
Cons No USB2.0; uses USB1.1
Recommended it? Yes

The Tyan Thunder S2885ANRF is quite a unique motherboard designed with a workstation/server application in mind. With a price tag of $400 currently available online, this motherboard is but for a serious application. It features a dual 940-pin socket CPUs and only supports AMD Opteron-based... Read full review »


Nice board, TERRIBLE customer support

byrmnep May 7, 2004
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lots of RAM. Lots of extras. 3 PCI buses.
Cons No USB-2. SATA is on 33MHz bus (slow). AGP problems. TERRIBLE product support from Tyan.
Recommended it? No

I got this board about two months ago. I made sure to get all the other components from Tyan's approved compatibility list (Enhance Power source, ATP RAM, Radeon 9800 Pro, etc.). Unfortunately, it seems that Tyan doesn't actually test the things they put in the compatibility list.

This... Read full review »


Expensive, but full featured

byquango Apr 19, 2004
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great expansion capabilities, good features
Cons Only one PCI slot and four PCI-X can limit you, and no USB2
Recommended it? Yes

If you want a dual-Opteron system for a workstation, and you need AGP graphics this is worth looking at. My system has dual Opteron 240s with 2Gb DDR400Mhz memory, and two SATA Raptor 76Gb disks. I chose this board as the MSI offerings seemed to lack a few features this board has. However, you have... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features

Telecom / Networking

Networking Type Ethernet


Audio Output Type Sound card
Audio Codec AC97 Audio Codec


Key Features

Width 12.02 in.
Storage Controllers ATA-133 • Serial ATA-150
Product Type Motherboard
Depth 13 in.
Form Factor Extended ATX
Chipset Type AMD-8111 / AMD-8131
CPU Type Opteron

Product Identifiers

Model S2885ANRF
UPC 0635872007729

Other Features

Brand Tyan Computer

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