Subject: Re: Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) support?
To: Dave Huang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
Date: 02/19/2005 22:41:46
On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 12:40:24PM -0600, Dave Huang wrote:
> What are the chances of getting NetBSD running well on a Tyan Thunder
> K8WE <http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html>? Looks like
> most of the onboard hardware is nForce stuff, which NetBSD doesn't
> seem to support very well.
> Any recommendations on a dual Opteron board with PCI-Express that
> plays reasonably well with NetBSD?
nVidia support is a mixed bag, so maybe not your best choice. Why do
you want PCI-Express, though? It's currently really only used as
an alternative to AGP. And with a dual Opteron system, you're looking
at a server-type configuration, for which the add-on card of choice
is PCI-X right now.
I'd check out some of the other Tyan boards, they're pretty good.