Subject: Re: Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) support?
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 02/20/2005 01:43:30
On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 10:41:46PM +0100, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> 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.

It's actually going to be used as a Windows workstation
(compile/compute for work-related stuff, and perhaps the occasional
game :), but I was hoping to dual boot NetBSD for when I get sick of
Windows :) I don't _really_ need PCI-E, but just figured I should get
the latest and greatest, seeing that I seem to only get around to
upgrading my hardware every 7 or 8 years.

> I'd check out some of the other Tyan boards, they're pretty good.

Will do, thanks :)