Subject: Re: Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) support?
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 02/20/2005 09:46:42
On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 01:43:30 -0600, Dave Huang <> wrote:
> 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.

PCI-X vs. PCI-Express is going to be some sort of dividing line
between Intel based servers and workstations, probably.

Interesting that newer Macs use AGP for video and PCI-X for PCI cards...