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Phoronix: Tyan Tempest i5000VF & i5000VS [Review]

Aug 29, 2006, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"Since the beginning of June we have had the Tyan Tempest i5000XL S2692 in our labs, and through its stay, we have continued to be impressed by this well designed motherboard for Intel's Bensley Platform. Continuing in a benchmarking tempest, up on the bench today we have the Tyan i5000VF and i5000VS. Both of these motherboards use the Intel 5000V Blackford Chipset with ESB2 Southbridge; however, there are a few minor changes between these two contenders. For instance, the number of memory slots, integrated Ethernet connections, and expansion slots are different between the VF and VS variants. However, the similarities are many when it comes to the Serial ATA ports and functionality, dual LGA-771 CPU sockets for use with Dempsey or Woodcrest processors, and the overall layout. We have fired up both of these motherboards with Woodcrest processors and have put it up against its Greencreek counterpart--the Tempest i5000XL. Below are the general features for both of the motherboards..."

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