Tyan Tiger MP ATX Dual Socket A Motherboard Review-8/29/2001
Tiger MP page
Tiger MP bios
Tyan is back with the next dual Athlon motherboard, the TigerMP. As you can see in the pictures above the Tiger MP is a watered down version of the Thunder K7 that costs significantly less.
Socket A ATX form factor 12"X13" 4 layer pcb
supports Dual AthlonMP
Auto CPU detection
AMD 760MP Chipset
200 or 266MHz system bus via jumper
4 184 pin DIMMS
Supports Registered DDR 128MB-4GB
1 4X AGP slot
4 64 bit PCI slots
2 32 bit PCI slots
ATA 100 support
1 Parallel port
1 Serial port
2 USB ports (4 optional)
1 IrDA connector
4 three pin fan connectors
The CPU socket area is quite similar to that of the Thunder K7 except that there is now a standard ATX power supply connector and the 762 Northbridge now has a heatsink on it.
The Tiger MP has the same number of dimms as the Thunder K7, but as you can see they are not tilted to the the side to allow for 1U compatibility. The standard DIMM layout also saves a lot of PCB space allowing for an ATX size instead of E-ATX.
Here we fine the 766 Southbridge, bios chip, and various connectors. Gone are the onboard SCSI chips and connectors. Also notice that this board has an AGP slot, and not AGP Pro.
Here we see the bios battery and the bottom of the PCI slots. Without the 3COM NIC chips and the onboard ATI video Tyan was able to add a slot.