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Thunder K8WE (S2895)
Dual Opteron PCI Express Workstation Motherboard
• Dual µPGA 940-pin ZIF sockets
• Two onboard 4-phase VRM
• Supports up to two AMD Opteron 200 processors
• Three
HyperTransport links support up to
     6.4GB/s data transfer rate each link
• 144-bit
DDR interface (128-bit data + 16 bit ECC)
• Scalable 32bit & 64bit computing
• Secure computing with Nx register support

AMD-8131HyperTransport PCI-X Tunnel
NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 (CK8-04)
NVIDIA nForce Professional 2050 (I/O-4)
     - Connected to CPU 2
• SMsC Super I/O

• 128-bit dual channel (interleaved) memory bus
• Total eight
DDR DIMM sockets (four per CPU)
• Supports up to 16GB of
Registered DDR
• Supports ECC with CHIPKILL Technology
• Supports
DDR 400 / 333 / 266 memory

Expansion Slots (total of six usable slots)
• Two x16
PCI Express FULL SPEED slots
     - Slot1 PCI-E x16 from nForce Prof. 2200
     - Slot3 PCI-E x16 from nForce Prof. 2050
• Two independent 64-bit PCI-X buses
     - Slot 4 & 5: PCI-X 100 MHz max. (Bridge B)
     - Slot 6: PCI-X 133 MHz max. (Bridge A)
• One 32-bit 33MHz PCI v2.3 (Slot 2)

Integrated I/O
• One floppy connector
• One serial port connector and one 3pin custom
     serial header
• Eight USB 2.0 EHCI ports
     (four rear connectors and four pin headers)
• PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors
• Two FireWire (IEEE 1394a) ports
     (one rear connector and 1 internal pin header)

System Management
• Total of six 4-pin fan headers with PWM and
     tachometer monitoring
• Temperature, voltage and fan monitoring

Integrated ATA-133
• One ATA-133 IDE Channel for up to two devices
Integrated FireWire (IEEE 1394a)
• TI TSB43AB22A IEEE 1394a PCI controller
• Two FireWire ports (one rear connector and one
     internal pin header)

Integrated Audio
• Enhanced AC'97 2.3 compliant audio link
• Analog Devices 1981B codec
• Supports 5.1 Surround Sound
• CD-in/Aux-in connectors

Integrated SCSI Controller (option)
• LSI 53C1030 U320 SCSI controller
     - Two U320 68-pin SCSI connectors
     - Connected to PCI-X Bridge B

Integrated SATA II Controller
• Two integrated dual port SATA II controllers
• Four SATA connectors: up to four drives
• Supports 3.0Gb/s per port
• NvRAID v2.0 support
• RAID 0, 1, 0 + 1

Integrated Secure Network Processor
• Two IEEE 802.3 Nvidia MAC 1000/100/10
     Ethernet (1st from
nForce Professional 2200,
     2nd from
nForce Professional 2050)
• Supports WOL and PXE
• Supports Ethernet Jumbo Frames (9018 Bytes)
• Full Duplex Gigabit Ethernet support

• Phoenix BIOS on 8Mbit LPC Flash ROM
• Supports ACPI 2.0 and SRAT
• SMBIOS 2.3.1 BBS 1.1 Compliant
• USB device boot
• WOL and PXE support
• 48-bit LBA Support

Form Factor
• SSI EEB v3.5 footprint (12"x13"; 304.8x330.2mm)
• EPS12V/SSI 3.51 Workstation (24 + 8 + 6) power
     connectors (Split Plane design recommended)
• Serial (one) connector
• Two dual port USB 2.0 connectors (total 4 ports)
• Stacked PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors
• Two RJ-45 LAN connectors with LEDs
• Audio Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in jacks
• One IEEE 1394a port

• FCC Class B (DoC)
• European Community CE (DoC) Channel for up to two devices