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Tyan Tomcat K8E (S2865) Motherboard

Tyan Tomcat K8E (S2865) Motherboard
alaAverage 3.7

25 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Tyan Tomcat K8E (S2865) Motherboard. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Processors & Motherboards for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 89/100 and experts rate this product 60/100.

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Expert review by : Jacob Lumetta (

TYAN Tomcat K8E (S2865) Motherboard


Performance: Excellent benchmarking results. Performed right on par with other nForce4 motherboards. BIOS is perfect for overclocking enthusiasts. SATA RAID 0,1, 0+1 capability is available Accessories: 4 SATA cables, 2 IDE cables, 1 Floppy Disk Drive Cab

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (

Good board, but dont make my mistake


be warned - though it doesnt show it on Neweggs site, this board DOES NOT suppors REGISTERED RAM.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Great 939 Board


Easy Config, it auto senses CPU and voltage.

No SLI support.

May, 2007

Consumer review (

Nice for Small Server


Has been up solid without any problems for a little over a month.


May, 2007

Consumer review (

Chris H.


Great board worth the money.

To set this board up to full ur mostly full use of features take alot of knowledge and the manual is not written with enough information on all the features.

May, 2007

Consumer review (

TYAN S2865G2NR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 core-logic ATX Server Motherboard - Retail


Great motherboard - no problems as of this time.

Price is a little high, but is expected on a server class motherboard from Tyan.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

A pearl of stability


I purchased this mobo for a CAD system, to replace a troublesome former unit.

Can't think of any.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

onboard video never worked

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Good home-fileserver mobo


I wanted something inexpensive for a home fileserver, and I wanted ecc memory for stability.

Only one pci express slot (x16).

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Powerful, Reliable, Stable


All of which are characteristics of Tyans Motherboards.

No SLI, although all that was missing was a different chipset and an extra pci x16 port.

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

What has the power of AMD64 core technology, the performance of the NVIDIA nForce 4 chipset, and features for the server and desktop space? Newly unleashed, the Tomcat K8E (S2865) offers customers the flexibility to meet numerous application requirements. Features of the Tomcat K8E include support for AMD Athlon 64 / 64FX (939-pin socket), support for up to 4GB of DDR400/333 unbuffered memory, PCI Express x16 and dual x1 slots, integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN, built-in multi-channel audio, SATA-II NVRAID, 1394a FireWire, and much more. With all of this, plus scalability for 32-bit and 64-bit applications, the Tomcat K8E presents a compelling solution for any number of customer requirements.

Audio Output

Type:None/Sound card

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Tyan Computer
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Tyan Tomcat K8E/Tyan Tomcat K8E-SLI

Key Information

Storage:ATA-133 / Serial ATA II (RAID)/ATA-133 / Serial ATA-300 (RAID)


Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
Compatible Processors:Athlon 64 / Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 / Opteron 100 series/Athlon 64 / Athlon 64 FX / Opteron
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz
Form Factor:ATX
Multi-Core Support:Dual-Core
Processor Socket:Socket 939
Supported RAM Technology:DDR SDRAM


Product Type (AE):Motherboard


Type: None


Type:Network adapter


Installed Qty:0
Max Supported Qty:1


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:4GB

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB/8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI RAGE XL/XGI Volari Z7
Interface Type:PCI
Type:Graphics adapter/None