Socket 7 Board Review July 1998

Tyan S1590S "Trinity"

Baby-AT board, VIA Apollo MVP3 chipset, 1 MB L2 cache, 4x ISA, 4x PCI, AGP slot, 3x DIMM, 2x SIMM , ATX and AT power connector. Voltages: 3.3, 3.2, 2.9, 2.8, 2.7, 2.2, 2.1, 2.0V.

I thought the TMC baby AT board was really good equipped, but Tyan even outfeatures it: 4 PCI slots, 4 ISA slots, the obligatory AGP slot, 3 DIMM sockets and two SIMM sockets are almost high end level. Besides you may use 6 full size cards (AGP, 3 PCI and 2 ISA) if needed. Tyan did really good work and placed an ATX power connector and 1 MB L2 cache on the board as well what makes this board the features winner of this review.

In my eyes only one thing has to be chalked up, the power management cannot be disabled in the BIOS setup.

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