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Tyan S8236WGM3NR
6.2* out of 10

Tyan S8236WGM3NR

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Overall 4
4.0

Bad Design, Bad Performance

Shawn H., Newegg
25 April 2013
  • Summary: I will most likely return them. In talks with tyan to see if they can get a firmware update from LSI. The people at Tyan are great, but the board is not. Until this is resolved I would suggest you pick another Tyan board if you are in the market for G34 Socket.
  • Pros: As long as you don't need to install a PCE card and you don't need good disk performance this board is great. AMD/Promise raid controller has decent performance for a software raid, even better than the LSI SAS2008 onboard controller.
  • Cons: Extremely bad performance on the integrated SAS2008 LSI hardware controller, Atto performance test for a 8 drive raid 10 has 0.5 transfer size running at just under 3000 write speed. This is horrible. as the transfer size increases the performance does improve but it's obvious that this is not bu...
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad decision

Robert F., Newegg
28 March 2011
  • Summary: Very unimpressed with this motherboard. My own fault...guess I should have done more research. Will write it off and get a SuperMicro.
  • Pros: Can handle lots of RAM.
  • Cons: * Horrible graphics performance under Linux. * Poor RAID support under Linux... no Debian support, only suports older versions of Suse and Red Hat. Can't use 3Ware RAID adapter as CPU fans are directly in front of the PCIe slots and block sATA connectors. * IPMI interface is worthless... Can't sc...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice board

Julio M., Newegg
18 November 2010
  • Summary: I am still debating if I should get a Dell PowerEdge R610 and keeping this as a spare (second ESXi server) or will become my desktop/workstation. I am not a Intel nor AMD fanboy. For the past 6 years I have used Intel in all my builds...but these AMDs flies! 10 VMs and running ultra smooth.
  • Pros: 1. This is a really nice board. Easy configuration. 2. 2 x AMD 6128 + 16GB Kingston ECC RAM without issues. 3. Used fan management to avoid the Dynatron A6 coolers run at 100% all the time (LOUD) 4. Dual configuration flies!!!
  • Cons: 1. CPU socket layout made it more of a challenge for G34 cpu socket coolers. 2. Clear CMOS jumper was set to default. Would not POST 3. I get a CPU0 - IOAPIC error when loading ESXi 4.1 I bought this board exclusively for ESXi - Seems to be working OK though.
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