1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Tyan Tempest i5400XT

Michael Larabel

Published on 10 March 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 8 - 6 Comments

Motherboard Layout:

While the Tempest i5400XT (S5396) boasts a new chipset, the layout of the motherboard isn't too different from the earlier i5000XT. When looking at the i5400XT motherboard, the visible differences really come down to a different heatsink on the northbridge. At the rear I/O panel, the i5400XT has picked up SPDIF In and Out support. Two of the technical differences between the Intel 5000X and 5400 Chipsets include the latter supporting CPUs with a 16000MHz FSB (in addition to the 1067/1333MHz support found on both chipsets) and 128GB maximum of FB-DIMM memory (previously 64GB).

The Tyan Tempest i5400XT motherboard supports up to two Intel LGA-771 processors. Intel Xeon processors going back to the 5000 Dempsey series are supported as well as the dual-core 5100 Woodcrest series and quad-core 5300 Clovertown processors, but support has been added in the 5400 Chipset for the Wolfdale and Harpertown processors. Both Wolfdale and Harpertown are built on a 45nm process. We previously talked about Intel's Harpertown processors during the 2007 Fall Intel Developer Forum. In front of the dual CPU socket area on the S5396 motherboard is the 8-pin EPS power connector.

In the bottom corner of the motherboard is a single FDD and IDE connectors as well as the six Serial ATA 2.0 ports, BIOS chip, and CMOS jumper. The six SATA 2.0 ports support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 modes. The southbridge used by the i5400XT is the Intel 6321ESB, which is the same chipset found on the Tyan i5000XT. Cooling this chip is a small aluminum heatsink.

Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. NVIDIA's Latest Maxwell Line-Up Against AMD With Catalyst On Linux
  2. Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge vs. Broadwell
  3. AMD FX-8320E Performance On Linux
  4. Linux Compiler Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1
  5. Intel Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs. Linux
  6. Linux Benchmarks Of NVIDIA's Early 2015 GeForce Line-Up
Latest Linux News
  1. Intel Broadwell-U P-State vs. ACPI CPUFreq Scaling Linux Performance
  2. DragonFlyBSD Is Almost To Linux 3.10 Era Intel Graphics Support
  3. New Beta Of Witcher 2 Aims For Greater Performance
  4. NVIDIA Tegra DRM Driver Supports Atomic Mode-Setting In Linux 3.20
  5. Linux "GHOST" Vulnerability Hits Glibc Systems
  6. Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline, Three Years After The CEO Shakeup
  7. PlayStation 4 System Compiler Support Landing In LLVM
  8. Now-Closed KDE Vulnerabilities Remind Us X11 Screen Locks / Screensavers Are Insecure
  9. Vivaldi: A New Chromium-Powered, Multi-Platform Browser
  10. KDE Plasma 5.2 Officially Released
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Windows 10 To Be A Free Upgrade: What Linux Users Need To Know
  2. LibreOffice 4.4 Is Coming Soon With New Features
  3. TraceFS: The Newest Linux File-System
  4. My Initial Intel Broadwell Linux Experience With The ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  5. Broadwell Linux Ultrabook Running MUCH Cooler Than Haswell
  6. Interstellar Marines On Linux With Catalyst: Bull S*#@
  7. Linux Users Upset By Chromium's Busted HiDPI Support
  8. LZHAM 1.0 Lossless Data Compression Codec Released