Tyan Toledo i965R S5180
Written by Michael Larabel in Motherboards on 24 March 2007. Page 1 of 4. Add A Comment

For years now we have been accustom to seeing Tyan motherboards in some of the best workstations and servers, but recently they have been introducing a couple FlexATX/microATX motherboards. The first microATX Tyan motherboard we had reviewed was the Tomcat i845GV S3098, which was about two years ago, while earlier this year we featured a preview of the Tomcat i945GM S3095. Now in hand today we will be reviewing the Tyan Toledo i965R S5180. The Toledo i965R is a FlexATX solution with an LGA-775 socket, one PCI Express x16 slot, two DDR2 sockets, and is powered by Intel's Q965 + ICH8 Chipset. The Tyan i965R motherboard also supports Intel's Core 2 Duo processors.


· Single Socket-T (LGA775 Socket)
· Supports Intel P4, Pentium D, & Core 2 Duo processors; Cedar Mill/Presler/Conroe processors
· 1066/800/533MHz FSB support

· Intel Q965 (Broadwater) MCH
· ICH8
· SMSC SCH5027 Super I/O Chip

· (2) 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets; dual channels
· Max. 4GB of DDR2-533/667/800 memory
· No ECC support

Integrated Audio
· Realtek ALC262 CODEC
· Stacked Mic-in/Line-in/Line-out audio port
· 2 x 5 pin header for front panel audio header
· CD-in connector

Integrated Serial ATA
· Supports four SATA ports running at 3Gbps

Integrated LAN Controllers
· (2) Intel? 82573V GbE LAN controllers
· (2) Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
· Operating at PCI-E x1 from ICH8

System Management
· (1) 4-pin CPU Fan header
· (2) 4-pin System Fan headers
· Temperature and voltage monitoring
· Watchdog timer support

Intelligent Platform Management Interface
· Tyan M3291 Server Managment Daughter Card:
· Based Renesas H8 2167
· Tailored for IPMI 2.0 specifications
· Supports remote Power on/off and reset support
· Server Management Daughter Card via optional

Power Supply
· EPS 12V; universal 24 + 8-pin power connectors

· Award 8Mb firmware hub
· Serial Console Redirect
· USB boot supported
· Supports APM 1.2 and ACPI
· PnP, DMI, WfM power management
· S0 / S3 / S4 and S5 states supported

Form Factor
· Flex ATX footprint (228.6 x 190.5mm)


While this is a first time reviewing a Tyan Toledo motherboard, the i965R motherboard was packaged just like any other Tomcat, Tempest, or Tiger product. A layer of cardboard had separated the motherboard from the other contents. Among the items included with the motherboard were four Serial ATA cables, 4-pin molex to SATA power adapters, I/O panel, driver CD, and USB 2.0 expansion header. Tyan describes the Toledo series as being the basic platform of choice for entry-level servers in a single processor environment.

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