This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.All the numbers you have seen here in this review prove that the Tiger MP is the performance equal and sometimes winner in all the benchmarks shown. That makes sense, of course, since the Tiger MP and Thunder K7 are nearly identical motherboards if you take away the extra features of the Thunder version. Obviously though, the Tyan engineers were able to tweak the chipset slightly to get some improved performance from the AMD-760 MP north and south bridges.
Knowing that, the Tyan Tiger MP motherboard is going to be a great success – I can tell it already. Coming in at around $230 for this board, which is nearly half the price its cousin launched at, I see a lot of those eager for dual-Athlon power who were intimidated by the price of the Thunder K7 coming out of the woodwork to snatch this board up. And I don’t blame them.
As of this publication, I have heard nothing official from other motherboard manufacturers about dual-processor AMD motherboards except to say ‘We are working on it.’ Rumors are circulating that as early as late September we should be seeing options from MSI and/or Asus. I don’t see this as extremely likely though as these dates have moved back time, after time. Until these boards are released, that leaves Tyan holding the full dual-Athlon market in its palm. They are taking full advantage of it, too, by offering both a very high-end and lower-cost dual-Athlon solution.
All things considered, the Tyan Tiger MP is a great motherboard and is currently the only one in its class. I considered giving the board an Editor’s Choice award – as it certainly deserves one – but without more products to compare it to, I find it difficult to award it. The Tiger MP is still the best dual-Athlon solution for home users, in my opinion and will probably be so for some time as the other manufacturers try to play catch up.
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