Configuration Cookbook060602
TARGA 3000 Configuration Cookbook
Configuration Cookbook
Updated 06/06/02
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Table of Contents
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General Information .........................................................................................................................4
1.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................4
1.2 Related Documents ....................................................................................................................4
Certified Workstations and Motherboards ..........................................................................................5
2.1 What Does Certified Mean?.........................................................................................................5
2.2 System Requirements.................................................................................................................5
2.3 Choosing the Right Ingredients....................................................................................................5
2.4 Currently certified workstations ....................................................................................................6
2.5 Currently certified motherboards ..................................................................................................6
2.6 Incompatible hardware list...........................................................................................................7
System Considerations .....................................................................................................................8
3.1 Which PCI Chipset is Best?.........................................................................................................8
3.2 What BIOS Will Work?................................................................................................................8
3.3 TARGA 3000, IRQs & DMA ........................................................................................................8
3.4 How Much RAM is Necessary?....................................................................................................9
3.5 Ove rclocking ..............................................................................................................................9
3.6 Operating System.......................................................................................................................9
3.7 Processors .................................................................................................................................9
3.8 Virtual Memory ......................................................................................................................... 10
3.9 TSRs ....................................................................................................................................... 10
3.10
Bus Mastering ...................................................................................................................... 10
Certified Workstations .................................................................................................................... 11
4.1 IBM Intellistation Zpro model 6866-xxU ...................................................................................... 11
4.2 IBM Intellistation Mpro model 6868-xxU ..................................................................................... 12
4.3 IBM Intellistation Mpro model 6889-xxU ..................................................................................... 13
4.4 Required BIOS Changes for IBM Intellistation: ............................................................................ 14
4.5 Compaq SP750 Professional Workstation .................................................................................. 15
4.6 Dell Precision Workstation 620 .................................................................................................. 16
4.7 HP Kayak XU800 Workstation ................................................................................................... 17
4.8 Silicon Graphics 550 Workstation............................................................................................... 18
4.9 HP Workstation X4000 .............................................................................................................. 19
4.10
Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 .......................................................................................... 20
4.11
Dell Precision 530................................................................................................................. 21
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IBM Intellistation MPro 6850.................................................................................................. 22
Certified Motherboards ................................................................................................................... 23
5.1 Intel SE440BX-2 "Seattle" Motherboard ..................................................................................... 23
5.2 Supermicro P6DBE 440BX motherboard.................................................................................... 24
5.3 Supermicro S370DL3................................................................................................................ 25
5.4 Tyan S1867 Thunder 2500........................................................................................................ 26
5.5 IWILL DCA200N....................................................................................................................... 27
5.6 SUPERMICRO 370SSR............................................................................................................ 28
5.7 INTEL 815DEEA(L)................................................................................................................... 29
5.8 INTEL D850GB ........................................................................................................................ 30
5.9 SUPERMICRO PIIIDR3 ............................................................................................................ 31
5.10
TYAN THUNDER i840 (S2520) ............................................................................................. 32
5.11
TYAN THUNDER K7 (S2462)................................................................................................ 33
5.12
Supermicro Super SSA370 FCPGA motherboard ................................................................... 34
5.13
IWILL DX400-SN .................................................................................................................. 35
5.14
SuperMicro P4DC6............................................................................................................... 36
5.15
Intel D845WN....................................................................................................................... 37
5.16
TYAN Tiger MP .................................................................................................................... 38
5.17
TYAN THUNDER i860 .......................................................................................................... 39
5.18
Intel D850MV ....................................................................................................................... 41
5.19
Intel D845BG........................................................................................................................ 42
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5.20
TYAN Tiger MPX (S2466) ..................................................................................................... 43
5.21
TESTED BUT NON-CERTIFIED MOTHERBOARDS .............................................................. 44
TARGA 3000 Technical Advisories.................................................................................................. 45
6.1 PCILOCK Boot Option .............................................................................................................. 45
Certified Display Adapters .............................................................................................................. 46
7.1 Overlay Explained..................................................................................................................... 46
7.2 Dual Monitor Support ................................................................................................................ 47
Disk Arrays.................................................................................................................................... 48
8.1 Image Quality and Data Rates ................................................................................................... 48
8.2 Certified Hard Drive Controllers ................................................................................................. 48
8.3 SCSI Bus types and potential bandwidth: ................................................................................... 48
8.4 SCSI Cables and Terminators ................................................................................................... 49
8.5 Certified Disk Arrays ................................................................................................................. 49
8.5.1
Rorke Data MaxArray LVD ................................................................................................ 49
8.5.2
BellStor FORTRA 4-Bay 72GB JBOD ................................................................................ 50
8.6 Certified Hard Drives (JBOD applications) .................................................................................. 51
8.7 System Boot Drives .................................................................................................................. 51
8.8 Striping .................................................................................................................................... 52
8.9 Defragmentation....................................................................................................................... 52
8.10
EIDE and Ultra/DMA-66, 100 Drives ...................................................................................... 52
Addendum..................................................................................................................................... 52
9.1 TARGA 3108 Update ................................................................................................................ 52
9.1.1
How do I determine which revision of TARGA card that I have?........................................... 52
9.2 Additional TARGA 3000 Cookbook Updates ............................................................................... 53
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1 General Information
1.1 Introduction
There are a lot of talented computer techies in the non-linear editing industry, and for them, Jacques Pepin
(popular chef extraordinaire) summed it up nicely: "For people like us who love to cook, it is easier, more
fun, more exciting, and more rewarding to cook without any recipes." We hope they never waver their quest
for the perfect NLE, and we actually stand to learn quite a lot from them. However, for those who would
rather cook by the book, this "cookbook" provides information which will help the computer technician
understand how to tailor a system around the TARGA 3000 family of products. For those who would rather
edit than cook computers, Pinnacle Systems Certified or Recommended Workstations are listed here.
The individual using this document must be technically capable to understand and interpret this information.
Neither this document nor Pinnacle Systems Support are meant to educate the computing novice or casual
integrator about the details needed to construct a reliable, high performance editing workstation. Experience
has proved that a better use of time and money is to rely on a Pinnacle Systems Authorized VAR (Value
Added Reseller) to configure and support a fully integrated TARGA 3000 editing workstation. For a list of
Authorized VARS, visit Pinnacle System's website at www.pinnaclesys.com.
This is a working document, periodically updated as new information or knowledge is acquired. Regardless
of the advice given here, Pinnacle Systems does not warrant or guarantee the performance of the systems
or components recommended.
1.2 Related Documents
Specifics of TARGA 3000 installation can be found in the TARGA 3000 installation guide that comes with the
product. Usage is covered in the TARGA 3000 User Guide.
There is a troubleshooting guide and frequently asked questions page on the TARGA 3000 support site.
Please consult these to avoid common problems.
For information on how to contact Pinnacle Systems, please see
http://www.pinnaclesys.com/support/contact/
Sales and Customer Service: 800-522-8783
Technical Support for TARGA 3000: targa-support@pinnaclesys.com or call 317-577-8788
Questions about this document: targa-support@pinnaclesys.com
Product Manager for TARGA 3000: Michael Asebrook (masebrook@pinnaclesys.com)
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2 Certified Workstations and Motherboards
2.1 What Does Certified Mean?
A computer workstation or peripheral that has been certified by Pinnacle Systems means that the certified
equipment meets or exceeds our requirements for a particular product, and that the same model(s) from this
manufacturer will perform at a predictable level of compliance. Certified status also means that the
workstation or equipment vendor will continue to work with Pinnacle Systems to resolve issues that may
arise from the recommendations of this or other Pinnacle support documents. Please note that we cannot
guarantee performance or compatibility with systems that are configured outside of our recommendations.
2.2 System Requirements
All TARGA 3000 workstations need the following components. This is a minimum requirements list for
reference purposes only, the actual end-product should be customized to the format you will be working with
(i.e. uncompressed YUV or DV). Consult the following section "Choosing the Right Ingredients" for more
specific requirements:
- PC Workstation based on i440BX,i815, i840 or Serverworks chipsets
- 256 MB / 512MB RAM (SDRAM or RIMM)
- Ultra3 (160m) SCSI Controller for AV drives or array
- AV Capable Drives or Arrays. 2 striped drives are required for MPEG2/DV, 4 for dual stream
uncompressed, 8 for 3 stream
- Certified Graphics Adapter
- 9 GB or Larger System Disk (EIDE or SCSI) - Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (NT Server not
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recommended) with Service Pack 5, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
-Direct X 8.0a (You can obtain this version of DirectX at
http://www.microsoft.com/directx/homeuser/downloads/default.asp
- Supported Editing Application (i.e. Adobe Premiere, in-sync Speed Razor, discreet edit 6.5)
2.3 Choosing the Right Ingredients
The TARGA 3000 Family of software and hardware is scaleable, meaning that better performance will be
realized with faster systems. System requirements will vary, depending on the format being used. For
example, if DV25 is used for acquisition and editing, the requirements are not as high as YUV. The following
codec choices will help define the "strength" of the system needed:
DV25. This is an "industrial" quality (4:1:1 / 4:2:0) codec. It is conservative on disk usage (12 GB/hour), data
rates up to 3.6 MBps per stream and has less chroma bandwidth than the other codecs. If planning on
effects work, consider one of the higher-quality codecs.
MPEG2. This is the closest equivalent to the MJPEG format that users are accustomed to in other highperformance editing systems. Disk usage at the highest quality setting is 24 GB/hour. The data rate can be
set between 10 Mbits/sec (1.2 MBps., offline quality) and 50 Mbits/sec (6.25 MBps., online quality) per
stream. The MPEG2 codec in TARGA 3000 is I-frame only, and can be edited with frame accuracy. If image
quality and disk usage are important, MPEG2 is recommended.
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As of June 6th, 2002, the Windows XP operating system is unsupported.
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YUV. This is uncompressed D1(4:2:2) quality. Disk usage is high, about 72 GB/hour, and the data rate is
about 20 MBps per stream. Recommended for high quality or multi-layer work and compositing.
RGBA. This is uncompressed D1(4:4:4:4) quality with no sacrifice in chroma bandwidth. Disk usage is about
144 GB/hour, or data rate of 40 MBps per stream. This is only useful if clips are imported directly into Adobe
After Effects or other compositing desktop applications that work with this format.
2.4 Currently certified workstations
Compaq Workstation SP750
IBM Intellistation MPro 6868-xxU
IBM Intellistation MPro 6889-xxU (OEM model)
IBM Intellistation ZPro 6866-xxU
Dell 620
HP Kayak XU 800
SGI 550
HP Workstation X4000
Compaq EVO Workstation W8000
Dell Precision 530
IBM Intellistation MPro 6850
New!
2.5 Currently certified motherboards
64 bit PCI motherboards
Iwill DCA200N
Supermicro 370DL3
Tyan 1867
Supermicro PIIIDR3
Tyan Thunder i840 (S2520)
Tyan Thunder K7 (S2462)
Iwill DX400-S N
SuperMicro P4DC6
Tyan Tiger MP (S2460)
Tyan Thunder i860 (S2603)
Tyan Tiger MP X (S2466) New!
32 bit PCI motherboards
Intel SE440BX-2 "Seattle"
Supermicro P6DBE
Supermicro 370SSR
Intel 815DEEA(L)
Intel D850GB
Supermicro 370SSA
Intel D845WN
Intel D850MV New!
Intel D845BG New!
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2.6 Incompatible hardware list
This is a list of systems and components found incompatible with TARGA 3000. This list will periodically
change.
Asus P2B-DS
Asus P3B-F
Asus P3V4X
DFI P2XBL/S
Gigabyte GA-6BXC
Gigabyte BX-2000
Microstar MS-6199
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3 System Considerations
3.1 Which PCI Chipset is Best?
The i840 is the recommended chipset for high performance TARGA 3000 systems since it offers full support
for 64 bit PCI. In addition the ServerWorks chipsets have been certified, although they have the
disadvantage that only PCI graphics cards can be used with this chipset. There are problems performing
DMA transfers to AGP with the ServerWorks chipset, and so overlay cannot work in such configurations. In
addition the Intel 440BX, 850, 845 and i815 chipsets have been certified. These do not offer the same
performance as the 64 bit i840 (no more than 2 streams of uncompressed can be played), but are much
better value. More recently we have also certified the AMD-760MP chipset for use with the Athlon
processors. It is wise to follow the instructions in this cookbook to ensure that you will get the best
performance and compatibility out of your system.
3.2 What BIOS Will Work?
No known issues exist with the major BIOS vendors (American Megatrends or AMI), Phoenix, or Award at
this time. The BIOS is responsible for configuring the resources used by components in a system. After a
system boots, BIOS hands over a list of detected devices and I/O addresses to the Windows NT HAL
(Hardware Abstraction Layer). From here, Windows NT manages the allocation of system resources to all
supported devices. BIOSes are revised routinely by motherboard manufacturers, and can affect a system
configuration.
3.3 TARGA 3000, IRQs & DMA
The TARGA 3000 uses DMA (Direct Memory Access) channels to quickly transfer large amounts of data to
system memory and back, not IRQ (Interrupt Request). DMA transfers are more efficient than IRQ channel
requests, as they are not "interrupted" by time-share requests used by IRQ cycles. When a device requires
service from the processor, it flags the system by asserting a hardware interrupt request (IRQ) . Interrupt
requests have higher priority than normal operating code, so the processor has to stop what it was executing
and service the request before resuming.
That said, IRQ allocation at the BIOS level must still be managed. (Pinnacle's certification reports for both
systems and motherboards will show the preferred PCI slot and associated IRQ positions for typical TARGA
installations.) For instance, if two devices (such as network adapters or SCSI controllers and TARGA) are
assigned the same IRQ at the BIOS level, BIOS will happily report to NT's HAL that both devices can share
the same IRQ space. HAL may then continue the shared relationship, and performance may degrade for
one or both devices when both are used at peak levels. A quick check in NT's Diagnostics Resources applet
is a good place to start.
All interrupts have a priority:
(Highest Priority) NMI, IRQ 0, 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Lowest Priority)
Most of the interrupts are pre-assigned, leaving only three or four available for TARGA, SCSI controller(s),
sound cards and network adapters. BIOS usually shows IRQ 9, 10, and 11 available and possibly IRQ 5 and
15 to assign to any additional device. This is how IRQs are typically assigned:
NMI - Non-maskable interrupt used to signal serious failures.
IRQ 0 - System Timer IRQ
08 - Real-time Clock
IRQ 1 - Keyboard
IRQ 09 - Available
IRQ 2 - Cascade Interrupt
IRQ 10 - Available
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IRQ 3
IRQ 4
IRQ 5
IRQ 6
IRQ 7
- COM2
- COM1
- Available or LPT2
- Floppy Drive
- LPT1
IRQ 11
IRQ 12
IRQ 13
IRQ 14
IRQ 15
- Available
- Bus Mouse
- FPU
- Primary IDE Interface
- Secondary IDE Interface
BIOS Tip: TARGA must not share an interrupt assignment with another device in the system, and TARGA
should be assigned an interrupt of 9, 10 or 11.
3.4 How Much RAM is Necessary?
TARGA 3000 will barely function with a minimum 128MB of system memory but performance increases
dramatically when more RAM is added. 256MB of RAM is recommended (and 512MB will boost
performance further). Under Targa 3000 version 1.5 software, in order to take advantage of the new
features, we strongly recommend 512MB of memory or higher. TARGA is competing with the operating
system and any other applications that may be running in the background. Whenever an application is
launched (i.e. TitleDeko) physical RAM must be allocated to the new process. When the physical RAM
amount is exceeded, the operating system must page out portions of the existing physical RAM to a page or
swap file on the hard drive. Since a hard drive is much slower than memory the paging process slows down
system performance.
3.5 Overclocking
Increasing the bus speed of the motherboard is not supported. The common practice of increasing the
multiplier of bus speed frequency has been shown to lower the overall reliability and predictability of most
systems, and therefore is not recommended on a TARGA 3000 workstation
3.6 Operating System
TARGA 3000 v 1.0 / 1.0.1 / 1.0.2 requires Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (build 1381, Service Pack 5 or
above).
TARGA 3000 v 1.1/1.5 supports Windows 2000 in addition to Windows NT 4.0
Windows XP Professional is officially not supported. Please be advised for future support of Windows XP
Professional.
Use Windows NT Service Pack 5 or newer for TARGA 3000. If issues arise because of a service pack
update, we will issue a public statement via our web site at www.pinnaclesys.com.
3.7 Processors
The TARGA 3000 has been certified with the following processors :
PIII 500 MHz and higher
PIII Xeon 500MHz and higher
P4 1Ghz and higher
AMD Athlon, Athlon XP, Athlon MP 1.0GHz and higher
Dual processor workstations are highly recommended if TitleDeko titles, multiple audio and graphics layers
will be used. By design Windows NT supports a symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) environment. Adobe
Premiere can also take advantage of SMP for specific functions. TARGA 3000 takes advantage of
multithreading but does not benefit from SMP environments.
TARGA 3000 is fully compatible with Intel processors that employ SIMD technology. However, TARGA 3000
does not currently take advantage of the SIMD instruction set.
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AMD Athlon processors : These processors are fully x86 compliant so they should present no compatibility
problems to TARGA 3000.
Xeon Processors : This enhanced version of the Pentium II and III series allows faster L2 cache
performance, as it operates at the same speed (measured in MHz) as the core processor. The cache on a
regular Pentium II or III operates at half the core speed. Though this sounds exciting, tests in the trade
publications have not shown substantial increase of performance in non-linear editing systems.
3.8 Virtual Memory
Virtual memory should be fixed in size and should neither be smaller nor more than 25MB larger than the
physical memory in the machine. Furthermore the virtual memory should be set up on a partition other than
the operating system and applications (pagefile.sys). This prevents excessive fragmentation of the disk
which impacts performance. Virtual memory should not be put on the video drive for the same reason.
Ideally, it should have its own partition on the system drive and the system drive should be chosen to be
fast.
3.9 TSRs
Software such as Scheduler, Task Reminder, Microsoft Outlook, Real Player and Screen Savers can
interrupt a T3K session causing drop frames and other performance problems. All TSRs should be disabled
and the workstation should ideally be disconnected from the network during an edit session.
3.10 Bus Mastering
Make sure that Bus Mastering is enabled in the BIOS for all PCI slots. This is a requirement.
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4 Certified Workstations
4.1 IBM Intellistation Zpro model 6866-xxU
IBM Product Information
Specifications and Features
64-bit PCI solution from IBM. Base unit for the
TARGA 3000 Ready-to-Edit solution
Architecture:
Form factor Mini tower (7x9)
Orientations allowed Vertical
Slots x bays total (free) 7(6) x 9(6)
Expansion bus type PCI
Tested Configuration
- BIOS version PFKT 32.0 dated 02/24/00
- Model 6866-40U
- Adaptec AIC-7899 dual Ultra3 SCSI controller
(onboard)
- Pentium III Xeon 866MHz "Coppermine" 133 MHz
FSB
- 512 MB RDRAM 133 MHz
- Matrox Millenium G400 single or dual head 32MB
display adapter
+ Seven Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
BIOS Settings:
IBM BIOS Changes
Processor:
Processor (CPU) Pentium III Xeon
Processor internal clock speed 866 MHz
Planar clock speed 133 MHz
SMP processors std 1
SMP processors max 2
Upgradable processor Yes
Math co-processor Built-In
L1 internal CPU cache 32 KB
Processor upgrade options SMP via second Pentium
III
SMP capable (multiple processors) Yes
L2 cache std 256KB
L2 cache max 256KB
BIOS type Flash ROM
Performance Rating
Memory :
Memory (RAM) std 256 MB
Memory (RAM) max3 1024 MB
RAM speed 600MHz
Optional RAM configuration:
RAM type PC 600 ECC RDRAM
RAM slots total 4 RIMM
RAM slots available 2 RIMM
3 streams YUV uncompressed
Slot Positions
AGP: Matrox G400
PCI 6: empty
PCI 5: empty
PCI 4: empty
PCI 3: empty
PCI 64 2: TARGA 3000
PCI 64 1: empty
Expansion options:
Slots total (free) and type 1(0) AGP fullsize, 6(6) PCI
fullsize
3.5 inch bays - accessible (free) and height 1(0) SL
3.5 inch bays - not accessible (free) and height 6(5)
SL
5.25 inch bays - accessible (free) and height 2(1) HH
5.25 inch bays - not accessible (free) and height 0(0)
Parallel ports (type) 1 (EPP/ECP bidirectional)
Serial ports (type) 2 (9-pin 16550 with RS232E), 2
(USB)
Expansion ports Display, Keyboard, Line in, Line out,
Microphone in, Mouse, SCSI
Note: PCI 6 is next to AGP port
Technical Advisories
1. PCILOCK Boot Option
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4.2 IBM Intellistation Mpro model 6868-xxU
IBM Product Information
Specifications and Features
32-bit PCI solution from IBM.
Architecture:
Form factor Mini tower (6x7)
Orientations allowed Vertical
Slots x bays total (free) 6(4) x 7(4)
Expansion bus type PCI
Tested Configuration
- BIOS version PLKT 33.0 dated 05/18/00
- Model 6868-52U
- One Pentium III 866MHz "Coppermine" 133 MHz
FSB
- 256 MB RDRAM 133 MHz
- Matrox Millenium G400 single or dual head 32MB
display adapter
- Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter
+ check Seven Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m
9 GB drives
BIOS Settings:
Required BIOS Changes
Performance Rating
Processor:
Processor (CPU) Pentium III
Processor internal clock speed1 866 MHz
Planar clock speed 133 MHz
SMP processors std 1
SMP processors max 2
Upgradable processor No
Math co-processor Built-in
L1 internal CPU cache 128 KB
Processor upgrade options SMP via second Pentium
III
SMP capable (multiple processors) Yes
L2 cache std 256KB
L2 cache max 256KB
BIOS type Flash ROM
2 streams YUV uncompressed
Memory:
Memory (RAM) std 256 MB
Memory (RAM) max3 1024 MB
RAM speed 300MHz
RAM type PC 600 ECC RDRAM
RAM slots total 4 RIMM
RAM slots available 2 RIMM
Slot Positions
AGP: Matrox G400
PCI 1: empty
PCI 2: empty
PCI 3: TARGA 3000
PCI 4: empty
PCI 5: Adaptec SCSI host adapter
Expansion options:
Slots total (free) and type 1(0) AGP fullsize, 5(4) PCI
fullsize
3.5 inch bays - accessible (free) and height 2(1)
3.5 inch bays - not accessible (free) and height 3(2)
5.25 inch bays - accessible (free) and height 2(1)
5.25 inch bays - not accessible (free) and height 0(0)
Technical Advisories
1. PCILOCK Boot Option
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4.3 IBM Intellistation Mpro model 6889-xxU
IBM Product Information
Specifications and Features
Intel 440BX 32-bit PCI solution from IBM. This is
only available as an OEM solution.
. Intel Pentium II or Pentium III (550MHz 100MHz
FSB maximum) microprocessor with MMX
technology
. Support for up to 1024 MB (1 GB) of system
memory (SDRAM)
. 512 KB L2 cache memory integrated into
microprocessor
. PCI, ISA, and AGP buses
. Busmaster Ultra DMA-33 IDE controller
. Integrated Adaptec AIC-7895 Dual Channel Ultra
Wide SCSI PCI controller
. EIDE or Ultra Wide SCSI hard disk drive
. 32X or 40X Max IDE CD-ROM drive 1
. 3.5-inch, 1.44 MB diskette drive
Tested Configuration
- BIOS version NUKT 34.0
- Model 6889-91U
- One Pentium III 550MHz 100 MHz FSB
- 256 MB SDRAM PC100 MHz
- Matrox Millenium G400 single or dual head 32MB
display adapter
- Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter
+ check Seven Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m
9 GB drives
BIOS Settings:
. Expansion
- Six drive bays (three of which are occupied by the
preinstalled diskette drive, hard disk, and CD-ROM
drives)
- Six expansion slots (four dedicated PCI, one
shared ISA/PCI, and one dedicated AGP). One of
these slots is occupied by the preinstalled graphics
adapter
- Second microprocessor socket
- Four memory sockets (one or more of which can be
occupied by preinstalled memory)
- Support for additional internal and external SCSI
devices (the number of internal devices that can be
installed is limited by the number of available drive
bays and power and cooling requirements)
- Support for optional Adaptec ARO-1130 PCI
RAIDport adapter
Required BIOS Changes
Performance Rating
2 streams YUV uncompressed
Slot Positions
AGP: Matrox G400
PCI 1: empty
PCI 2: Adaptec SCSI host adapter
PCI 3: empty
PCI 4: TARGA 3000
PCI 5: empty
ISA 1: empty
Technical Advisories
1. PCILOCK Boot Option
2. PCI slot 1 is designed for an Adaptec RAID
controller, and will not accomodate TARGA 3000 or
64-bit SCSI host adapter boards.
3. Do not install TARGA 3000 or Adaptec SCSI
adapter in PCI slot 3. Data transfer performance is
sub-optimal.
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4.4 Required BIOS Changes for IBM Intellistation:
MPro model 6889-xxU
MPro model 6868-xxU
ZPro model 6866-xxU
Scope: This document outlines the required changes to system BIOS to allow TARGA 3000 rev. 1.X to
operate properly. If necessary, consult IBM Intellistation system documentation for more information.
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5.
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7.
Boot system. At the IBM logo screen, press [F1] to enter setup. If the system boots to NT, shutdown
and power cycle to repeat. This option cannot be reached by restarting via software or the operating
system. Use right or left cursor keys to change settings.
Select "Devices and I/O ports".
Select "SCSI setup".
Set to "enabled".
Press [Esc]. Press [Esc].
Select "Start options".
Select "Startup sequence".
Set first startup device to "diskette drive 0".
Set second startup device to "CD-ROM".
Set third startup device to "hard disk 0".
Set fourth startup device to "disabled".
Set automatic power on startup sequence to "disabled".
Set error startup sequence to "disabled".
Press [Esc]. Press [Esc].
Select " Advanced Setup".
Select “PCI Control".
Set PCI Parity to "Disabled".
Press [ESC]. Press [ESC]
Select "Power management".
Select "APM".
Set APM BIOS mode to "disabled".
Set Automatic hardware power management to disabled.
Press [Esc].
Select "Automatic power on".
Select "Wake on LAN".
Set Wake on LAN to "disabled".
Press [Esc].
Set Serial Port A ring detect to "disabled".
Set Modem ring detect to "disabled".
Set Wake up on alarm to "disabled".
Set PCI wake up to "disabled".
Press [Esc]. Press [Esc].
Changes are now complete. Exit and restart system.
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4.5 Compaq SP750 Professional Workstation
Compaq Product Information
Compaq's top workstation, based on dual Pentium
Xeon and i840 chipset (64-bit PCI) technology
Tested Configuration
- BIOS version 02.13
- Two Pentium III Xeon 866MHz "Coppermine" 133
MHz FSB
- 512 MB RDRAM 133 MHz
- Matrox Millenium G400 Single and Dual Head
32MB display adapter
+ [also tested with 3DLabs Oxygen GVX1 display
adapter]
+ Adaptec 29160 or 39160 SCSI host adapter BIOS
v2.55.0
+ 7 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
Performance Rating
3 streams YUV uncompressed
Slot Positions
AGP: Matrox G400 or 3DLabs GVX1
PCI 1: empty
PCI 2: empty
PCI 3: empty
PCI 4: empty
PCI 64 1: TARGA 3000
PCI 64 2: SCSI host adapter
Technical Advisories
1. Apply system BIOS version 02.13. TARGA will not
operate correctly without this version.
2. Disable Power Management in BIOS.
3. PCILOCK Boot Option
4. For optimal performance, connect the external AV
disk array to an additional Adaptec 29160 or 39160
Ultra160m SCSI host adapter installed in PCI 64 slot
2, with TARGA 3000 in PCI 64 slot 1. Compaq's
onboard Ultra160m SCSI controller may be used for
the AV disk array, but TARGA must then be installed
in a 32-bit PCI slot (slots 1-4), and doing so will
decrease TARGA's overall playback performance to
the next lowest level
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The TARGA will not operate properly if installed in a
64-bit PCI slot (PCI 64 slots 1 or 2) in combination
with an AV array connected via Compaq's onboard
Ultra160m SCSI controller. These two devices are
on different 64-bit PCI busses, and may not allow
maximum datarate transfers.
Disable BIOS on the SCSI adapter to allow the
SP750 to start properly. The desired setting would
disable BIOS, but retain the scan-on-boot function.
Consult the adapter's documentation for instructions.
Specifications and Features
- Minitower form factor for increased expandability
(rackmount option)
- Support for two Intel Pentium(r) III Xeon(tm)
processors up to 866MHz
- Full-featured Intel 840 chipset with 133-MHz front
side bus, dual memory channels, dual-peer PCI
buses, and 64-bit PCI
- 256-KB full-speed L2 cache integrated on
processor
- 128 or 256 MB of 800-MHz ECC RDRAM(r).
Expandable to 2GB (4 GB when 288-Mb technology
becomes available)
- High-performance 9.1 or 18.2-GB Ultra3 SCSI
10,000 rpm Hard Drive
- Integrated dual channel Ultra3 SCSI and Ultra
ATA/66
- Up to 144 GB of high-performance internal storage
- Integrated Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter
- Seven total slots (six available, two 64-bit/66-MHz
PCI, four 32-bit/33-MHz PCI, one AGP Pro 4X)
- Seven bays (four available)
- 40X Max1 CD-ROM Drive and Compaq Premier
Sound(tm) Audio
- Choice of 3DLabs Oxygen GVX1, ELSA GLoria II,
ELSA Synergy II, Matrox Millennium G400,
Intense3D Wildcat 4110 PRO, Matrox G200 Quad
MMS, or Matrox Productiva G100 graphics
controllers
- Multiple monitor support (select graphics
controllers)
- Rack-mountable via optional conversion kit
- Protected by Compaq Services, including a threeyear, limited warranty
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4.6 Dell Precision Workstation 620
Dell Product Information
Specifications
Tested Configuration
Chipset - Intel 840
Bus frequency - 133 FSB
Form factor - ATX
Power supply - 410W
PCI/AGP slot count and type - one AGP 4X Pro, two
64bit/66MHz. PCI, three 32bit/33MHz. PCI with one
slot being a combination 32bit 33MHz. PCI/RAIDPort
slot
Integrated peripherals - Audio : Crystal 4164 PCI
audio controller and 4297 codec,
I/O interface: two 9-pin serial connectors; 16550compatible, 25-pin parallel connector (bi-directional),
68-pin Ultra/Wide SCSI connector, 15-pin Video DIN
connector(s) (on optional graphics adapters), 6-pin
mini-DIN keyboard connector, 6-pin mini-DIN mouse
connector, RJ45 NIC connector, two USB-compliant
4-pin connectors, 1/8-inch Audio line-in miniature
audio jack, 1/8-inch Audio line-out miniature audio
jack, and 1/8-inch Audio microphone-in miniature
audio jack.
Network interface - integrated 3COM 3C590 fast
ethernet controller
BIOS revision and date - Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS
version 1.10 AO7
OS and service pack info. - Windows 2000 and
Windows NT 4.0 w/ sp6
Processor count and speed - Dual 1 GHz. Intel Xeon
Memory type and amount - RDRAM, 1GB 2- 512MB
RIMM modules
Display adapter - Nvidia GeForce2 GTS 32MB DDR
AGP adapter
System drive subsystem - integrated dual-channel
Adaptec 7899 Ultra160/M LVD SCSI controller with a
Seagate ST31845LW Ulta160 wide SCSI 15K
Cheetah hard drive.
Video drive subsystem - Qlogic QLA12160 Dual
Channel Ultra3 SCSI adapter with eight Quantum
Atlas 10k Ultra160/m SCSI drives
Slot placement of plug-in peripherals - TARGA 3000
in PCI slot 5, Qlogic SCSI adapter in PCI slot 4
BIOS settings - Default factory settings
Performance rating
3 stream YUV
Technical Advisories
1.
PCILOCK Boot Option
2.
Installation notes - If the NIC is installed and
configured prior to TARGA3K installation,
the TARGA3K installation will cause the
BIOS to remap the NIC to a different PCI
bus. This remapping causes the NIC driver
to fail since it can no longer find the adapter
at the PCI address it expects. Reinstallation
of the NIC driver software will resolve this
remapping issue.
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4.7 HP Kayak XU800 Workstation
HP product information
Specifications
Tested Configuration
Chipset - Intel 840
CPU configuration - dual processor SECC2
Bus frequency - 133MHz. FSB
Form factor - Extended ATX
Power supply - 300W
PCI/AGP slot count and type - one AGP Pro 4X
50W, two 64bit/66MHz. PCI and three 32bit/33MHz.
PCI
Additional integrated peripherals - Adaptec AIC-7892
Ultra 160/M SCSI controller, Digital 16-bit stereo
audio with MPC-3 and Direct Sound III
support(CSA4280 and CS4297 audio chipset)
I/O interface - One 25-pin parallel port (ECP bidirectional Centronics supporting IEEE 1284), Two
9-pin serial ports (16550 UART), Mini-DIN keyboard
and mouse ports, One MIDI/joystick connector,
Audio ports (line-in, line-out, microphone-in,
speaker-out), One VESA feature connector for VGA
pass-through, One 15-pin VGA connector (two on
models with Matrox Millennium G400 Dual graphics),
Two stacked Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports and
One RJ-45 Ethernet connector
network interface - HP EN1207-TX PCI-based
10/100 base-T Ethernet controller
BIOS revision and date - AMI BIOS version
IA.11.03US 08/31/99
OS and service pack info. - Windows NT 4.0 w/ sp6
Processor count and speed - Single 533Mhz. Intel
Pentium III
Memory type and amount - ECC RDRAM, 128MB 264MB RIMM Modules
Display adapter - Matrox G400 16MB Dual-Head
AGP adapter
System drive subsystem - Integrated Intel Ultra-66
ATA controller with a 15GB Seagate ST315322A
ATA-66 hard drive
Video drive subsystem - Adaptec 39160 Dual
channel Ultra160/M LVD SCSI adapter with eight
Quantum Atlas 10k Ultra160/m SCSI drives
Slot placement of plug-in PCI peripherals - Adaptec
39160 in PCI slot 3(64-bit), TARGA 3000 in PCI slot
4(64-bit) and HP NIC in PCI slot 5(32-bit)
BIOS settings - Default factory settings with power
management turned off
Technical Advisories
1.
2.
PCILOCK Boot Option
Installation notes - Internal Ultra 160/m
controller is on the 64-bit PCI bus but
HP offers support for only two internal
10K rpm Ultra 160/m drives
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4.8 Silicon Graphics 550 Workstation
SGI Product Information
Specification
Tested Configuration
Chipset - Intel 840
Bus frequency - 133 FSB
Form factor - ATX
Power supply - 450W
PCI/AGP slot count and type - one AGP 4X Pro, two
64bit/33MHz. PCI and three 32bit/33MHz. PCI
integrated peripherals
audio: Analog Devices AD1881 chip
I/O interface
Two 9-pin serial ports (16550 UART)
One 25-pin parallel port
Two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
One PS/2 mouse port
One PS/2 keyboard port
network interface - integrated Intel 82559 fast
ethernet controller
BIOS revision and date - System BIOS version 4.0,
SMBIOS 2.3 (not yet released)
OS and service pack info. - Windows NT 4.0 SP6
Processor count and speed - Dual 733MHz. Xeon
Memory type and amount - RDRAM, 256MB 2128RIMM modules
Display adapter - Nvidia/SGI Vpro OpenGL adapter
(NV10 64MB Quadro)
System drive subsystem - integrated dual-channel
Adaptec 7899 Ultra160/M LVD SCSI controller with a
Seagate ST318436LW Ulta2 LVD SCSI Barracuda
hard drive.
Video drive subsystem - Atto UL2D dual channel
Ultra2 LVD SCSI adapter with eight Quantum Atlas
10k Ultra160/m SCSI drives
BIOS settings - Default factory settings with power
management turned off
Technical Advisories
1.
PCILOCK Boot Option
2.
Installation notes - If the NIC is installed
and configured prior to TARGA3K
installation, the TARGA3K installation
will cause the BIOS to remap the NIC to
a different PCI bus. This remapping
causes the NIC driver to fail since it can
no longer find the adapter at the PCI
address it expects. Reinstallation of the
NIC driver software will resolve this
remapping issue.
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4.9 HP Workstation X4000
HP Workstation X4000 Homepage
HP Workstation X4000
PERFORMANCE RATING: 3 streams YUV
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+2 x 1.7GHz Intel Xeon Processors
+1 GB PC800 RDRAM Rambus Memory
+Integrated LSI Logic 53C1010 Dual Channel
SCSI 160 Controller
+Nvidia Quadro 2 Pro AGP video adapter with
64MB
+Adaptec AHA-39160 Dual Channel SCSI 160
Controller with firmware number 2.57.2
+8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP:
PCI32-1:
PCI32-2:
PCI32-3:
PCI64-1:
PCI64-2:
Form Factor:
Extended ATX footprint (13" x 12")
Supported Processors:
Supports dual/single Intel® XeonTM(Socket 603)
processor
400 MHz Front Side Bus
NVIDIA Quadro 2 Pro
Empty
Empty
Empty
Targa 3000 (Rev. D)
AHA 39160
Memory Type:
PC800 Rambus RDRAM Memory Expandable to 4GB
Chipset:
®
Intel 860 chipset
82860 North Bridge,
82801BA I/O Controller Hub,
82802AB Firmware Hub
and 82806AA PCI 64 Hub
I/O Expansion Slots:
1 AGP 4X
3 PCI 32 Bit Slots
2 PCI 64 Bit Slots
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
1.
2.
Busmaster must be enabled in all PCI
Slots (by default, HP has busmaster
disabled in all PCI slots.) Please
consult the user manual on how to
enable busmaster in the BIOS.
Integrated Devices:
Integrated 10/100 ethernet controller
Integrated dual channel ATA 100 IDE controller
Integrated dual channel LSI Logic 53C1010 SCSI 160
controller
Integrated AC’97 Audio Codec
Targa 3000 (model 3105) is tested and
passed.
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4.10 Compaq Evo Workstation W8000
EVO W8000 Homepage
COMPAQ EVO W8000
PERFORMANCE RATING: 3 streams YUV
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
BIOS revision and date - Compaq System ROM v01.05
OS and service pack info. - Windows2000 Professional
w/ sp1
BIOS settings – As shipped
1 x Pentium Xeon 1.7GHz
2 x 256MB ECC PC800 RDRAM
1 x Integrated AIC-7899 dual channel U160 SCSI controller
1 x Adaptec AHA -39160
1 x Nvidia Quadro 2 Pro AGP adapter
1 x Seagate 18GB U160 ST318451LW System drive
8 x Quantum Atlas 10K U160 Video Arrray
Certification Testing - tested with CODI 2.0B4 release and
Targa 3000 1.5/Premiere 6
CODI testing - ran all CODI examples
Targa testing - ran a 1 Hour 33 minute project to ~167,000
frames
Project1 consists of three YUV uncompressed streams
(one full screen w/ two overlayed PIPs) with five graphic
layers (Title Deko generated titles)
DV25 testing (capture and playback)
MPEG I- Frame (capture and playback)
Boards used for testing included the following:
CODI - TARGA3101 and TARGA3210
Targa 3000 v1.5 - TARGA3100
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP:
PCI32-1:
PCI32-2:
PCI32-3:
PCI32-4:
PCI64-1:
PCI64-2:
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Supported Processors:
Supports dual/single Intel® XeonTM(Socket 603)
processor
400 MHz Front Side Bus
Memory Type:
PC800 Rambus RDRAM Memory Expandable to 4GB
Chipset:
®
Intel 860 chipset
82860 North Bridge,
82801BA I/O Controller Hub,
82802AB Firmware Hub
and 82806AA PCI 64 Hub
I/O Expansion Slots:
1 x AGP Pro 4x
2 x 64-bit/66-MHz PCI
4 x 32-bit/33-MHz PCI
NVIDIA Quadro 2 Pro
Empty
Empty
Empty
Empty
Targa 3000 (Rev. D)
AHA 39160
Integrated Devices:
Integrated Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter
Integrated dual channel ATA 100 IDE controller
Integrated dual channel 160 controller
Integrated SoundBlaster 128 Audio
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
The internal AIC-7899 dual channel ultra160 SCSI3
controller was not used for video-data storage in this
testing due to it being attached to the 32-bit PCI bus. With
the TARGA3000 in a 64-bit PCI slot, the available videodata bandwidth would be severely limited by this data
having to go through a PCI bridge before reaching the
ultra160 SCSI3 controller on the 32-bit PCI bus.
In order to pass the 90-minute Adobe Premiere playback
portion of the certification process without any dropped
frames, the following services should be disabled in the
"Services" control panel:
1. Altiris Client Service
2. Compaq DMI Web Alerter
3. Compaq Local Alerter
4. Compaq Remote Diagnostics Enabling Agent
5. Insight Manager LC Remote Management
With these services enabled, Our 90-minute playback test
was consistently dropping 4 - 7 frames.
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4.11 Dell Precision 530
Dell Precision 530 Homepage
Dell Precision 530
PERFORMANCE RATING: 3 streams YUV
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+2 x 1.7GHz Intel Xeon Processors
+512 GB PC800 RDRAM Rambus Memory
+Integrated Adaptec Single Channel SCSI 160
controller
+Nvidia Quadro 2 Pro AGP video adapter with
64MB
+Adaptec AHA-39160 Dual Channel SCSI 160
Controller with firmware number 2.57.2
+8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9
GB drives
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Form Factor:
ATX with 460W power supply
Supported Processors:
Supports dual/single Intel® XeonTM(Socket 603)
processor
400 MHz Front Side Bus
Memory Type:
PC800 Rambus RDRAM Memory Expandable to 4GB
Chipset:
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP:
PCI32-1:
PCI32-2:
PCI32-3:
PCI64-1:
PCI64-2:
NVIDIA Quadro 2 Pro
Empty
Empty
Empty
Targa 3000 (model 3105)
AHA 39160
Intel ® 860 chipset
82860 North Bridge,
82801BA I/O Controller Hub,
82802AB Firmware Hub
and 82806AA PCI 64 Hub
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Onboard IEEE 1394 can be used in
conjunction with Rev. D or earlier T3K
hardware for OHCI support. IEEE1394
hardware is compatible with T3K OHCI patch.
I/O Expansion Slots:
1 4X AGP Pro110 slot
3 PCI 32 Bit Slots
2 PCI 64 Bit Slots
Integrated Devices:
Integrated 3Com® 3C920v3 Fast EtherLink XL 10/100
ethernet controller
Integrated dual channel ATA 100 IDE controller
Integrated Adaptec Single Channel SCSI 160 controller
Integrated AC’97 Audio Codec
Integrated IEEE1394 Interface
UPDATED 6/02/2002:
Must use A06 BIOS update, which can be
downloaded from www.dell.com
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4.12 IBM Intellistation MPro 6850
Intellistation M-Pro 6850 Homepage
IBM Intellistation M-Pro
6850
PERFORMANCE RATING: 3 streams YUV
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+2 x 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon Processors
+1 GB PC800 RDRAM Rambus Memory
+Integrated Adaptec dual channel
SCSI 160 Controller
+Matrox G450 AGP 32MB Dual Head Display
+Medea Raid RTR 160 Disk Array
+StoreCase Info Station Disk Array
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Form Factor:
Extended ATX footprint (13" x 12")
Supported Processors:
Supports dual/single Intel® XeonTM(Socket 603)
processor
400 MHz Front Side Bus
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP:
PCI32-1:
PCI32-2:
PCI32-3:
PCI64-1:
PCI64-2:
Memory Type:
PC800 Rambus RDRAM Memory Expandable to 4GB
Matrox G450
Empty
Empty
Empty
Targa 3000 (Rev. D)
Empty
Chipset:
®
Intel 860 chipset
82860 North Bridge,
82801BA I/O Controller Hub,
82802AB Firmware Hub
and 82806AA PCI 64 Hub
I/O Expansion Slots:
1 AGP 4X
3 PCI 32 Bit Slots
2 PCI 64 Bit Slots
Integrated Devices:
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
1. Tested BIOS Rev. DAE133A
2. There have been reported problems
with COM port not functional when
using Discreet Edit with T3K.
Engineering is investigating this issue.
3. Highly recommend reinstalling Intel’s
INF installer for fully functional system.
Integrated 10/100 ethernet controller
Integrated dual channel ATA 100 IDE controller
Integrated dual channel Adaptec U160 SCSI controller
Integrated AC’97 Audio Codec
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5 Certified Motherboards
5.1 Intel SE440BX-2 "Seattle" Motherboard
Seattle Product Site
Specifications and Features
Note: Intel 440BX chipset 32-bit PCI solution
The SE440BX-2 motherboard has the following
features:
Tested Configuration
- ATX form factor of 12 x 7.75 inches
- BIOS version 4S4EB2X0.86A.0023.P16
- Board version N/A
+ One Pentium III 550MHz 100 Mhz FSB
+ 256 MB PC-100 SDRAM
+ ATI Rage 128 Pro PCI 16MB display adapter
+ Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS v2.55.0
+ 3Com905C-TX network interface card
+ Seven Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
BIOS Settings
From Setup defaults, disable Power Management.
Performance Rating
2 streams YUV uncompressed
Microprocessor
- Single Pentium(r) III processor, - Pentium(r) II
processor or Intel(r) - Celeron(tm) processor
- 66 MHz and 100 MHz host bus speeds
- Integrated 512 KB second-level cache on the
Pentium III processor and Pentium II processor
- Integrated 128 KB second-level cache on the Intel
Celeron processors 300A MHz, 333 MHz, 366 MHz,
400 MHz, and 433 MHz
- 242-contact slot connector
Main Memory
- Three 168-pin dual inline memory module (DIMM)
sockets
- Supports up to 768 MB of synchronous DRAM
(SDRAM)
- Supports error checking and correcting (ECC)
Slot Positions
Intel 82440BX AGPset and PCI/IDE Interface
- Intel 82443BX PCI/AGP controller (PAC)
-- Integrated PCI bus mastering controller
-- Integrated Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
controller
- Intel 82371EB PCI ISA IDE Xcelerator (PIIX4E)
-- Multifunction PCI-to-ISA bridge
-- Universal Serial Bus (USB) and DMA controllers
-- Two fast IDE interfaces, that support up to four
IDE drives or devices
Power management logic
-- Real-time clock
AGP: ATI or Matrox display adapter
PCI 1: empty
PCI 2: TARGA 3000
PCI 3: SCSI adapter
PCI 4: 3Com905 NIC
ISA 1: empty
ISA 2: empty
Technical Advisories
1. PCILOCK Boot Option
Five Expansion Slots
- One ISA slot
- Three 32-bit PCI slots
- One shared PCI/ISA slot
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5.2 Supermicro P6DBE 440BX motherboard
Supermicro P6DBE site
Specifications and Features
Tested Configuration
The SUPER P6DBE, running at a bus speed of 100
MHz, supports dual Pentium III/II 233 ~ 700 MHz
processors. The P6DBE is based on Intel's 440BX
chipset, which enables AGP, 100 MHz SDRAM,
concurrent PCI, Ultra DMA with a 33 MB/s burst data
transfer rate and Wake-on-Lan.
- BIOS version 4060 release 3.0
- Board version 3.0
+ Two Pentium III 550MHz 100 Mhz FSB
+ 256 MB PC-100 SDRAM
+ ATI Rage 128 Pro AGP 32MB display adapter
+ (also tested with Matrox G400 16MB single head
display adapter)
+ Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS v2.55.0
+ 3Com905C-TX 10/100 network interface card
+ Creative Labs Sound Blaster PCI128 sound card
+ Seven Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
The SUPER P6DBE (board rev 2.x, 3.x) comes with
5 PCI and 2 ISA slots and an AGP connector. AGP
reduces contention between the CPU and I/O
devices by broadening the bandwidth of graphics to
memory. It delivers a maximum 532 MB/s 2x transfer
mode, which is quadruple the PCI speed.
BIOS Settings:
Optimal settings with the following changes:
Power Management Mode: Disabled
Performance Rating
2 streams YUV uncompressed
Slot Positions
Note: Slot closest to AGP is PCI 5
AGP: display adapter (ATI or Matrox)
PCI 5: empty
PCI 4: TARGA 3000
PCI 3: Adaptec SCSI
PCI 2: 3Com905C-TX
PCI 1: Sound Blaster PCI128
ISA 1: empty
ISA 2: empty
Technical Advisories
1. PCILOCK Boot Option
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5.3 Supermicro S370DL3
Supermicro S370DL3 site
Specifications and Features
Tested Configuration
Form Factor - ATX with PC99 color-coded doubledeck I/O- Size: 12" x 10.25" (W x H)
Processor Support - Dual or single Intel 370-pin
Pentium III FCPGA 600-933 MHz processors
Chipset - ServerWorks ServerSet III LE Chipset.
Front Side Bus (FSB) 133 /100 MHz
Memory - Four 3.3 volt, 168-pin registered DIMM
sockets (PC100 or PC133). Up to 4 GB registered
ECC DIMMs
Note: Supports only registered ECC memory. NonECC or unbuffered SDRAM not supported.
I/O Expansion Slots
Two 64-bit, 66/33 MHz PCI bus mastering slots
Four 32-bit PCI bus mastering slots at 33 MHz
One 16-bit ISA slot
Onboard Devices
Onboard Intel 82559 Ethernet controller
Onboard Adaptec AIC-7892 single channel
Ultra3/160 SCSI controller Two Ultra DMA
(UDMA/33) bus master/EIDE channels support data
transfer rates of up to 33 MB/sec Dual USB
(Universal Serial Bus) ports PS/2 keyboard and PS/2
mouse connectors
Two 16550 UART compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
Other Features
One WOL (Wake-On-LAN) connector
One chassis intrusion connector
+ Two Pentium III 733MHz 133 Mhz FSB
+ 512 MB PC-133 Registered ECC PC-133 SDRAM
+ ATI Rage 128 Pro PCI 16MB display adapter
+ Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS v2.55.0
+ Adaptec 39160 Dual Channel SCSI host adapter
+Qlogic Dual Channel SCSI QLA12160 Host
Adapter
+IWILL DU3160 Dual Channel SCSI Host Adapter
(Dual Channel external connection requires an
additional internal to external adapter cable.)
+ Integrated Intel 82559 Network Controller
+ 8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
Performance Rating
3 streams YUV uncompressed
Slot Positions
Note: Slot closest to AGP is PCI 5
PCI 64-2: Targa 3000
PCI 64-1: AHA-39160
PCI 32-4: Empty
PCI 32-3: Empty
PCI 32-2: ATI Rage Pro 128 PCI
PCI 32-1: Empty
ISA 1
: Empty
Chassis Compatibility
Extended ATX chassis
Fits Super Micro SC750-A, SC760, and
SC830chassis
Technical Advisories
1.
PCILOCK Boot Option
2.
Since this workstation uses the serverworks
chipset, only PCI VGA adapters can be
used, not AGP
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5.4 Tyan S1867 Thunder 2500
http://www.tyan.com
Motherboard Specifications and Features
Tested Configuration
Processor Information
· Dual Intel Slot 1
· Pentium III 450 - 933 MHz
· Two on-board VRMs (VRM 8.4 spec)
· Front Side Bus Support for 100 / 133 Mhz
- BIOS version dated 04/14/00
- Board version 2.1 Ultra2 SCSI (version 2.2, with
optional Ultra160m SCSI was not tested)
+ Two Pentium III 667MHz "Coppermine" 133 Mhz
FSB
+ 512 MB PC-133 SDRAM
+ ATI Rage 128 Pro PCI 16MB display adapter
+ Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS v2.55.0
+ Seven Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
BIOS Settings:
Expansion Slots
· One 2x / Pro AGP slot
· Four 64-bit/33 MHz PCI slots (5V Only)
· Two 64-bit/66 MHz PCI slots
· One 16-bit ISA slot (shared w/ one PCI)
· One shared, seven usable slots
Chipset Information
· ServerWorks ServerSet III HE 4-chip solution
· SMC 37B787 Super I/O chipset
Setup Values with the following changes:
Power Management is disabled
Main Memory
· Eight 168-pin Registered DIMM sockets
· Up to 8.0 GB PC100 / PC133 compliant Registered
SDRAM
· Supports ECC (72bit) memory modules
(Important: see Tyan's Recommended RAM list. This
board is truly selective.)
Performance Rating
3 streams YUV uncompressed
Slot Positions
AGP: empty (see TA note 2)
PCI 1: ATI Rage 128 Pro PCI
PCI 2: Adaptec 29160 SCSI
PCI 3: TARGA 3000
PCI 4: TARGA alternative
PCI 5: SCSI alternative
PCI 6: empty
ISA 1: empty
BIOS Information
· Phoenix BIOS on 2Mb Flash
Disk Drive & System I/O
· Two PCI bus mastering EIDE channels
· Supports EIDE CD-ROMs
· PIO Mode 3 & 4 (up to 16.6 MB/sec DTR)
· UltraDMA mastering mode support
Technical Advisories
1. Consult Certified Memory Vendors for specific
memory chips that have passed Tyan Engineering
tests. Note: Silicon Tech memory can be obtained by
contacting Simple Technology, Inc.
2. DMA between PCI and AGP is unresolved on this
board. A PCI graphics adapter is required.
Physical Dimensions
· Extended ATX footprint (12w x 13l.)
· Eight layer board
· Two 20-pin ATX power connectors
· Stacked Mouse/Keyboard ports
· Stacked (2) USB/RJ-45 with LED ports
· Stacked Line-In/Line-Out/Mic-In/MIDI ports
3. Install both SCSI host adapter and TARGA in
either +3.3V or +5.0V slots. Operating across these
two busses will severely impact performance. PCI
slots 1,2,3 and 6 are 64-bit 5.0V 33MHz slots. Slots
4 and 5 are 64-bit 3.3V 66MHz PCI slots.
4. PCILOCK Boot Option
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5.5 IWILL DCA200N
IWILL DCA 200N site
Specifications and Features
Tested Configuration
Performance of DCA200 supporting dual 800 MHz
Intel(R) Pentium(TM) III Xeon(TM) processors
Chipset - Intel(R) 840 AGPset, Supports 133MHz /
100MHz FSB
Windbond(R) 83627-HF I/O set
Bus Frequency- "Bye-Bye Jumper(TM)", Iwill Smart
Setting. Supports 133/100MHz FSB
System Memory
4 x RIMM Sockets Support up to 2GB of RDRAM
Modules
Supports 64/128/256/512 MB RDRAM Module
Supports ECC Type and SPD RIMM Module
On Board IDE
Dual Ultra DMA 33/66 IDE Ports
Supports ATAPI IDE CD-ROM, ZIP -100 & LS-120
Expansion Slots
1 x AGP Pro Slot supports AGP Pro 50 and AGP 4X
2 x 64bit/66MHz PCI 2.2 Bus Master Slots
4 x 32bit/33MHz PCI 2.2 Bus Master Slots
BIOS
4MB PLCC FWH(Firmware Hub) with Flash
Board Size
WTX Form Factor - 360mm x 290mm,6 layers
- BIOS version 715
- Board version 1.4
+ Two Pentium III Xeon 733 133 Mhz FSB
+ 256 MB RIMM Rambus Memory
+ Matrox G400 16MB single head display adapter)
+ Adaptec 39160 SCSI host adapter BIOS v2.55.0
+Qlogic Dual Channel SCSI QLA12160 Host
Adapter
+IWILL DU3160 Dual Channel SCSI Host Adapter
(Dual Channel external connection requires an
additional internal to external adapter cable.)
+ Integrated Intel 82559 Network Controller
+Integrated AC'97 Audio CODEC
+ 8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
BIOS Settings: Please make sure that MPS 1.1 is
used in advanced BIOS setup menu.
Performance Rating
3 streams YUV uncompressed
Slot Positions
Note: T3K is tested to work with either 64 bit PCI
Slots.
AGP: display adapter (ATI or Matrox)
PCI 32-4: empty
PCI 32-3: empty
PCI 32-2: empty
PCI 32-1: empty
PCI 64-2: AHA-39160
PCI 64-1: Targa 3000
Technical Advisories
1.
2.
PCILOCK Boot Option
There were reports of Targa 1394 port not
functional in Windows 2000. Please have
your TARGA card modified for OHCI driver
support or use an OHCI compliant car like
the DV Studio to take advantage of 1394.
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5.6 SUPERMICRO 370SSR
370SSR HOMPAGE
SUPERMICRO 370SSR
PERFORMANCE RATING:
2 streams YUV uncompressed
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+Pentium III 933MHz 133 Mhz FSB
+256 MB PC133 SDRAM
+Matrox G400 32MB AGP VGA
+Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS
v2.55.0
+Adaptec 39160 Dual Channel SCSI host
adapter
+Qlogic Dual Channel SCSI QLA12160 Host
Adapter
+IWILL DU3160 Dual Channel SCSI Host
Adapter(Dual Channel external connection
requires an additional internal to external
adapter cable.)
+Integrated Intel 82559 Network Controller
+8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP : Matrox G400 AGP VGA
PCI32-4: Empty
PCI32-3: Empty
PCI32-2: TARGA 3000
PCI32-1: Empty
Note: PCI32-4 is closest to AGP slot
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Use PCILOCK function if running Windows NT
4.0.
Do not use onboard VGA controller for video.
Please use a certified VGA adapter for best
performance.
Form Factor:
ATX with PC99 color-coded double-deck I/O ports
Size: 12" x 8.7" (W x H)
Supported Processors:
Intel 370-pin Pentium ® III FCPGA 1 GHz - 600 MHz
processor
Intel® 370-pin Celeron™ FCPGA/PPGA 800 – 333
MHz processor
Memory Type:
Three 3.3 volt, 168-pin DIMMs (25-degree sockets)
Up to 512 MB unbuffered SDRAM PC 133/100
Standby voltage to support STR (Suspend to RAM)
Chipset:
Intel ® 815e " Solano" chipset
(82815 GMCH + 82801BA ICH2)
I/O Expansion Slots:
One 4xAGP slot
Four 32-bit PCI bus mastering slots at 33 MHz with
suspend voltage
Integrated Devices:
Adaptec® AIC-7899 Dual channel Ultra160 SCSI
Two Intel® 82559 Ethernet
Two Ultra DMA (UDMA/100) bus master/EIDE
channels that support an IDE drive data transfer
rate of 100 MHz
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports (two onboard
connectors and two headers)
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Two fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
Direct AGP w/optional AIMM 4MB display cache
Chassis Compatibility:
Standard ATX chassis
Fits Super Micro's SC821, SC811
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5.7 INTEL 815DEEA(L)
815DEEA(L) HOMEPAGE
INTEL 815DEEA(L)
PERFORMANCE RATING:
2 streams YUV uncompressed
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+Pentium III 933MHz 133 Mhz FSB
+256 MB PC133 SDRAM
+ATI RAGE 128 32MB AGP VGA
+Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS
v2.55.0
+Adaptec 39160 Dual Channel SCSI host
adapter
+Qlogic Dual Channel SCSI QLA12160 Host
Adapter
+IWILL DU3160 Dual Channel SCSI Host
Adapter(Dual Channel external connection
requires an additional internal to external
adapter cable.)
+Integrated Intel 82559 Network Controller
+8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP : ATI Rage 128 AGP VGA
PCI32-5: Adaptec AHA -29160
PCI32-4: Empty
PCI32-3: Empty
PCI32-2: TARGA 3000
PCI32-1: Empty
Note: PCI32-5 is closest to AGP slot
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Use PCILOCK function if running Windows NT
4.0.
Do not use onboard VGA controller for video.
Please use a certified VGA adapter for best
performance.
Form Factor:
ATX with PC99 color-coded double-deck I/O ports
Size: 12" x 8.7" (W x H)
Supported Processors:
Intel 370-pin Pentium ® III FCPGA 1 GHz - 600 MHz
processor
Intel® 370-pin Celeron™ FCPGA/PPGA 800 – 333
MHz processor
Memory Type:
Three 3.3 volt, 168-pin DIMMs (25-degree sockets)
Up to 512 MB unbuffered SDRAM PC 133/100
Standby voltage to support STR (Suspend to RAM)
Chipset:
Intel ® 815e " Solano" chipset
(82815 GMCH + 82801BA ICH2)
I/O Expansion Slots:
One 4xAGP slot
Five 32-bit PCI bus mastering slots at 33 MHz with
suspend voltage
Integrated Devices:
Intel® 82559 Ethernet
Two Ultra DMA (UDMA/100) bus master/EIDE
channels that support an IDE drive data transfer
rate of 100 MHz
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports (two onboard
connectors and two headers)
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Two fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
Direct AGP w/optional AIMM 4MB display cache
Chassis Compatibility:
Standard ATX chassis
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5.8 INTEL D850GB
D850GB HOMEPAGE
INTEL D850GB
PERFORMANCE RATING:
2 streams YUV uncompressed
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+Pentium 4 1.5 400 Mhz FSB
+512 MB PC800 RAMBUS RDRAM
+ATI RAGE 128 32MB AGP VGA
+Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS
v2.55.0
+Adaptec 39160 Dual Channel SCSI host
adapter
+Qlogic Dual Channel SCSI QLA12160 Host
Adapter
+IWILL DU3160 Dual Channel SCSI Host
Adapter(Dual Channel external connection
requires an additional internal to external
adapter cable.)
+Integrated Intel 82559 Network Controller
+8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP : ATI Rage 128 AGP VGA
PCI32-5: Adaptec AHA -29160
PCI32-4: Empty
PCI32-3: Empty
PCI32-2: TARGA 3000
PCI32-1: Empty
Note: PCI32-5 is closest to AGP slot
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Use PCILOCK function if running Windows NT
4.0.
Form Factor:
ATX (12.0 inches by 9.6 inches)
Supported Processors:
Support for an Intel® Pentium® 4 423 Pin processor
400 MHz system data bus
Memory Type:
Two Direct-RDRAM channels with two RIMMs per
channel (four RIMM sockets)
Support for up to 2 GB of system memory using PC600
or PC800 RDRAM
Chipset:
Intel® 850 Chipset, consisting of:
Intel® 82850 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
Intel® 82801BA I/O Controller Hub (ICH2)
Intel® 82802AB 4 Mbit Firmware Hub (FWH)
I/O Expansion Slots:
One 4xAGP slot
Five PCI bus add-in card connectors (SMBus routed to
PCI bus connector 2)
Integrated Devices:
Audio subsystem that uses the Analog Devices AD1881
analog codec for AC 97 processing
Intel® 82562EM 10/100 Mbit/sec Platform LAN Connect
(PLC) device
Two Ultra DMA (UDMA/100) bus master/EIDE
channels that support an IDE drive data transfer
rate of 100 MHz
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports (two onboard
connectors and two headers)
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Two fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
Chassis Compatibility:
Standard ATX chassis
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5.9 SUPERMICRO PIIIDR3
PIIIDR3 HOMEPAGE
SUPERMICRO PIIIDR3
PERFORMANCE RATING:
3 streams YUV uncompressed
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+Two Pentium III 733MHz 133 Mhz FSB
+512 MB PC800 RAMBUS RDRAM
+Matrox G400 32MB AGP VGA
+Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS
v2.55.0
+Adaptec 39160 Dual Channel SCSI host
adapter
+Qlogic Dual Channel SCSI QLA12160 Host
Adapter
+IWILL DU3160 Dual Channel SCSI Host
Adapter(Dual Channel external connection
requires an additional internal to external
adapter cable.)
+Integrated Intel 82559 Network Controller
+8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP : Matrox G400 AGP VGA
PCI32-4: Empty
PCI32-3: Empty
PCI32-2: Empty
PCI32-1: Empty
PCI64-2: Adaptec AHA -29160
PCI64-1: TARGA 3000
Note: PCI32-4 is closest to AGP slot
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Use PCILOCK function if running Windows NT
4.0.
Use PC600 Memory when running with 100MHz
FSB Processors
Use PC800 Memory when running with 133MHz
FSB Processors.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Form Factor:
ATX with PC99 color-coded double-deck I/O
Size: 12" (W) x 11.55" (H)
Supported Processors:
Dual or single Intel® Pentium® III 1 GHz ~ 350 MHz
(Slot 1)
Dual or single Intel® Pentium® II 450 MHz ~
350 MHz (Slot 1)
Memory Type:
Four 2.5 volt, 184-pin RIMM sockets
Standby voltage to support STR (Suspend to RAM)
Up to 2 GB RAMBUS RIMMs
Support ECC and non ECC
Chipset:
Intel® 840 Carmel Chipset
(82840 MCH + 82801AA ICH + 82806AA P64H)
I/O Expansion Slots:
One AGP Pro (4xAGP) slot supports data
throughput of up to 1 GB/s
Two 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI bus mastering slots
(Includes one 64-bit PCI slot that supports SISL -- to be
verified)
Four 32-bit PCI bus mastering slots at 33 MHz with
suspend voltage
Integrated Devices:
Onboard Intel 82559 Ethernet controller
Onboard single channel Ultra3/160 SCSI controller
Two Ultra DMA (UDMA/66) bus master/EIDE channels
support data transfer rates of up to 66 MB/sec
AC'97 2.1 compliant link for audio and telephony
CODECs
Dual USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Two 16550 UART compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
Chassis Compatibility:
Full ATX chassis
Fits Super Micro SC860, SC850, SC840, SC830
SC760P4 and SC750P4 chassis
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5.10 TYAN THUNDER i840 (S2520)
THUNDER i840 HOMEPAGE
THUNDER i840 (S2520)
PERFORMANCE RATING:
3 streams YUV uncompressed
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+Dual PIII 1GHz 133 Mhz FSB
+512 MB PC800 RDRAM
+Matrox G400 32MB AGP VGA
+Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS
v2.55.0
+Adaptec 39160 Dual Channel SCSI host
adapter
+Qlogic Dual Channel SCSI QLA12160 Host
Adapter
+IWILL DU3160 Dual Channel SCSI Host
Adapter(Dual Channel external connection
requires an additional internal to external
adapter cable.)
+Integrated Intel 82559 Net work Controller
+8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP : Matrox G400 AGP VGA
PCI64-4: Empty
PCI64-3: Empty
PCI64-2: TARGA 3000
PCI64-1: Empty
PCI32-2: Empty
PCI32-1: Empty
Note: PCI64-4 is closest to AGP slot
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Use PCILOCK boot option when running under
Windows NT 4.0
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Form Factor:
Extended ATX footprint (13" x 12")
Supported Processors:
Dual PGA370 ZIF sockets
Supports two Intel Pentium III processors (FC-PGA)
Onboard VRMs (VRM 8.4 spec)
Front-Side Bus support for 100MHz and 133
Memory Type:
Dual-channel memory bus
Four 184-pin RIMM sockets
Supports up to 2GB PC800 RDRAM
3.2GB/sec maximum memory bandwidth
Chipset:
Intel 840 chipset
MCH + ICH2 + P64H + FWH (4Mb)
Intel P64H to support 64-bit / 66MHz slots
National PC87366 LPC Super I/O chip
I/O Expansion Slots:
One AGP Pro slot supports 2x/4x modes
Two 64-bit / 66MHz (3.3-volt) PCI slots
Two 64-bit / 66MHz (5.0-volt) PCI slots
Two 32-bit / 33MHz (5.0-volt) PCI slots
Integrated Devices:
Adaptec® AIC-7899 Dual channel Ultra160 SCSI
Two Intel® 82559 10/100 LAN controllers
10/100Mbps data transfer rate per controller
Two Ultra DMA (UDMA/100) bus master/EIDE
channels that support an IDE drive data transfer rate of 100 MHz
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports (two onboard connectors and
two headers)
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Two fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
Chassis Compatibility:
Extended ATX chassis
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5.11 TYAN THUNDER K7 (S2462)
THUNDER K7 HOMEPAGE
THUNDER K7 (S2462)
PERFORMANCE RATING:
3 streams YUV uncompressed
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+Dual Athlon 1.2GHz 266 Mhz FSB
+256 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM
+Matrox G400 32MB AGP VGA
+Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS
v2.55.0
+Adaptec 39160 Dual Channel SCSI host
adapter
+Qlogic Dual Channel SCSI QLA12160 Host
Adapter
+IWILL DU3160 Dual Channel SCSI Host
Adapter(Dual Channel external connection
requires an additional internal to external
adapter cable.)
+Integrated 3COM Network Controller
+8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9
GB
drives
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP : Matrox G400 AGP VGA
PCI64-5: Empty
PCI64-4: Empty
PCI64-3: TARGA 3000
PCI64-2: Empty
PCI64-1: Empty
Note: PCI32-4 is closest to AGP slot
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Only certified for Windows 2000, SP1 or later.
Onboard VGA controller is compatible with
T3K.
But for better performance please use a
certified VGA adapter.
AMD recommended using 460W Power
Supply
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Form Factor:
Extended ATX footprint (13" x 12")
Supported Processors:
Dual PGA462 ZIF sockets
Supports two AMD Athlon MP processors
Two onboard VRMs
System bus support for 200MHz and 266MHz
Memory Type:
Four 2.5v 184-pin Registered DDR DIMM sockets 25° angled sockets
enable rackmount installation
Supports up to 3GB of PC2100 Registered DDR RAM
Supports ECC (72-bit) memory modules
Chipset:
AMD-760 MP chipset
AMD-762 North bridge & AMD-766 South bridge
Winbond W83627HF Super I/O ASIC
I/O Expansion Slots:
One 4xAGP slot
5 64-bit PCI bus mastering slots at 33 MHz
Integrated Devices:
ATI RAGE XL VGA with 4MB SDRAM
Adaptec® AIC-7899 Dual channel Ultra160 SCSI
Two 3Com 3C920 LAN controllers 10/100Mbps
data transfer rate per controller
Two Ultra DMA (UDMA/100) bus master/EIDE
channels that support an IDE drive data transfer rate of 100 MHz
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports (two onboard connectors and two
headers)
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Two fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
Chassis Compatibility:
Extended ATX chassis
Requires 460W Power Supply
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5.12 Supermicro Super SSA370 FCPGA motherboard
Certification Testing – tested with CODI 2.0B3 release and 1.5B55 Pinky/Premiere 6
CODI testing – ran all CODI examples
Pinky testing – ran a 1 Hour 17 minute project to ~139,000 frames
Project1 consists of three YUV uncompressed streams (one full screen w/ two overlayed PIPs) with five
graphic layers (Title Deko generated titles)
DV25 testing (capture and playback)
MPEG I-Frame (capture and playback)
Boards used for testing included the following:
CODI – TARGA3101 and TARGA3210
Pinky – TARGA3100
BIOS revision and date - AMIBIOS BIOS version 07.00.xx Date 3/28/2001 BIOS rev. 1.1a
BIOS ID SSA70328
OS and service pack info. – Windows2000 Professional w/ sp2
chipset - Intel 815E Solano chipset
CPU configuration – single processor, socket 370/FCPGA Flip Chip
processor count and speed – single 1000Mhz. Intel Pentium III
memory type and amount – PC133 unbuffered SDRAM, 256MB 1-256MB DIMM Module
bus frequency – 133MHz. FSB
form factor – ATX
power supply - 300W
display adapter – ATI Radeon 32MB DDR AGP Adapter
system drive subsystem – Maxtor 531DX Ultra ATA-100 15GB 5400rpm hard drive
video drive subsystem – Adaptec 39160 Dual channel Ultra160/M LVD SCSI adapter with eight Quantum
Atlas 10k Ultra160/m SCSI drives
PCI/AGP slot count and type - one AGP 4XPro, six 32bit/33MHz. PCI and one CNR
slot placement of plug-in PCI peripherals – Adaptec 39160 in PCI slot 4, TARGA3100 in PCI slot 2.
I/O interface – One 25-pin parallel port, Two 9-pin serial ports (16550 UART), Mini-DIN keyboard and
mouse ports, Audio ports (line-in, line-out, microphone-in), Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
network interface - CNR slot for add-in NIC
additional integrated peripherals – Dual channel UltraDMA , on-board audio (AC'97 2.1 compliant link for
audio and telephony CODECs)
BIOS settings – Change default BIOS option for Primary Video Device to “External AGP”. Change Internal
Graphics Mode Select to “Disable”.
installation notes – There were problems with having the SCSI Host Adapter BIOS enabled on the
Adaptec 39160 card. The adapter BIOS was causing a BSOD at Windows logon. The resolution is to enter
the SCSI BIOS, go to the Advanced section, and disable the Host Adapter BIOS. This is not needed, except
in the case of booting from a SCSI disk, and video array performance is not affected in any way by disabling
the Host Adapter BIOS.
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5.13 IWILL DX400-SN
DX400 Homepage
IWILL DX400-SN
PERFORMANCE RATING:
3 Uncompressed YUV streams
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
2 x 1.7GHz Intel Pentium Xeon Processors
2 x 256MB PC800 ECC RDRAM from
Apacer
1 x ATI RAGE 128GL 32MB AGP
1 x Adaptec AHA-39160 Dual Channel U160
1 x Seagate ST31803LW System Drive
8 x Seagate ST318452LC in JBOD Chassis
Windows 2000 SP2, DirectX8.0a
Adobe Premiere 6.01
Targa 3000 version 1.5
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
AGP: ATI RAGE 128 GL AGP
PCI32-2: Empty
PCI32-1: Empty
PCI64-2: TARGA 3000
PCI64-1: AHA-39160
Form Factor:
ATX form factor with 305mm x 330mm board size
Supported Processors:
Supports dual/single Intel® XeonTM(Socket 603) processor
Supports CPU speed from 1.3GHz up to 1.7GHz and higher
Memory Type:
Supports DRDRAM modules (RAMBUS memory)
Bus operating at a clock rate of 400MHz to 800MHz Max 4GB
memory capacity
Chipset:
Intel® 860 chipset
MCH(1012 OLGA)-memory & graphic
ICH2(36 0EBGA)-I/O controller
FWH(32 PLCC)-BIOS and management controller
P64H(241 mBGA)-64bit bus master PCI expander
I/O Expansion Slots:
1 x AGP Pro Slot supports AGP 4X mode
Supports AGP Pro 1.5V only
2 x 64-bit/66MHz Bus Master PCI Slots
3 x 32-bit/33MHz Bus Master PCI Slots
Integrated Devices:
Onboard dual channel ATA100 IDE controller
Onboard dual channel Ultra160 Qlogic SCSI controller
AD1881 AC’97 Audio CODEC
Integrated Intel® 82559 10/100 LAN controller
1 x Floppy connector supports up to two drives
1 x 9-pin 16550-based serial ports
1 x 25-pin SPP/ECP/EPP parallel
2 x PS/2 connectors(keyboard and mouse)
6 x USB ports (2 x internal USB)
Chassis Compatibility:
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Mainboard requires P4 compatible power
supply 400W or higher in order to operate
properly.
Memory Expansion Card might require
specially designed chassis that supports 7
full length cards.
Iwill recommended NMB IT002A430WSW
power supply to be used.
Under Windows 2000, Intel INF installer
version 3.20 or higher needed.
For optimum IDE transfer, use Intel’s
UltraATA driver version 6.20 or higher.
WATX compatible chassis
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5.14 SuperMicro P4DC6
P4DC6 Homepage
SuperMicro P4DC6
PERFORMANCE RATING:
3 Uncompressed YUV Streams
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
2 x 1.7GHz Intel Pentium Xeon Processors
2 x 256MB PC800 ECC RDRAM from
Apacer
1 x ATI RAGE 128GL 32MB AGP
1 x Adaptec AHA-39160 Dual Channel
U160
1 x Seagate ST31803LW System Drive
8 x Seagate ST318452LC in JBOD
Chassis
Windows 2000 SP2, DirectX8.0a
Adobe Premiere 6.01
Targa 3000 version 1.5
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP:
PCI64-2:
PCI64-1:
PCI32-4:
PCI32-3:
PCI32-2:
PCI32-1:
ATI Rage 128 GL
AHA -39160
TARGA 3000
Empty
Empty
Empty
Empty
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Mainboard requires P4 compatible power
supply 400W or higher in order to operate
properly.
Under Windows 2000, Intel INF installer
version 3.20 or higher needed.
For optimum IDE transfer, use Intel’s
UltraATA driver version 6.20 or higher.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Form Factor:
Extended ATX
Size: 12" x 13" (W x H)
Supported Processors:
Intel 603-pin Xeon CPU 1.5-2.0GHz+
Memory Type :
Dual Channel 600/800 MHz RDRAM with Transfer Rate up to
3.2 GB/s
Four 184-pin RIMMs for 600/800 MHz RDRAM up to 2 GB
Two Rambus Inline memory modules of the same memory size
is the minimum requirement.
Chipset:
Intel 860 chipset
MCH(1012 OLGA)-memory & graphic
ICH2(36 0EBGA)-I/O controller
FWH(32 PLCC)-BIOS and management controller
P64H(241 mBGA)-64bit bus master PCI expander
I/O Expansion Slots:
2 64-bit 66MHz PCI
4 32-bit 33MHz PCI
1 4xAGP Pro 1.5V
Integrated Devices:
Dual EIDE ports support Ultra DMA 100MB/s of Burst data
transfer rate, supports UDMA Mode 5, PIO Mode 4 and ATAPI
AC97' Audio
Onboard Adaptec AIC-7899W (7902 future option) dual channel
Ultra160 (320) SCSI controller
Intel 82559 LAN controller
PC hardware health monitoring
1 Floppy
2 Fast UART 16550 serial ports
1 ECP/EEP parallel port
1 Infrared header
Up to 4 USB ports
PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
Chassis Compatibility:
Extended ATX
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5.15 Intel D845WN
D845WN Homepage
Intel D845WN
PERFORMANCE RATING:
2 Uncompressed YUV Streams
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
1x P4 1.7GHz 478 PIN FCPGA
2x 256MB PC133 SDRAM
1x 40GB Maxtor ATA100 7200 RPM
System Drive
1x AHA 29160 U160 SCSI controller
8x Seagate ST318452LC in JBOD Chassis
1x Matrox G550 Dual Head 32MB
1x 3Com Elink III 10/100 Network Adapter
Windows 2000 Professional SP2,
DirectX8.0a
Adobe Premiere 6.01
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP:
PCI32-6:
PCI32-5:
PCI32-4:
PCI32-3:
PCI32-2:
PCI32-1:
Matrox G550 AGP
AHA -29160
3COM Elink3 10/100 Network
Empty
Empty
TARGA 3000
Empty
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Mainboard requires P4 power supply 300W
or better.
Under Windows 2000, Intel INF installer
version 3.20 or higher needed.
For optimum IDE transfer, use Intel’s
UltraATA driver version 6.20 or higher.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Form Factor:
ATX
Supported Processors:
Intel 478-pin Pentium 4 (Willamette/Northwood) FC-PGA2,
1.3-2.0GHz+
Memory Type:
PC133 SDRAM addressable to 3GB
Chipset:
Intel 845 Chipset
I/O Expansion Slots:
6 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI bus mastering slots
1 4xAGP
1 CNR
Integrated Devices:
Dual Ultra DMA (UDMA/100MB/s) Burst data transfer rate
supports UDMA Mode 5, PIO Mode 4, ATAPI
AC97' Audio (OEM optional)
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mous connectors
2 fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
1 ECP/EPP parallel port
1 Infrared port
1 floppy port
Chassis Compatibility:
Standard ATX
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5.16 TYAN Tiger MP
TIGER MP HOMEPAGE
TIGER MP (S2460)
PERFORMANCE RATING:
3 streams YUV uncompressed
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+Dual Athlon MP 1.2GHz 266 Mhz FSB
+512 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM
+Matrox G550 32MB AGP VGA
+Intel PRO/100 ethernet adapter
+Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS
v2.55.0
+Adaptec 39160 Dual Channel SCSI host
adapter
+Qlogic Dual Channel SCSI QLA12160 Host
Adapter
+IWILL DU3160 Dual Channel SCSI Host
Adapter(Dual Channel external connection
requires an additional internal to external
adapter cable.)
+Integrated Intel 82559 Net work Controller
+8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9
GB
drives
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
AGP : Matrox G400 AGP VGA
PCI64-4: Empty
PCI64-3: Empty
PCI64-2: Targa 3000
PCI64-1: AHA-39160
PCI32-2: Intel PRO/100 ethernet
PCI32-1: Empty
Note: PCI64-4 is closest to AGP slot
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Only certified for Windows 2000, SP1 or later.
AMD recommended using 460W Power
Supply
Form Factor:
ATX footprint (12" x 10.3", 304.8 x 261.62mm)
Supported Processors:
Dual PGA462 ZIF sockets
Supports two AMD Athlon MP processors
Two onboard VRMs
System bus support for 200MHz and 266MHz
Memory Type:
Four 2.5v 184-pin Registered DDR DIMM sockets 25° angled sockets
enable rackmount installation
Supports up to 3GB of PC2100 Registered DDR RAM
Supports ECC (72-bit) memory modules
Chipset:
AMD-760 MP chipset
AMD-762 North bridge & AMD-766 South bridge
Winbond W83627HF Super I/O ASIC
I/O Expansion Slots:
One 4xAGP slot
Four 64-bit PCI slots
Two 32-bit PCI slots
Integrated Devices:
Two Ultra DMA (UDMA/100) bus master/EIDE
channels that support an IDE drive data transfer rate of 100 MHz
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports (two onboard connectors and two
headers)
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Two fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
Chassis Compatibility:
ATX Chassis
Requires 460W Power Supply
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5.17 TYAN THUNDER i860
THUNDER i860 HOMEPAGE
THUNDER i860 (S2603)
PERFORMANCE RATING:
3 streams YUV uncompressed
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+Dual Xeon 1.7GHz 400MHz FSB
+512 MB PC 800 RDRAM
+ATI Radeon VE 32MB VGA
+Adaptec 29160 SCSI host adapter BIOS
v2.55.0
+Adaptec 39160 Dual Channel SCSI host
adapter
+Qlogic Dual Channel SCSI QLA12160 Host
Adapter
+IWILL DU3160 Dual Channel SCSI Host
Adapter(Dual Channel external connection
requires an additional internal to external
adapter cable.)
+ATTO UL3D Dual Channel SCSI adapter
+Integrated Intel® 82550EY LAN controller
+8 Quantum Atlas 10K 9WLS Ultra160m 9 GB
drives
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
AGP : ATI RADEON VE VGA
PCI32-3: Empty
PCI32-2: Empty
PCI32-1: Empty
PCI64-2: Targa 3000
PCI64-1: ATTO UL3D
Form Factor:
Extended ATX footprint (13" x 12", 330.2mm x 304.8mm)
Supported Processors:
Dual PGA370 ZIF sockets
Supports two Intel Pentium III processors (FC-PGA)
Onboard VRMs (VRM 8.4 spec)
Front-Side Bus support for 100MHz and 133
Memory Type:
Memory Expansion Card (MEC) design
Eight 184-pin RIMM sockets
Supports up to 4GB of PC800 Rambus memory
Chipset:
Intel® 860 chipset
82860 North Bridge, 82801BA I/O Controller
Note: PCI32-3 is closest to AGP slot
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CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Use PCILOCK boot option when running under
Windows NT 4.0
Busmaster must be enabled in all PCI Slots (by
default, busmaster is disabled in all PCI slots.)
Please consult the user manual on how to enable
busmaster in the BIOS.
Hub, 82802AB Firmware Hub and 82806AA
PCI 64 Hub
I/O Expansion Slots:
One AGP Pro slot supports 2x/4x modes
Two 64-bit / 66MHz (3.3-volt) PCI slots
Three 32-bit / 33MHz (5.0-volt) PCI slots
Integrated Devices:
LSI Symbios 53C1010R controller
Dual-channel Ultra160 SCSI support 160MBps maximum data
throughput per channel
Intel® 82550EY LAN controller
Analog Devices AD1885 chipset AC'97 codec
Two Ultra DMA (UDMA/100) bus master/EIDE
channels that support an IDE drive data transfer rate of 100 MHz
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports (two onboard c onnectors and two
headers)
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Two fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
Chassis Compatibility:
Extended ATX chassis
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5.18 Intel D850MV
INTEL D850MV
PERFORMANCE RATING:
2 streams YUV uncompressed
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
1x P4 2.0A GHz 478 PIN FCPGA
2x 256MB PC800 RDRAM
1x 40GB IBM ATA100 7200 RPM System Drive
Builtin Intel 10/100 Network Adapter
1x AHA 39160 U160 SCSI controller
8x Seagate ST318452LC in JBOD Chassis
1x Matrox G550 Dual Head 32MB
Windows 2000 Professional SP2,
DirectX8.0a
Adobe Premiere 6.01
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP : Matrox G550
PCI32-5: Adaptec AHA -39160
PCI32-4: Empty
PCI32-3: Empty
PCI32-2: TARGA 3000
PCI32-1: Empty
Note: PCI32-5 is closest to AGP slot
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Mainboard requires P4 power supply 300W or
better.
Under Windows 2000, Intel INF installer version
3.20 or higher needed.
For optimum IDE transfer, use Intel’s UltraATA
driver version 6.20 or higher.
Tested BIOS revision MV850.10A.86A.0032.P13
Form Factor:
ATX (12.0 inches by 9.6 inches)
Supported Processors:
Intel 478-pin Pentium 4 (Willamette/Northwood) FC-PGA2,
1.3-2.0GHz+ 400 MHz system data bus
Memory Type:
Two Direct-RDRAM channels with two RIMMs per channel (four RIMM
sockets)
Support for up to 2 GB of system memory using PC600 or PC800
RDRAM
Chipset:
Intel® 850 Chipset, consisting of:
Intel® 82850 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
Intel® 82801BA I/O Controller Hub (ICH2)
Intel® 82802AB 4 Mbit Firmware Hub (FWH)
I/O Expansion Slots:
One 4xAGP slot
Five PCI bus add-in card connectors (SMBus routed to PCI bus
connector 2)
Integrated Devices:
Audio subsystem that uses the Analog Devices AD1881 analog codec
for AC 97 processing
Intel® 82562EM 10/100 Mbit/sec Platform LAN Connect (PLC) device
Two Ultra DMA (UDMA/100) bus master/EIDE
channels that support an IDE drive data transfer
rate of 100 MHz
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports (two onboard
connectors and two headers)
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Two fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
Chassis Compatibility:
Standard ATX chassis
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5.19 Intel D845BG
D845BG Homepage
Intel D845BG
PERFORMANCE RATING:
2 Uncompressed YUV Streams
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
1x P4 2.0A GHz 478 PIN FCPGA
2x 256MB DDR 266 Memory
1x 40GB IBM ATA100 7200 RPM System
Drive
Builtin Intel 10/100 Network Adapter
1x AHA 39160 U160 SCSI controller
8x Seagate ST318452LC in JBOD Chassis
1x Matrox G550 Dual Head 32MB
Windows 2000 Professional SP2,
DirectX8.0a
Adobe Premiere 6.01
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
AGP:
PCI32-6:
PCI32-5:
PCI32-4:
PCI32-3:
PCI32-2:
PCI32-1:
Matrox G550 AGP
AHA -39160
Empty
Empty
Empty
TARGA 3000
Empty
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Mainboard requires P4 power supply 300W
or better.
Under Windows 2000, Intel INF installer
version 3.20 or higher needed.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Form Factor:
ATX
Supported Processors:
Intel 478-pin Pentium 4 (Willamette/Northwood) FC-PGA2,
1.3-2.0GHz+
Memory Type :
DDR266 DRAM Addressable to 2GB
Chipset:
Intel 845B Chipset
I/O Expansion Slots:
6 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI bus mastering slots
1 4xAGP
1 CNR
Integrated Devices:
Dual Ultra DMA (UDMA/100MB/s) Burst data transfer rate
supports UDMA Mode 5, PIO Mode 4, ATAPI
AC97' Audio (OEM optional)
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mous connectors
2 fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
1 ECP/EPP parallel port
1 Infrared port
1 floppy port
Chassis Compatibility:
Standard ATX
For optimum IDE transfer, use Intel’s
UltraATA driver version 6.20 or higher.
Tested BIOS Rev.
PT84510A.86A.0024.P05
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5.20 TYAN Tiger MPX (S2466)
TIGER MPX HOMEPAGE
TIGER MPX (S2466)
PERFORMANCE RATING:
3 streams YUV uncompressed
TESTED CONFIGURATION:
+Dual Athlon MP 2000 266 Mhz FSB
+512 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM
+Matrox G550 32MB AGP VGA
+3com 3C920 10/100 Network Adapter
+Adaptec 39160 Dual Channel SCSI host
adapter
+8x Seagate ST318452LC in JBOD Chassis
SLOT ASSIGNMENTS:
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
AGP : Matrox G550 AGP VGA
PCI64-2: AHA-39160
Form Factor:
ATX footprint (12" x 10.3", 304.8 x 261.62mm)
Supported Processors:
Dual PGA462 ZIF sockets
Supports two AMD Athlon MP processors
Two onboard VRMs
System bus support for 200MHz and 266MHz
Memory Type:
Four 2.5v 184-pin Registered DDR DIMM sockets 25°
angled sockets enable rackmount installation
Supports up to 3GB of PC2100 Registered DDR RAM
Supports ECC (72-bit) memory modules
Chipset:
AMD-760 MPX chipset
AMD-762 North bridge & AMD-766 South bridge
Winbond W83627HF Super I/O ASIC
I/O Expansion Slots:
One 4xAGP slot
Four 32-bit PCI slots
Two 64-bit PCI slots
Integrated Devices:
Two Ultra DMA (UDMA/100) bus master/EIDE
channels that support an IDE drive data transfer rate of
100 MHz
4 USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports (two onboard
connectors and two headers)
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Two fast UART 16550 compatible serial ports
One ECP/EPP parallel port
One floppy port
3Com 3C920 ASIC with 3C905 driver set LAN controller
Supports 10Mbps and 100Mbps transfer rates
PCI64-1: Targa 3000
PCI32-4: Empty
PCI32-3: Empty
PCI32-2: Empty
PCI32-1: Empty
Note: PCI64-2 is closest to AGP slot
CONFIGURATION NOTES:
Only certified for Windows 2000, SP1 or later.
AMD recommended using 460W Power Supply
First version 1.0 BIOS is not compatible with ATI
RADEON 8500. Please update with the latest
version for compatibility (Current version is 1.01).
Model S2466N has USB problems thus uses an
included add on PCI card for USB functions.
Model S2466N-4M is a fixed version of the
2466N with no USB problems.
Chassis Compatibility:
ATX Chassis
Requires 460W Power Supply
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5.21 TESTED BUT NON-CERTIFIED MOTHERBOARDS
The following list contains motherboards that are tested either by Pinnacle Systems certification or it’s
partners and appear to be compatible with TARGA 3000, along with the specified operating system.
However these systems are not necessarily in house at Pinnacle and no guarantee of support can be made.
BRAND
MODEL
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
INTEL
S.MICRO
S.MICRO
CA810E
D815EEA2
D815EPEA2
D820LP
VC820
P3TSSA
370DE6
S.MICRO
S.MICRO
G.BYTE
P3TDL3
P4STA
GA-7DXR
TYAN
TYAN
Q-LITY
CPU
TYPE
PIII(370)
PIII(370)
PIII(370)
PIII
PIII
PIII(370)
PIII(370)
MEM TYPE
CHIPSET
PCI TYPE
SDRAM
SDRAM
SDRAM
RDRAM
RDRAM
SDRAM
ECC SDRAM
I810E
I815E
I815EP
I820
I820
I815E
SW HESL
SW LE
I850
AMD 761
32BIT
32BIT
32BIT
32BIT
32BIT
32BIT
64BIT
NT 4.0/W2K
COMPATIBLE
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
64BIT
32BIT
32BIT
YES/YES
YES/YES
NO/YES
SW LE
SW HESL
440BX
64BIT
64BIT
YES/YES
YES/YES
32BIT
YES/YES
ECC SDRAM
RDRAM
DDR SDRAM
S2510
S2567
PIII(370)
P4
K7TBIRD
PIII(370)
PIII(370)
PIIIB-DS
PIII
SDRAM
ECC SDRAM
ECC SDRAM
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6 TARGA 3000 Technical Advisories
6.1 PCILOCK Boot Option
THIS ADVISORY APPLIES TO ALL CERTIFIED WORKSTATIONS WORKING UNDER NT4
Summary: Adding /PCILOCK switch to BOOT.INI allows Adobe Premiere to launch properly.
Note that this is required for Windows NT but should not be used under Windows 2000.
Procedure:
1. Log onto NT with administrative privileges
2. Locate BOOT.INI. Create a copy in another location for backup
3. Disable Read-Only file attribute
4. Open or edit file in Notepad or Edit.
5. Copy the line for default OS (normally first option)Insert and paste copy in first position and append with
/PCILOCK switch.
After the procedure, the file should look similar to this:
[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00 TARGA 3000" /PCILOCK
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00 [VGA mode]" /basevideo
/sos
6. Save BOOT.INI and close
7. Enable Read-Only file attribute
8. Reboot system
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7 Certified Display Adapters
The following list contains VGA adapters that are tested with a Targa 3000 workstation and are proven to be
compatible with T3K and Adobe Premiere 5.1c and 6.0. Compatibility with Windows NT 4.0 and/or Windows
2000 Professional is noted.
BRAND
MODEL
MATROX
MATROX
MATROX
ATI
ATI
ATI
ATI
ATI
ATI
ATI
ATI
ATI
ATI
ATI
ATI
ELSA
ELSA
ELSA
ELSA
G400
G450
G550
EXPERT 98
EXPERT@WORK
EXPERT@PLAY
EXERT 2000
ALL IN WONDER 128
RADEON
RADEON VE
EXPERT 128
RAGE FURY
RAGE MAGNUM
RADEON DDR
RADEON 7500
SYNERGY II
SYNERGY III
GLADIAC GeForce 2
GTS
GLADIAC 511
ELSA
LEADTEK
NVIDIA
NVIDIA
3DFX
3DFX
3DFX
GLADIAC 520
GeForce 2 MX DH Pro
TNT 2 M64
TNT 2 ULTRA
VOODOO 1000
VOODOO 2000
VOODOO 3000
MEM
SIZE
16/32
16/32
32/64
8
8
8
16/32
32
32
32
32
32
32
32/64
64
32
32
32
32
64
32
32
32
16
16
32
CHIPSET
G400
G450
G550
RAGE PRO TURBO
RAGE PRO TURBO
RAGE PRO TURBO
RAGE 128 GL
RAGE 128 GL
ATI RADEON
ATI RADEON VE
RAGE 128 GL
RAGE 128 GL
RAGE 128 GL
ATI RADEON
ATI RADEON 7500
NVIDIA TNT 2
NVIDIA QUADRO MXR
NVIDIA GeForce 2 GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX
400
NVIDIA GeForce 3
NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX
NVIDIA TNT 2
NVIDIA TNT 2 ULTRA
VOODOO 2
VOODOO 3
VOODOO
INTERFACE
TYPE
AGP
AGP/PCI
AGP
AGP/PCI
AGP/PCI
AGP/PCI
AGP/PCI
AGP
AGP
AGP
AGP
AGP
AGP
AGP
AGP
AGP
AGP
AGP
NT 4.0/W2K
COMPATIBLE
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
AGP
YES/YES
AGP
AGP
AGP/PCI
AGP/PCI
AGP/PCI
AGP
AGP
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
YES/YES
7.1 Overlay Explained
The TARGA 3000 transfers a video sample directly to the memory of the display adapter via the AGP bus.
Always use a video monitor to determine the quality of your final video output, not the overlay image.
Overlay software transfers the video sample into an invisible part of the display adapter's memory. The
display adapter will then scale and convert the image and transfer it to the right place in the visible part of
display memory. Not all display adapters have this feature and thus may not draw or display a correct
overlay. Occasionally, we have seen cases where the display adapter reports to TARGA that it can do an
overlay, but then either does not do so or corrupts the graphic interface. If compatibility of the display
adapter is in question, use one of the TARGA 3000 certified display adapters.
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7.2 Dual Monitor Support
The Matrox G200 and G400, G450, G550 Dual Head, ATI RADEON VE, ATI RADEON 7500, Elsa Synergy
III, LeadTek GeForce 2 MX DH Pro.
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8 Disk Arrays
8.1 Image Quality and Data Rates
Preserving image quality is probably the most important feature TARGA 3000. By processing all video in
uncompressed mode, there is no loss of visual information. If that wasn't enough, the 3000 can capture and
process RGBA (4:4:4:4), creating video streams over 40 MBps in bandwidth, which can in this case exceed
144 MBps during real-time transitions. All this is supported by the system's audio-video hard drive
subsystem, and it's ability to provide data at a predictable pace. Consequently, we recommend the latest
technology in data-delivery, whose advances will no doubt outpace the frequency which this cookbook will
be updated.
8.2 Certified Hard Drive Controllers
BRAND
ADAPTEC
39160
SCSI
TYPE
U160 x 2
ADAPTEC
29160
U160
64 bit
ADAPTEC
ADAPTEC
ATTO
3950UB
2940U2W
UL2D
U2W x 2
U2W
U2W x 2
64 bit
32 bit
64 bit
ATTO
UL3D
U160 x 2
64 bit
IWILL
SIDE-DU280
U2W x 2
64 bit
IWILL
SIDE-DU3160
U160 x 2
64 bit
LSI LOGIC
LSI LOGIC
QLOGIC
SYM53C1010
SYM53C896
QLA2160
U160x 2
U2W x 2
U160 x 2
64 bit
32 bit
64 bit
ADVANSYS
ASB3950U160
U160 x 2
64 bit
ADVANSYS
ASB3950U2W
U160 x 2
32 bit
ATTO
Express PCI
FC66
HB5100
FIBRE
1Gb
FIBRE
1Gb
64 bit
HP
MODEL
PCI
TYPE
64 bit
64 bit
COMPATIBILITY NOTES
Times out on SCSIBENCH32 when more
than 3 drives are accessed at a time
Times out on SCSIBENCH32 when more
than 3 drives are accessed at a time
Compatibility problems with Compaq SP750
when SCSI BIOS is enabled.
Compatibility problems with Compaq SP750
when SCSI BIOS is enabled.
Requires internal to external SCSI adapter
for dual channel external connection.
Requires internal to external SCSI adapter
for dual channel external connection.
Integrated on some Tyan MBs
Integrated on Tyan Thunder 2500
SCSI BIOS will not show up sometimes on
Compaq SP750.
Requires internal to external SCSI adapter
for dual channel external connection.
Requires internal to external SCSI adapter
for dual channel external connection.
Fibre Channel Controller for used with SAN
type applications
Fibre Channel Controller for used with SAN
type applications
Dual Channel adapters are highly recommended when working with YUV or RGB codecs.
8.3 SCSI Bus types and potential bandwidth:
SCSI UltraWide transfers up to 40 MBps (from controller cache to drive cache), with a 16-bit wide data path.
Also referred to as "Fast Wide SCSI-2". Not recommended for data rates above DV or MPEG, as real-world
memory-to-disk transfer rates average 12 MBps for each drive.
SCSI Ultra2 transfers up to 80 MBps (from controller cache to drive cache), with a 16-bit wide data path.
Also referred to as "Fast Wide SCSI-3", "LVD or Low-Voltage Differential". Often available in dual channel
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models, possibly increasing throughput capacity (pending tests will report the effectiveness of multi-channel
configurations). Recommended for most data rates, with perhaps the exception of RGB. Real-world
memory-to-disk transfer rates can average 18 MBps for each drive.
SCSI Ultra3 transfers up to 160 MBps (from controller cache to drive cache), with a 16-bit wide data path.
Also referred to as "160m", "SCSI-3 LVD or Low-Voltage Differential". These are often available in 64-bit PCI
bus slot configurations, which allows over 264 MBps transfer rates over the 64-bit portion of the PCI bus.
Like the Ultra2 controllers, these are available in dual channel models, increasing throughput capacity. The
maximum data rate over a 32-bit PCI bus is 132 MBps (this is a peak, or burst rate. Sustained rates are
lower, partly because of the traffic from other devices on the bus). Recommended for most data rates,
including the RGB codec. Real-world memory-to-disk transfer rate gains increase less dramatically over
Ultra2 LVD, and can average 25 MBps for each drive.
8.4 SCSI Cables and Terminators
Resist the temptation to use the longer SCSI cables. The best results can be achieved by using the shorter,
3-foot or shorter lengths. We always use high quality internal and external SCSI cables from trusted
vendors. This is especially true when using LVD (Ultra2 or Ultra3 SCSI), as most do are not marked with any
indication of compatibility. This is important, as LVD-compatible cables use twisted-pair wires for each pin
connection, allowing differential-voltage interference canceling. Unfortunately, they look nearly identical to
UltraWide SCSI cables, which do not use twisted-pairs. At best, the result will be inconsistent
communication over the cable.
The internal ribbon cables are easier to work with - the twisted wires are visible, usually terminate with an
active LVD terminator (LVD drives do not supply their own termination). The Ultra2 LVD ribbon cables are
usually blue and white, while Ultra3 LVD are white and pinkish-salmon. Adaptec notes that signal reflection
can occur in lengths of less than 10" between drive connectors in the Ultra2 or Ultra3 LVD ribbon cables,
degrading performance.
Sources of high quality SCSI cables and terminators:
Granite Digital
510-471-6442
www.scsipro.com
CS Electronics
714-475-9100
www.scsi-cables.com
8.5 Certified Disk Arrays
Fully integrated certified disk arrays are recommended since they provide the best guarantee of service and
performance on what can often be the weakest link in the system. A poor drive array or cables can
compromise the performance of the whole system.
8.5.1 Rorke Data MaxArray LVD
Rorke Data MaxArray LVD Product Information
Performance Rating
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4-drive: 2 streams YUV uncompressed
8-drive: 3 streams YUV uncompressed
Drive s:
IBM Ultra160m SCSI LVD
160 MB/sec bus speed
Split-Bus (8 bay only)
Capacity:
MaxArray configurations range from 18GB through 576GB.
Enclosure:
SCA Backplane technology in 4 Bay Tower, 8 Bay Tower, and 8 Bay Rack configurations.
All-metal enclosure for maximum heat-dissipation.
Locking front door for added security.
Hot-swappable canisters.
4 Bay - 150W removable power supplies and removable, ball-bearing fan.
8 Bay - Qty (2) 300W hot-swappable power supplies and (2) removable, ball-bearing fans.
LVD SCSI ID settings accessibility.
Auto-sensing termination.
Audible and visual alarms for fan, temperature and power fail LED.
Featuring SCA (Single Connect Attachment) Backplane Technology
- As data transmission rates get faster and faster, bus impedance matters. Rorke Data's SCA backplane
design reduces impedance on the data bus resulting in increased signal integrity and better performance at
these higher speeds. Where it makes sense, we have taken the time to match impedance characteristics to
limit the amount of signal reflections causing unwanted noise on the bus which can further degrade signal
integrity. In addition, SCA backplane reduces the number of internal connection points which significantly
improves long-term reliability
8.5.2 BellStor FORTRA 4-Bay 72GB JBOD
Bell Microproducts sales page
Performance Rating
4-drive: 2 streams YUV uncompressed
Dual 4-drive : 3 streams YUV uncompressed
FORTRA 4-Bay 72GB Desktop JBOD
includes cable and terminator
Bell Microproducts
part number 44118
DRIVES:
four 18GB IBM UltraStar
Ultra160m #07N3240
POWER SUPPLY:
Quantity: 1
Power: 300 watts
Input: 90-260 VAC; 50-60Hz
Output: +5V @ 20A +12V @ 17A
BLOWER:
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Quantity: 1
Size: 125mm (4.92")
Airflow: 27.2 CFM (0.76m3/min)
Noise: 51dB(A)
WEIGHT & SIZES (empty):
Unit Weight: 19.7 lbs. 9.0 kg
Height: 11-1/2" (292mm) Width: 7-3/4" (197mm)
Depth: 12-1/2" (318mm)
8.6 Certified Hard Drives (JBOD applications)
The following list of drives have been tested by Pinnacle Systems Certification process and are proven to perform well
with Targa 3000 under Premiere 5.1c and 6.0 environment. With the exception of U2W drives, when 8 of the same
units are striped with a 64 bit enabled U160 SCSI interface, under optimal cabling (namely SCSI connection and
termination), cooling condition and driver configuration, end users can obtain 3 YUV streams real time playback under
Premiere environment for at least 25% of physical drive surface.
BRAND
MODEL
CAPACITY
INTERFACE
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
QUANTUM
QUANTUM
QUANTUM
QUANTUM
SEAGATE
SEAGATE
SEAGATE
SEAGATE
SEAGATE
SEAGATE
SEAGATE
SEAGATE
SEAGATE
SEAGATE
SEAGATE
DRVS-09
DMVS-09D
DDYS-T18350
DDYS-T36950
ATLAS 10K II 9.1
ATLAS 10K II 18.2
ATLAS 10K III
ATLAS V
ST39102LW
ST39205LW
ST39204LW
ST318404LC
ST318404LW
ST318452LC
ST318452LW
ST318451LW
ST336705LW
ST336752LW
ST336704LW
9.1 GB
9.1GB
18.35 GB
36.7GB
9.1 GB
18.2 GB
18.4 GB
36.4 GB
9.1GB
9.1GB
9.1GB
18.4GB
18.4GB
18.4GB
18.4GB
18.4GB
36.7GB
36.7GB
36.7GB
U2W
SCA-2 U2W
SCA-2 U160
SCA-2 U160
U160
U160
U160
U160
U2W
U160
U160
SCA-2 U160
U160
SCA-2 U160
U160
U160
U160
U160
U160
Note : Some Seagate drives require that the Cache Parameters to be changed from Desktop Mode to
Server mode using Seagate’s SeaTools software in order to perform well with 3 streams operations. Please
refer to the following link to acquire more instructions:
http://www.pinnaclesys.com/support/faq/ViewFAQ_US.asp?id=3158&lge_id=1
8.7 System Boot Drives
Use the fastest system drive you can install in your system, from SCSI Ultra3 to ATA UDMA 66 (UltraDMA)
EIDE drives. We recommend drives sizes of 9 GB or higher. Generally, the SCSI drive alternative will
provide faster performance due to command queuing, but 66MHz UltraDMA drives are adequate. Be sure to
apply the latest UltraDMA driver from the motherboard manufacturer, as Windows NT 4.0 does not natively
support UltraDMA.
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8.8 Striping
We recommend that you use NT striping to configure the AV disk array. RAID controllers are not required. It
is important that all the drives in the stripe are the same make, model and firmware revision (note this latter,
problems can arise with apparently similar disks that have different firmware revisions).
8.9 Defragmentation
File fragmentation cannot be avoided. When files are written, deleted, and re-written to a disk drive, the drive
is writing the data in the form of blocks as defined by the file system allocation size. If there is not enough
contiguous space on the disk to accommodate the file, the file system breaks up the file into pieces, writing
as many contiguous blocks as it can in one spot then jumping to another location on the disk to complete the
write. As a disk becomes severely fragmented, performance can degrade severely.
There are two ways to eliminate or minimize fragmentation: periodically use defragmentation utilities such as
Executive Software's Diskeeper or temporarily move media files to another drive or array, clean or re-format
the AV drives, and move the files back. This will force files to be written in a contiguous manner.
8.10 EIDE and Ultra/DMA-66, 100 Drives
Not normally used for AV drives unless controlled by an EIDE array controller. Most motherboards
incorporate two Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) controllers as standard equipment. The EIDE or
Ultra/DMA-66 (also referred to as ATA) is a newer version of the IDE interface, and can return respectable
performance in systems where SCSI boot drives are not used. Be sure to apply the latest UltraDMA driver
from the motherboard manufacturer or Intel (...), as Windows NT 4.0 does not natively support UltraDMA.
9 Addendum
9.1 TARGA 3108 Update
As of June 2002, new TARGA 3000 cards that leave manufacturing are labeled “TARGA 3108”. This
hardware revision contained minimal component updates, and offers no functional enhancements. Over
extended periods of shelf life, hardware is subject to minor revisions, and this was a necessary
manufacturing change.
9.1.1 How do I determine which revision of TARGA card that I have?
If you have ordered a TARGA 3000 system in the past few months, you most likely have a TARGA 3108
card. In order to determine the hardware revision, close all applications on your desktop, and follow these
steps:
a.) Click on the Windows start button
b.) Select Programs->TARGA 3000-> Board Monitor
c.) Once the Board Monitor is open, view the third line of text. It should read TARGA 3100,
3105, or 3108.
In the event of any incompatibility with your system using this card revision and the TARGA 3000 v1.5
drivers, please refer to the Pinnacle T3K Download section and follow the steps to download an updated .inf
file. The web site address is: http://www.pinnaclesys.com/support/display.asp?FileID=1169&ProductID=404
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9.2 Additional TARGA 3000 Cookbook Updates
Pinnacle Systems will continue to update this hardware configuration cookbook on a regular basis. The next
update will include several disk arrays and workstations. If there is a hardware component that you would
like to see be certified on the TARGA 3000 hardware platform, please use the T3K suggestion box link on
the TARGA 3000 support site to submit a feature request.
The link to this site is:
http://apps.pinnaclesys.com/survey/enter.asp?survey_id=127&ProductID=404&SubDocTypesID=158
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