Designed with high-end performance in mind, this dual AMD Opteron workstation board is suited to computer-aided design and engineering, digital content creation, 3D modelling and other multimedia applications. The vendor claims it is the first Opteron board in the world that equips PCI-X interface. An AGP Pro8X/AGP 8X Pro 110 slot allows for increased video memory bandwidth, optimised graphics and faster data flow, while Integrated Gigabit Ethernet increases broadband connectivity and bandwidth. The platform also has six-channel audio with a Sony/Philips Digital Interface (SPDIF) to maximise the multimedia experience and 8 dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slots supporting up to 16GB of error correction code (ECC) memory. It also has four serial ATA ports for storage. The Tyan K8W (S2885) is distributed by Altech, Digicor and Rectron.