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Dual Socket F - Tyan Thunder S2932

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There are three models of this board (I think I've bought the normal S2932 board) yet only one is listed as having Istanbul (six-core) support:

S2932 and S2932-E and S2932-SI

From their images they only differ slightly in VRM design (though all have four phases), with the S2932-E and S2932-SI having the same design. Their chipset/hardware specs and everything is *exactly* the same between all three.

I did a diff of all three boards' most recent BIOS (with the changelog saying update to AGESA 3.5.0.0)... turns out they're all *exactly* the same... confused.gifconfused.gif

I don't trust the CPU support list as the S2932 is listed as not including Shanghai support, however a BIOS update clearly lists Shanghai support as being added.

The E revision is listed as having HyperTransport 3 (instead of HT1), while the SI revision adds official Istanbul support on top of this.

TL,DR; Three motherboards appear to have the same hardware/chipset (just minor revisions of each other?), exactly same BIOS, AGESA 3.5.0.0. Can I assume they'll all support Istanbul CPUs?
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As long as they all have the same max TDP support I imagine they should all support istanbul.
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As long as they all have the same max TDP support I imagine they should all support istanbul.

Hmm, well I've done some more looking and found that for Shanghai split-power planes are optional, while for Istanbul they're required.

Is there any way to figure this out without buying a Shanghai/Istanbul CPU and seeing if it works? I have an old dual-core opteron that I can use to boot the board if needed.
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