Tyan Transport CX GC68B8036-LE platform review AMD EPYC 7003 1U


This summer, we tested the Tyan Transport CX GC68B8036-LE as one of the company’s latest options for those on the market for an AMD EPYC 7003 “Milan” 1U 1P barebone server. In our wide range of Linux and BSD testing, this Tyan Transport CX GC68B8036-LE motherboard with Tyan S8036GM2NE held up well and met our requirements and proven reliability by testing Tyan products now at Phoronix for the past 16 years. .

This Tyan Transport CX platform is designed for an AMD EPYC 7002 “Rome” or EPYC 7003 “Milan” processor up to 240 Watts and features sixteen DDR4-3200 RDIMM memory slots. For storage, there is support for two NVMe M.2 slots on the motherboard, four NVMe U.2 bays, and four 2.5 / 3.5 inch hot-swappable SATA tool-less drive bays.

Network connectivity on this GC68B8036-LE / S8036GM2NE motherboard includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports, a dedicated Ethernet port for IPMI / BMC, and an OCP 2.0 (yes, OCP 2.0) mezzanine slot. This Tyan motherboard uses common BMC ASpeed ​​AST2500 with common Tyan BMC web interface we are used to.

On the front of the 1U barebone server is a single USB 3.1 Gen 1 port. This barebone server comes with redundant 850 Watt 80+ Platinum 1 + 1 power supplies.

All full specifications of this Tyan Transport CX GC68B8036-LE barebone are available on Tyan.com. This review unit was kindly sent for testing by Tyan.

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