Libre-friendly computer workstation that's ready to go.

Unleash new levels of work, action and intensity with libre software inside. Expertly designed to give you everything you desire in a modern computer that fully respects your freedom.

Ready for work, school, university, coding...! Included in the base price are:

  • 1 CPU with quiet heat sink/fan
  • 16 GB (2x 8) DDR3 ECC RAM
  • 250 GB Crucial SSD
  • Efficient Seasonic power supply
  • Midi tower case


The Free Software Foundation's "Respects Your Freedom" hardware product certification


The Vikings D8 workstation fully meets the criteria for the FSF's hardware endorsement program and was certified on 2019-02-07



Boot firmware - coreboot

The Vikings D8 comes with a version of coreboot and SeaBIOS payload without binary blobs.

One of the good things about having a libre-friendly system is that you can replace the boot firmware from user-space of your operating system. This is fairly easy even for the untrained and Vikings can send instructions on how to do that if unfamiliar.


This system comes with an 8-core AMD Opteron 4284 CPU installed. A second Opteron 4284 CPU is available on request, increasing the available CPU cores from 8 to 16.

A quiet cooling solution is always included.


16 GB (2x8 GB) of server-grade ECC DDR3 RAM are included, which is more than a good starting point for most computing needs in the office and at home. You can upgrade RAM to 32 GB to suit additional memory needs.

Power supply

We've upgraded our D8 Workstation to a fully modular Seasonic Focus GX 80+ Gold power supply that is quiet and reliable.
Vikings ships with a power plug or adapter that is commonly used at the recipients address at no additional charge.

Midi tower computer case

Our midi tower convinces due to its thought-out, robust design and has a variety of features.

Refurbished Certficate

The D8 Workstation contains the following refurbished/used parts: mainboard & CPU. Vikings does rigorous testing of all parts and also gives a comprehensive guarantee for all parts of the system.

Expected shipping time

This is a built-to-order system and build times may vary depending on various variables. Estimated delivery times range between 2 to 15 business days* after you've made the payment in full.  You should receive automatic status update once your payments arrives and when the order has been shipped.


Peace of mind - legal guarantee

2 years of legal guarantee are included. For conditions please see


* Monday to Friday, excluding nationwide (Germany) and North Rhine-Westphalian (one of the 16 German states) public holidays

Boot Firmware coreboot
Processor/System Bus 2 x Socket C32 (LGA1207), AMD Opteron™ 4200 series, HyperTransport™ Technology 3.0, 6.4 GT/s per link (dual link)
Graphics On-board (Aspeed AST2050 with 8MB VRAM) and/or PCIe expansion card
Expansion Slots Total Slot : 6 Slot Location 1 : PCI 32bit/33MHz Slot Location 2 : PCI-E x8 (Gen2 X4 Link), Auto turn off if PIKE is occupied, MIO supported Slot Location 3 : PCI 32bit/33MHz Slot Location 4 : PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X8 Link) Slot Location 5 : PCI 32bit/33MHz Slot Location 6 : PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X16 Link) Additional Slot 1 : PIKE Slot for Stroage expansion
Core Logic AMD SR5670, AMD SP5100
Form Factor ATX
On Board I/O 1 x PSU Power Connector , 24-pin SSI power connector + 8-pin SSI 12V power connector*1 1 x Management Connector , Onboard socket for management card 1 x Internal A Type USB Port 2 x USB pin header , Up to 4 Devices 2 x SMBus 1 x Chassis Intruder 1 x Serial Port Header 8 x Fan Header , 4pin (3pin/4pin fan dual support)
Back I/O Ports 1 x Serial Port 2 x USB 2.0 Port (USB 3.0 optional) 1 x VGA Port 2x 1Gbit/s LAN 1 x PS/2 KB/Mouse 1 x BMC (RJ-45) (non-functional)
Environment Operation temperature: 10℃ ~ 35℃, Non operation temperature: -40℃ ~ 70℃, Non operation humidity: 20% ~ 90% (non condensing)
# of cores 8/16 (1/2 CPU(s))
Clockspeed various, e.g.: 3.0 GHz, 3.3 GHz, 3.7 GHz (Base, Full Load tubro, Half Load turbo) (Opteron 4284)
CPU heat sink/fan
HSF quiet water or air-cooled heat sink
Memory Type ECC, non-ECC
SATA Controller AMD SP5100, 4 x SATA2 300MB/s (6 are available physically, only 4 can be addressed)
SAS/SATA Controller SATA2 on-board
Case Options
Midi Tower EM-01 470mm x 200mm x 520mm / 18,5″ x 7,9″ x 20,5″

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D8 Workstation FSF RYF-Certified, 8 CPU cores, 16GB ECC RAM, 250GB SSD included

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