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

Unleash new levels of work, action and intensity with powerful and 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
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • ASUS Sound card
  • 250 GB Crucial SSD
  • Efficient power supply
  • Midi tower case
  • Trisquel 8.0 LTS preinstalled


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 4200-series CPUs installed. Available is:

  • a highly performant (95W TDP) 8-core Opteron 4284 CPU with 3.0/3.3/3.7 GHz (base/full load turbo/half load turbo)
  • a highly power efficient (35W TDP) 8-core Opteron 4256 EE CPU with 1.6/1.9/2.8 GHz (base/full load turbo/half load turbo)

You can order the Vikings D8 with a second CPU (increasing the available CPU cores to 16 and requires the Seasonic PSU).

A quiet cooling solution is always included.


8GB of DDR3 RAM are included, which is generally a good starting point for most computing needs in the office and at home. You can upgrade RAM in 8GB increments to suit additional needs.


It has been reported on 8 Oct 2020 that there could be a potential issue with the nouveau-compatible GPU we had included in this offer. Until this has been fully investigated and resolved, the D8 Workstation will be offered without a discrete GPU. The on-board GPU with VGA output can be used instead or you can use your own GPU, for example one listed on



The ASUS MIO Audio 892 sound card delivers a high definition audio experience. With an enhanced signal-to-noise ratio and 7.1 surround sound, this card offers great sound quality and complements the robust video power of this workstation.

Power supply

In January 2020 we've upgraded our D8 Workstation to a fully modular Seasoic Focus GX 80+ Gold power supply that is very 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.

Now with Trisquel GNU/Linux preinstalled!

Trisquel GNU/Linux (a fully libre Ubuntu derivative) comes preinstalled included in the price*. If you decide ordering the Vikings X200 without an SSD or HDD we won't be able to install an operating system for you.

Optionally you can order this system without a preinstalled operating system, e.g. if you would like to install an operating system yourself. Your options are almost limitless; Vikings recommends using an operating system that follows the FSF guidelines for a free system distribution.

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


* since 1 August 2020
** Monday to Friday, excluding nationwide and North Rhine-Westphalian 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, 6 x SATA2 300MB/s
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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