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Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra Review

By: Asher Moses | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: May 7, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 10.%Manufacturer: Soyo



- Description


AMD Socket-A Based VIA KT333


ATX Motherboard


- Processor


Support AMD Socket-A type Processor


Including Duron and Athlon


- Chipset


VIA KT333/8233A chipsets


Support 200/266 MHz FSB


- System Memory


Three 184-pin DDR SDRAM 2.5V DIMM sockets support up to 3GB DDR 200/266/333


- Expansion Slots


Five 32-bit Bus Mastering PCI slots (V2.2 compliant)


One Universal AGP Pro slot (support 1X/2X/4X mode)


- On Board Audio Subsystem


On board CMI 8738 Audio chip to provide 6 channels audio solution


Support optical output & SPDIF output


- On Board Ultra I/O Chip


Two RS-232 serial ports (16550 UART compatible)


One parallel printer port (SPP/EPP/ECP mode)


One FDD port (Supports 3 mode, 1.2/1.44/2.88 MB FDD


Provides IrDA port with optional cable for transceiver


Provides 6 USB ports (2 rear, 4 front)


- Ultra DMA IDE Ports


Four independent channels for eight IDE devices(two for raid)


Supports up to PIO Mode 5 and UDMA 33/66/100


Two PCI bus mastering ATA E-IDE ports


- Boot-Block Flash BIOS


Award PCI BIOS with ACPI function


Supports multiple-boot from E-IDE/ SCSI/ CD-ROM/ FDD/ LS120/ ZIP


2 Mbyte Flash ROM


- Board Dimensions


Four layers, 30.5 cm x 23 cm(12" x 9.05")


ATX form factor


- Enhanced PC Health Monitoring


On-board voltage monitors


CPU fan speed monitor


CPU temperature monitoring through flexible thermal sensor


- Double Stack Back-Panel I/O Connectors


PS/2 Mini-DIN mouse & keyboard ports


Two USB ports


One RJ45 connector


Two D-Sub 9-pin male serial ports


One D-Sub 25-pin female printer port


Audio I/O: LINE-Outx1 , LINE-Inx1, MIC JACK x1


One game port


- Features


CPU core voltage & FSB & multiplier could be adjusted via BIOS setup


Supports WOL (Wake On LAN) function to simplify network management


Support Smart Card Reader connector


On board 10/100 Mbps Ethernet function by ICS PHY controller


SOYO Wizard On Hand II Function : CPU FSB Frequency can be setup by 1MHz increment


Embedded Promise IDE RAID chip, provide IDE RAID 0,1 function


Suspend To Disk


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