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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

Specifications

 

- 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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