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Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra Review - Specifications

With so many VIA KT333 motherboards on the market today, or ones which are about to be released, for the buyer it could be a hard task to choose which board to go with. These days there is not a great deal of real-world performance difference between motherboards using the same chipsets, which means manufactures are having to be more clever with the features they include and things which count, like software bundles. Today Asher "Acid" Moses takes a look at one of these new KT333 boards, the feature-packed Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra to be exact. Does it have the stuff to seat your AMD processor? Read on, as that is the only way you're going to find out!

By: | 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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