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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!

| 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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