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Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra Review - Benchmarking

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

Benchmarking

 

- Test System

 

Processor: AMD AthlonXP 1800+ (1.53GHz)

 

Motherboard: Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra, Abit AT7 (KT333)

 

Memory: Crucial 256MB DDR333

 

Video Card: Prolink Pixelview GeForce3

 

Sound Card: Creative Soundblaster Audigy Platinum eX

 

Hard Disk: Quantum Fireball Plus LM 15GB ATA100

 

Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional SP2

 

Drivers: VIA 4in1 v4.38, nVidia DetonatorXP v27.50, DirectX 8.1

 

Software Used: SiSoft Sandra 2002, 3DMark2001 SE, Quake III Arena, Content Creation Winstone 2001, Business Winstone 2001

 

Results - SiSoft Sandra 2002

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2001 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

Results - Business Winstone 2001

 

Business Winstone tests your computer's word processing, spreadsheet and presentation application ability using Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Both Content Creation and Business Winstone 2001 give you great examples of real-world performance.

 

 

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