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Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition Review - Benchmarks - Test Setup

Soyo have been rising through the motherboard ranks like a thief in the night. One minute you've never heard of them, the next thing their name is everywhere and it's good things we are hearing about the Taiwanese company. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at the feature-packed, KT333 powered Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition motherboard from Soyo for the AMD Athlon platform.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 22, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 10.%      Manufacturer: Soyo

Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1600+ (1400Mhz)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-333 Kingmax (512MB)

 

Video Card: Leadtek GF3 TI500

 

Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda ATA-3 UDMA 100 7200RPM

 

Drivers:Nvidia DetXP rev 29.42

 

Software Used: Sisoft Sandra 2002, 3Dmark2000, 3Dmark2001, PCMark 2002 Pro, Sysmark 2002, Winstone 2001, Quake 3 Arena, Aquanox, DroneZmark, Max Payne, Star Trek Voyager Elite Force, Jedi Knight II.

 

SiSoft Sandra 2002 SP1

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2002 is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems. We used this to test CPU Raw Performance, Multimedia Instruction Set and Memory Bandwidth Performance. While they are all synthetic results, they do give us a general idea of what is happening and where a component's strengths and weaknesses are.

 

 

 

 

Soyo have done a remarkable job with the settings and optimization of this board. Able to remove the 8K3A+ as the top motherboard in the Bandwidth Benchmark (which is what really counts here) we are able to see Soyo have taken the early lead. Let's see if it progresses.

 

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