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Soyo KT600 Dragon Ultra Platinum Motherboard Review - Conclusion

Don't be fooled, the Athlon XP processor is still going strong despite the release of the expensive and not yet mainstream Athlon 64 processor by AMD. Today we've got the Soyo KT600 Dragon Ultra Platinum motherboard on the test bed which is based on VIA's KT600 chipset for the Athlon XP. If you cannot afford the Athlon 64 platform, pay very close attention to this motherboard!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 21, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Soyo

Conclusion

 

This was in fact a total joy for us to test. Soyo, while not having as many varieties of motherboards like the big names, it sure doesn't need them with this first time hit.

 

Designed to run against the biggest names with all the onboard features you will need, it is now becoming hard to justify paying for a name rather than a good product.

 

Soyo's performance and optimisations was top notch, with a resounding victory in all the benchmarks it is hard to put a damper on this product. All the features like Firewire, additional Serial ATA RAID controllers and Gigabit Ethernet with hardware 6 channel sound makes this motherboard one for those who want to overclock without paying for a simple name that doesn't guarantee the fastest or most feature-packed product of its kind.

 

Overall we were greatly impressed with the performance, features and overclocking results with only the two flaws in the FDD connector and the power plug placement we really couldn't put this motherboard down that hard with these results.

 

- Pros

 

Fast

 

Stable

 

Good overclocking

 

Nice colour scheme

 

Additional SATA ports

 

Firewire

 

Gigabit LAN

 

- Cons

 

Placement of FDD and Power ports

 

Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's Performance Award

 

 

 

 

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