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Soltek 75DRV5 KT333 Motherboard Review

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Manufacturer: Soltek
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Introduction

This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective's website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.

We last heard from Soltek with the release of their 75DRV4 motherboard that was built around the KT266A chipset. It did very well in the competition of the KT266A motherboards and helped raise the name of the Soltek mainboard in the eyes of many of the PC enthusiasts in the AMD market. While their market share is still low compared to the big guys like Asus and Abit, Soltek is hoping to further move up the chain of sales with the release of another successful AMD-platform motherboard.


The real question is now: can they do it? Soltek is a new company and without the esteem of a big name brand to bring in the customers, the manufacturers have to make sure their products are top of the line in almost every way. In this review I’ll be going through the SL-75DRV5 motherboard to see if they have succeeded.





Motherboard Specifications


CPU Socket

Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)


Chipset

VIA KT333


Form Factor

ATX


Multiplier Options

6x - 13x


Bus Speed Options

100-200 MHz


Voltages

1.725v - 1.85v


Memory Support

3 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100/PC2700 Support


Expansion Slots

5/0/1/1 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)


AGP Support

4x AGP


USB Support

2x Standard USB ports


Integrated Components

AC'97 Audio


Bios

Award BIOS


Onboard IDE

2 x ATA133 EIDE


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