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Soyo K7V Dragon KT266 Motherboard Review

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Manufacturer: Soyo
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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.

Soyo motherboards have been around since I can remember working on computers. I have not previously reviewed any of their products, even though they have released a couple AMD-based motherboards, simply because the end-user market was not something that Soyo, as a company, was striving for. The mass-marketed OEMs were what Soyo was best with, as their products were very reliable and easy to manipulate to the OEMs demands.


Eager to get back into the consistently growing market of the DIY, homegrown PCs, Soyo released the K7V Dragon motherboard. By using one of the top of the line chipsets and adding most of the features currently available in the AMD motherboard market, Soyo has indeed relaunched their home-marketed motherboards with a bang.


First, here are the specs of the motherboard:





Motherboard Specifications


CPU Socket

Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)


Chipset

KT266


Form Factor

ATX


Multiplier Options

5.5 - 12.5x


Bus Speed Options

95-166 MHz in 1 MHz increments


Voltages

1.35v - 1.85v in +0.025v increments


Memory Support

3 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100 Support


Expansion Slots

6/0/1/0 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)


AGP Support

4x AGP Pro


USB Support

2x Standard USB ports

4x Add-on USB ports


Integrated Components

CMI 8738 5.1 Channel Audio

10/100 Network Interface


Bios

Award BIOS


Onboard IDE

2 x ATA100 EIDE
2 x ATA100/RAID EIDE


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