Soyo K7V Dragon KT266 Motherboard Review
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:
|CPU Socket||Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)|
|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|
2x Standard USB ports|
4x Add-on USB ports
CMI 8738 5.1 Channel Audio|
10/100 Network Interface
|Onboard IDE||2 x ATA100 EIDE 2 x ATA100/RAID EIDE|