Soyo K7V Dragon KT266 Motherboard Review

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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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