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Soyo Announces DDR Motherboards
Date: Thursday November 30, 2000
Category: Motherboards
Manufacturer Link: Soyo Discus -- BBS
Soyo has announced their DDR motherboards.

FREMONT, CA (November 30, 2000) - SOYO Inc. today announced a pair of double data rate (DDR) memory motherboards with DDR chipsets, which improve performance in both Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) Socket-A Duron/Thunderbird CPUs or Intel Corp's FC-PGA 370 Pentium III CPUs.

SOYO's new SY-K7ALA-R is designed for AMD's Socket A Duron/Thunderbird CPUs. It features Acer Laboratories Inc.'s (Ali) ALiMAGiK chipset. It can support a 200MHz or 266MHz systems bus and is compatible with faster performance and more economical DDR SDRAM. List price of the SY-K7ALA-R is $129 with discounts to volume buyers.

SOYO's new SY-7ALA-R has been designed for Intel's FC-PGA 370, Pentium III and Celeron II CPUs, and features Ali's Aladdin Pro5 chipset with support for DDR SDRAM and 200/266 systems bus speeds. List price of the SY-7ALA-R is $119 with discounts to volume buyers.

Standard features on both boards include three DDR SDRAM memory sockets. Expansion slots include five 32-bit PCI slots, one AGP 4x/2x/1x-supported slot, a pair of ATA-33/66/100 IDE ports; 2 serial ports, 1 parallel port, Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) port, and IrDA (infra-red). Both boards also feature USB version1.1 with 6 ports, 2 rear and 4 front. - more -

Other advanced features include an optional Sigmatel AC97 CODEC, which provides host-based audio support. SOYO also makes it easy to custom configure either board directly though the BIOS setup page without jumpers with the SOYO AI-BIOS and Combo Set-up feature. Users can select a combination of CPU FSB and PCI bus clock speeds. The CPU core voltage can also be adjusted through the BIOS directly without setting any jumpers.

All motherboards ship with a Symantec CD-ROM bundle that has a retail value of $150. It includes: Symantec Norton AntiVirus; Symantec Norton Ghost disk cloning software, and the Virtual Drive CD-ROM emulation application.

SOYO, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of SOYO Computer, Inc. Founded in 1985, with worldwide headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and branch offices in Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea, SOYO is one of the fastest growing major motherboard manufacturers in the world with 1999 sales of $315 million. The company sells its products through SED International, Tech Data, Fry's Electronics, and a select group of resellers, system integrators, and VARs worldwide. SOYO's U.S. headquarters are at 41484 Christy Street, Fremont, CA 94538. For information, call 510-226-7696 or visit

### SOYO is a registered trademark. Other product names are either trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.

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