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