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AMD Endorses SOYO SY-K7VTA-Pro For Socket A CPUs
Date: Wednesday March 28, 2001
Category: Motherboards
Manufacturer Link: Soyo Discus -- BBS
Only one of two boards for VIA KT133A Chipset Recommended by AMD

FREMONT, CA (March 28, 2001) - SOYO, Inc. today announced that its new SY-K7VTA-PRO motherboard for AMD Athlon microprocessors has earned a spot on AMD's list of "recommended" motherboards, and is one of only two motherboards tested by AMD labs for compatibility and performance with VIA's KT133A chipset.

SOYO's SY-K7VTA-PRO pushes the microprocessor and chipset envelope to a new level with its integration of the VIA KT133A chipset, 266MHz system interface, support for AMD's 1GHz and above Socket A CPUs, and use of standard SDRAM. SOYO has also developed several system management and protection features to make the SY-K7VTA-PRO one of the most innovative, scalable and affordable motherboards in its class, according Ming Chok SOYO Vice President of Engineering.

Due to the complexity of advanced CPU performance on a motherboard, AMD selects the most popular new motherboards to evaluate using an internally developed suite of BIOS, electrical, and software benchmark tests, according to Chok. Endusers have assurance that any motherboard placed by AMD on its "Athlon Processor Recommended Motherboards" list has been tested to ensure compliance with motherboard design guidelines for the Athlon processor. AMD Athlon processors should be used only with recommended motherboard, according to AMD

The SY-K7VTA-PRO comes in an ATX form factor, and supports all Socket-A based AMD CPU's to 1GHz and above with 266 MHz FSB. The board includes five 32-bit busmastering PCI slots, one 16-bit ISA slot and one AGP slot with 4X graphics support. The board uses standard SDRAM DIMM sockets with support to 1.5GBs of RAM. The SY-K7VTA-PRO is list priced at $150 for single boards. Volume discounts are available.

The advanced power management and system management features of the SY-7VTA-PRO makes it a perfect motherboard for digital content creation, 3-D graphics processing, commercial 3-D modeling, CAD/workstation, image compression, speech recognition, and a variety of mainstream applications.

New SOYO technical innovations include "Voice Doctor," which monitors the system's hardware configuration during the boot-up process to make sure the CPU, memory, VGA, hard disk drives, floppy drives, and keyboard are all working normally. If a problem is detected, users will hear a speaking voice, warning them of the malfunction.

SOYO's Fan Off Control (FOC) feature provides total protection for the CPU. SOYO departed from the passive security systems found on most motherboards, which only alert users of problems after they happen. The SOYO-designed FOC automatically powers off the system should the CPU fan malfunction. The motherboard detects the status of the CPU fan and protects the CPU by automatically disconnecting the power supply.

SOYO makes it easy to custom configure the SY-K7VTA-PRO directly though the BIOS setup page without jumpers. Users can select a combination of 16 sets of CPU FSB and PCI bus clock speeds. The CPU core voltage can also be adjusted through the BIOS directly without setting any jumpers. SOYO's SOFSET technology provides users with a range from 1.5v ~ 1.85v in the BIOS setup page for adjustments.

SOYO also includes a Symantec software bundle, which includes Norton Anti-Virus, Ghost and Virtual Drive

ABOUT SOYO Computer, Inc.

SOYO Computer, Inc was founded in 1985, with worldwide headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and branch offices in Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea. The company sells its products through Tech Data 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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