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