Soyo with P4X400 Dragon Ultra series
As one of the few mainboard manufacturers, Soyo has now announced that it will bring a P4X400 Dragon Ultra series onto the market, which will be based on the P4X400 chipset from VIA. In addition to support for DDR400, it also brings AGP8x, USB2.0, ATA133, 10/100 Ethernet and 533MHz FSB support.
The onboard 6-channel CMI8783 audio chip should ensure good sound. A S/PDIF module is included with the Dragon series as standard. In addition, Soyos 'Sigma Box' is included, which takes up a 3.5 or 5.25 'drive bay, but has four USB2.0 ports and two diagnostic LEDs on the front of the case. Norton AntiVirus 2002, Norton Ghost , Adobe Active Share and Acrobat Reader, Vcom AutoSave, WinDVD, eWalla Text and Voice Messaging Software, and Imagemore Photographic Collection are bundled in. In America, the P4X400 Dragon Ultra will retail at $ 155 . Soyo is almost the only well-known manufacturer that relies on VIA's P4X400, although VIA is still in a dispute with Intel over the licensing of the Pentium4 BUS technologies. This is also the reason why most other manufacturers are relying on Pentium4- Do without mainboards with VIA chipsets. How VIAs chipsets would be accepted by the end customers, if they were to be found in the offer of all manufacturers, would be in view of the togetherness propagated again and again But certainly interesting since VIA and AMD.