Soyo P4I875P DRAGON 2 Platinum Edition

..:: Introduction ::..

When a motherboard enthusiast hears a name like Soyo, the first thing that will pop into their mind will most likely be the “DRAGON” terminology and what it represents in a motherboard. Soyo’s DRAGON line has been around for a good amount of time now, and has grown on many users, especially their "Platinum" line of motherboards sporting a unique silver PCB, along with many other unique features. With the release of Intel’s i875P chipset, Soyo has stepped up to the plate and come up with their new DRAGON 2 line. We’ve seen the performance and other aspects of both the Intel D875PBZ and Gigabyte GA-8KNXP, now let’s see how the latest addition to the DRAGON line can do.

..:: Soyo P4I875P DRAGON 2 "Platinum Edition" Specifications ::..

Processor

  • Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium® 4 with HT Technology

Chipset

  • Northbridge - Intel® 82875P MCH
  • Southbridge - Intel® 82801ER ICH5
  • Intel® 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Silicon Image Sil3112A chip
  • HighPoint HPT372 Controller Chip
  • VIA VT6306 IEEE1394 Chip
  • CMedia PCI Hardware Audio
  • Super I/O: ITE I/O IT8712F chip
  • 2MB Flash ROM

Memory

  • Type: Cual Channel DDR 400/333 ( PC3200/2700) ECC Support
  • 4x DIMM
  • Max Capacity: Up to 4GB

Internal I/O Connector

  • 1 x FDD
  • 4 x Serial ATA
  • 2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE
  • 2 x IEEE 1394
  • 2 x UDMA ATA 100/66 Bus Master IDE
  • 2 x USB 2.0 (4 ports by cable with rear USB bracket)
  • S/P DIF input/output (with rear bracket)
  • 3 x cooling fan pin headers

Expansion Slots

  • 1 x AGP 8x/4x AGP 2.0 Compliant
  • 5 x PCI (PCI 2.3 Compliant)

Rear Panel

  • PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Connector
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x COM ports
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • Audio (1 x Line-in / 1 x Line-out / 1 x Mic) Connector