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Soyo SY-6VBA 133 review

SystemLogic heeft een review gepost van de Soyo SY-6VBA moederbord met VIA Apollo Pro 133 chipset. In totaal kent dit bordje 29 busspeeds en AGP dividers lager dan 2/3 wat hem erg geschikt maakt voor overclocking.

Well, the board is not a Camino killer but it certainly pulls one over most BX boards. The 133 MHz FSB, ATA/66, and 1.5 GB DRAM support add up to a motherboard with lots of expansion possibilities. If you don't want to go the Intel route or even the RAMbus route, this board can suite most of your needs. Again, I haven't noticed any difference in terms of degraded performances due to the lower memory bandwidth.

The cheap price and nice features put this motherboard high on my "best bang for your buck" list. With some of the new i820 boards costing upwards of $100, and RAMbus also being expensive, this motherboard is a good choice for the price conscious consumer, especially now that it's the holiday season, many will be upgrading their PCs to Coppermines and such. Even with the lower price, you still get about the same performance.

The small gripes I have about the board can pretty much be overlooked. They aren't that big of a deal, but with the better boards coming out constantly, the lack of some features will make this product obsolete soon. The other features make up for some of the short comings but not entirely.

So, what's the bottom line? For those who are afraid of VIA chipsets, there is nothing to fear. Real world performance is about the same, and at a cheaper price. Nice features and a low price make for a nice over-all product. That's why I give this board a 8.5/10.

Door Nieuwsposter

17-12-1999 • 19:17

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Bron: SystemLogic

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