Motherboard: Soyo P4I875P Dragon 2 v1 Review :: Introduction

04-27-2004 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

The i875 chipset is at its life's end and Intel has big plans in store for us as far as their P4 platform is concerned. This may be the last i875 board to hit the market this year as most companies have their sights set on the Grantsdale and Alderwood chipsets coming out in a few short months. This being the case, the top tier manufacturers have stopped research and development of new i875 boards.

Motherboard: Soyo P4I875P Dragon 2 v1 Review

SOYO has been around in Asia since the beginning of 1985 and was actually one of the first companies whose products I saw being integrated into mom and pop stores systems in the late 80's due to their price and reliability. Basically known as a mid end and price efficient product manufacturer, they have never quite made the A grade of the enthusiast list of boards. This has never stopped them though from continuing their efforts to provide products that are stable, efficient and fairly easy to acquire through the retail channel.

Many an OEM company has integrated SOYO motherboards into their system builds and this has helped the company stay afloat in the American market. The average user may not be familiar with the SOYO name, but for those of us who have been hacking away at this trade they are well known. Let's dig in a bit here and see what this new board has to offer and why it could be a possible product to consider for your needs. SOYO themselves admit this board is a bit late to market, but better late than never seems to be the attitude concerning this board's release.

Motherboard: Soyo P4I875P Dragon 2 v1 Review