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SOYO Ships SY-P41 Fire DRAGON Pentium 4 Motherboard; Includes Patriotic Color Scheme, and $5 SOYO Donation to Red Cross.

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FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2002

SOYO Computer, Inc. today announced delivery of its stars and stripes-themed SY-P41 Fire DRAGON motherboard for Intel Socket-478 CPUs to its worldwide network of distributors and resellers.

This limited addition motherboard features a red, white and blue color scheme, and a commitment from SOYO to donate $5 of the sale of every motherboard to the American Red Cross 911 Disaster Relief Fund.

SOYO's Fire DRAGON with its fast 400MHz system bus, and i845D chipset, enables Pentium 4 systems to use high-performance DDR SDRAM memory to make PCs more affordable without sacrificing performance.

In addition to DDR memory support, the Fire DRAGON features an IEEE 1394 Firewire port; embedded IDE-RAID chip, which provides RAID Levels 0 (data striping), Level 1 (disk mirroring) or Levels 0+1; embedded CMI 8738 audio chip to provide six channels on board sound,10/100 Ethernet controller manufactured by Intel, and many advanced features for fine-tuning the motherboard.

SOYO also includes its "sigma box" line of peripherals, which occupies a standard 3.5-inch drive bay for easily connecting additional devices to the front of any system.

The box included with the Fire DRAGON motherboard features an IEEE 1394 Firewire port, two extra USB ports, and a Smart Card reader, which makes available the multitude of smart card applications/functions such as data entry from cell phones, secured transaction processing, and secure storage of private information.

Other Fire DRAGON features include an AGP Pro slot; two 184-pin DDR SDRAM 2.5V DIMM sockets to support up to 2GBs of memory, and six 32-bit Bus Mastering PCI slots (V2.2 compliant). The on board Ultra I/O Chip supports two RS-232 serial ports; one parallel printer port; one FDD port, IrDA/FIR ports with optional cable for transceiver, and four USB ports. The Fire DRAGON also features Ultra DMA IDE ports, which support four independent channels to accommodate eight IDE devices, including two for RAID.

SOYO has integrated many enhanced system management capabilities and security features into the motherboard. Users can customize the Fire DRAGON by adjusting the CPU, FSB, core voltage & multiplier directly through the BIOS. Support is also included for on-board hardware monitoring. Among the many hardware monitoring functions are CPU fan speed and temperature monitoring; WOL (Wake On LAN) function to simplify network management; software power-off controls and remote and/or alarm power-on control.

Single board list price of the SY-P41 is $249 (U.S.).

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 a select group of distributors, 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.

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