Page 17: Soyo
They are a medium sized company, nothing really outstanding about them. They just make boards and a living it seems. Not innovative, but just solid and reliable.
Soyo often performs decently, but not always on top. Their boards are often hit and miss, where they either stick to the reference design, or go all out and give you a great board.
Soyo boards are always average or above average for stability. They either follow the reference design (which usually aren't geared for high performance), or their own designs are quite good. They are not one of the best, but more than good enough for most.
Again, Soyo boards really depend on the model. If they follow the reference design you'll get worse then normal overclocking, but their good boards tend to overclock as well as some of the better manufacturers around. They are not a leader in the field.
Soyo tends to integrate a lot of components on some models, and leave others completely bare. Their prices are on par, or slightly then premium brands for their higher quality boards, but tend to be higher for their bare boards.
As already said, you either get everything or nothing. Their feature rich boards have RAID, sound, NIC, and everything you want. They are very nice, but other boards just come with something like AC97 sound.
Soyo has made good boards for a while. They do have a few RMAs, but nothing too bad. Boards don't seem to go dead all of a sudden, other than that, there really isn't any trouble with them.
Their webpage is made up well, with drivers and bios files. However, their e-mail support is poor, and they recommend that you phone if you want a response. While some people like to phone, most of us don't have the time to wait for it.
Products worth mentioning
The SY-K7VDRAGON Plus was just one of those boards that has everything in it, there are a number of boards they have like this, but to me, its not too special.
Overall Rating: 5.8/10 As already mentioned, some Soyo boards are great, and some a duds. They either do a half assed job or a great one... Something I couldn't recommend without research.
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