Review of Slot 1 Motherboards with Intel 440BX Chipset - Spring 1998

Soyo SY-6BA

Soyo's 6BA motherboard is another example for stability, reliabilty and flexibility. The board is equipped with all the important features, although lacking a few 'Wake UP' ones, but coming with the hardware monitor, which is important to quite a few people nowadays. It also has four instead of the common three DIMM sockets.

The stability with the three SDRAMs I tested was excellent up to 112 MHz and the compatibilty test also showed that Soyo as one of the largest motherboard manufacturers can afford a BIOS team that gets the job done right.

Performance was average, which I consider as a minor problem. All in all the 6BA fully deserves making it on the recommendations list.