In our first Socket 775 motherboard roundup , we've already had a Shuttle XPC in the test, the model with i915G chipset is getting a big brother on the basis of the Alderwood chipset, the SB95P uses is based on the new G5 chassis, which has recently shuttle, but it has not just because of the i925X chipset some other features. The luxury-XPC, positioned the shuttle, of course, because of the chipset rather in the performance sector, comes with all new high-end features: DDR2, PCI Express and Southbridge features like Matrix RAID and HD audio found in the XPC, Moreover, it has compared to the SB81P also a PCI Express slot in the chassis, so everything is trimmed to modern - and we are excited to see how the little barebones computer beats in our test.
As always, make the XPC optically especially her something, Shuttle is still the undisputed No. 1 in this region and extends its lead even out, because now it also offers fully-equipped XPC with all PC components, we test here the
barebones unit with power supply, CPU cooler, motherboard and case. Included is also plenty of accessories, once again, a USB 2.0 card reader, the shuttle has integrated into the stylish housing design, unlike a motherboard review, we will of course look more closely at the case and the other components in order to assess the overall package.
But first let's look at the typical motherboard features, Shuttle uses the i925X in conjunction with the ICH6R one - thus provides raid, although the space available in the XPC is naturally quite small. Due to the good order in the case but you get up to three hard drives with no problems at, lets you off the optical drive, it can be even four, but then the heat is observed, as four hard drives are cool too heavy in such a small package.
Even at these figures one can see already that the Shuttle XPC trims completely new features, it uses a PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller and provides no more PCI slots, instead, can be installed next to the x16 graphics card has an additional x1 device into the XPC. TV tuner card and sound card with PCI Express interface will be available soon on the market to upgrade the XPS into a multimedia station, if you so wish, a high-quality Realtek ALC880 High Definition audio codec is included as well as a Firewire-400 controller from VIA, USB 2.0 is a matter of course.