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Introduction and Specifications

The Pentium M is now heading into the SFF market with this AOpen unit that offers performance, low noise and low heat in a nice looking little package.

Shuttle XPC ST20G5 XPRESS 200 SFF

Subject: Systems | April 12, 2005 - 10:12 AM |
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Tech Report has written up a review of the Shuttle XPC system based around the ATI Xpress 200 chipset for the AMD platform. 

Unfortunately, the box isn't perfect. The ST20G5's USB and Gigabit Ethernet performance are disappointing, and our sample's VGA signal quality had some issues above 1024x768 at 75Hz. The BIOS also needs a little work, most notably support for higher HT link speeds and 0.5x CPU multipliers for overclocking.

Shuttle SN25P nForce4 SFF Reviewed

Subject: Systems | April 7, 2005 - 06:43 PM |
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Another review has surfaced of the nForce4 powered Shuttle small form factor box, the SN25P.  Below is a list of some of the things they liked about it:


  • TeraCube - easy to install over 1 TB of storage in a SFF system

  • NF4 chipset brings top notch performance

  • Looks great!

  • Smart fans are really smart

  • Excellent fit and finish

  • Integrated 8-in-1 memory card reader

  • Wonderful audio controller

  • Seamless installation, perfect fit & finish i

Source: hardCOREware

Shuttle Brings NF4 To SFF

Subject: Systems | March 22, 2005 - 12:02 AM |
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Bringing the nForce4 chipset to the SFF market isn't a small feat, but Shuttle has managed just that with the new SN25P model of their XPC line. 

I have to admit that I've become very fond of the SN25P after playing around with it for couple weeks. It really is an amazing little system packed full of features you would never expect, not to mention far more stable than older versions of the XPC. It appears that Shuttle has finally overcome the heat issues that have plagued SFF systems.

Source: Club OC

PCP Hardware Leaderboard Update

Subject: Systems | March 18, 2005 - 08:39 PM |
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I just wanted to drop a note to everyone that I have updated the Hardware Leaderboard again to reflect some changes in the PC market.  Enjoy!

There is a big change in the PC Perspective Hardware Leaderboard: in this edition, all three systems are using PCI Express motherboard and graphics cards.  I have finally seen prices drop on the new platforms to a level where I feel they are ready for entry into every segment of the DIY market.

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (a users experience)

Subject: Systems | February 27, 2005 - 09:49 PM |
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A couple of our MSI users have just recently put together new systems based on MSI's new K8N Neo4 Platinum motherboard. They decided to do some benchmarks and tests to put together an article to compare their respective systems and to give users an idea of what to expect from some of the newest PC technology available. The article can be found in our MSI forums sticky section.

New Shuttle nForce4 SFF

Subject: Systems | February 22, 2005 - 06:49 PM |
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Shuttle has just released their new SN25P based on the nForce4 chipset. For such a small system, this new rig packs an impressive punch. Don't take my word for it, as there are reviews at both SFF Tech as well as at Tech-Report.

Source: General

AMD Donates AMD Athlon(TM) 64 Processor-Powered Computers To Carnegie Mellon University

Subject: Systems | January 27, 2005 - 10:51 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 24, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the company has donated AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based high-end computer systems to a senior capstone design lab in Carnegie Mellon University's Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. AMD donated the systems as part of their University Campus Team, an ongoing program to forge strong relationships and technical partnerships with select U.S. universities.

Source: AMD

Alienware Releases SFF Machine

Subject: Systems | November 15, 2004 - 04:05 PM |
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Wow, even Alienware is getting into the SFF biz now!  These are starting pretty cheap, but you can deck them out with a lot of upgrades like the Intel 560 processors and even Radone X800XT's or GeForce 6800 GTs!  Head on over to read about the technology behind it or you can just start configuring your own!

AMD Expands Partner Roster For Validated Server Program

Subject: Systems | October 23, 2004 - 05:08 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- October 21, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today welcomed Sanmina-SCI (Nasdaq NM: SANM) as a new partner in AMD's Validated Server Program (VSP). Launched in June 2003, AMD's VSP connects system builders with VSP partners to obtain validated, stable and reliable solutions built on AMD Opteron™ processor-based server platforms from enterprise-class servers to systems optimized for the value segment.

Source: AMD