Shuttle Barebone SS40G
Su Techreport è stata pubblicata la recensione del computer compatto Shuttle Barebone SS40G, dotato di scheda madre FS40 in formato FlexATX. Elenchiamo le caratteristiche della scheda:
|CPU support||Socket 462 CPU Athlon CPUs; front-side bus 100/133MHz|
|Form factor||Flex ATX|
|Chipset||SiS 740 (SiS 740 North Bridge, SiS 961 South Bridge)|
|Interconnect||SiS MuTIOL (533MB/s)|
|PCI slots||2 32-bit 33MHz|
|Memoria||2 socket 184-pin DIMM fino ad 1GB di memoria PC1600/PC2100 DDR SDRAM|
2 canali ATA/100
PS/2 keyboard, 1 PS/2 mouse,
2 seriali, 4 USB (2 frontali, 2 posteriori), 3 IEEE 1394 (1 frontale, 2 posteriori), 1 RJ45 Ethernet, 1 DB15 VGA out, 1 S-Video out
2 line out/front out (1 frontale, 1 posteriore), 1 line in/rear out, 1 bass/center out, 1 mic in (frontale) x C-Media 8738 audio
|Monitoraggio||Voltaggio, condizione delle ventole, e monitoraggio temperatura|
Sono stati effettuati numerosi ed accurati test, comparando i risultati ottenuti con diversi modelli di schede madri presenti sul mercato. Per via dell'elevato numero di test effettuati, non ci è possibile riportarne solamente alcuni per dare un'idea delle prestazioni effettuate. Pubblichiamo, come già avvenuto in casi simili a questo, le conclusioni, che possono aiutare ad avere un idea generale del sistema:
"The Shuttle cube computers are a great example of making a good thing better. The SV24 was good to begin with, and the SS50 made significant leaps over the SV24. Now, the SS40G has arrived in an even better-looking package, and it's eliminated one of the few complaints about the SS50 (namely the high internal temperatures) to boot.
There are downsides here, of course. For whatever reason, the SS40G has no real overclocking potential at all, which is actually a step backwards from the SS50. And of course, an AGP slot would be a welcome addition. The integrated graphics solution (and its shared memory architecture) didn't slow things down as much as I'd expected it to, but the gaming scores would make this box a difficult proposition for someone who was into 3D games. It's a shame, because I think that with the addition of an AGP slot, this box would take over LAN parties in no time.
Still, it's pretty obvious that overclockers and hardcore gamers aren't really the target market for the SS40G. Rather, this cube, like its predecessors, is for those who care less about world-beating performance and more about a slick-looking box with a small footprint. The geeks out there may scoff at the idea, but pause for a moment and consider this: That description applies to nearly every "non-geek" consumer out there, and probably applies to at least a few geeks as well. That's a huge potential market, and for those people, the SS40G certainly delivers, and with less compromise in performance or expandability than you might expect. "
La recensione completa è a questo indirizzo.