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In comparison with Foxconn 865PE7AF-8EKS based on Intel 865PE, which is also designed for Socket 775 processors, the Shuttle barebone under review is a worthy representative of its chipset. Just a year ago it used to be the performance leader (and it's not far behind the leaders even now).
The archiving performance depends heavily on memory latency – the i875P with PAT looks excellent here against a "regular" i865PE, outscoring its competitor by up to 10%.
However, not all applications are so sensitive to memory system performance – MPEG4 encoding is an example of tasks, which mostly depend on CPU clock and architecture.
Shuttle FB77 does not manage to break away from its competitor even in the lowest game modes, so both tested systems look identical in terms of gaming. But the key point here is the lack of slow downs in the Shuttle barebone, because these two systems are not direct competitors anyway. SB77G5 has no integrated video, so the suitability of its integrated video for games is out of the question.
Shuttle XPC SB77G5 is put into a new good (in our opinion) PC case, it retains the quality of barebones from this company and is intended for processors, which can provide the top performance level. The price of the kit is traditionally high, but thousands of buyers all over the world have chosen Shuttle minicomputers and hardly regret their choice. The model we've reviewed today is no less worthy of your money. SB77G5 is notable for its excellent efficiency of the cooling system, which provides the record low noise level at moderate temperature conditions for this nice and fast barebone.
In conclusion we'll publish a short list of the most typical pros and cons of the barebone under review.
This model on the official site of the manufacturer.
Sergei Pikalov (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
February 28, 2005