Features of the Shuttle AN35-400
Board and Layout
This is the first Shuttle motherboard we have had at the TweakTown labs for quite some time. Their AN35-400 product is amongst the latest motherboards for the AMD Athlon platform to come from the Taiwanese based company. Measuring 305 x 240 mm, Shuttle dresses the board up with a dark blue PCB just as Albatron and Gigabyte do.
Expansion wise, one AGP slot is included for AGP 8x and 4x transfers and five PCI slots come standard. Shuttle left a large gap between PCI slot 1 and the AGP slot to allow for OTES style video cards or the latest in nVidia's FX5900 video cards due to larger coolers making sure no PCI slots are wasted. Good thinking guys!
On the connector side of things, this is where Shuttle has worked their board out to a tee. The IDE, FDD and 20pin ATX power connector are all placed behind the DIMM sockets which eliminates the clutter around the CPU area and allows maximum air flow around and through the case making it the most well thought out motherboards in this roundup, so far.
Chipset and Memory
Shuttle uses the latest revision of the nForce2 SPP north bridge, the SPP 400. This new revision officially supports 400MHz FSB Athlon XP processors along with the normal features that the original SPP introduced. The MCP south bridge is placed onboard to add USB, IDE and AC'97 audio with nVidia networking. Like the Albatron and Soltek motherboards, the DRAM slots for Dual Channel DDR SDRAM operations have been colour coded in blue to indicate the two DIMM slots needed for 128bit operations.
Since the MCP supports the nVidia 10/100 network controller, and to sell a motherboard today you must at least have onboard Ethernet. Shuttle uses the Realtek RTL8100BL PHY connector for the onboard Ethernet LAN connections.
Overclocking - Up with the best
Overclocking features on the AN35-400 are quite in-depth and well rounded. Under the Frequency / Voltage menu you will find all the overclocking options.
FSB adjustments can be set from 100MHz up to 250MHz in 1MHz increments. Dram voltage can be adjusted from 2.5v up to 2.8v in 0.1v increments. AGP voltage can be adjusted from 1.5v up to 1.7v in 0.1v increments.
Within this menu is the adjustment for the memory frequency which can be set to various speeds depending on the FSB due to the asynchronous bus used. AGP and PCI dividers can be locked to their default 33/66MHz respective bus speeds to prevent any data instabilities when overclocking the CPU which will minimize data corruption on the hard disk and various other PCI devices.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 1 [Introduction]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 2 [Specifications - Chaintech and EPoX]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 3 [Specifications - Soltek and Albatron]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 4 [Specifications - Shuttle and ABIT]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 5 [Specifications - ABIT and Gigabyte]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 6 [Features - Chaintech 7NJS Zenith]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 7 [Features - EPoX 8RDA+]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 8 [Features - Soltek 75MRN]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 9 [Features - Albatron KM18G Pro]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 10 [Features - Shuttle AN35-400]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 11 [Features - ABIT NF7-S]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 12 [Features - ABIT NF7-M]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 13 [Features - Gigabyte GA-7NNXP]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 14 [Benchmarks - Test Setup and Sandra 2003 SP1]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 15 [Benchmarks - System and Multimedia Productivity]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 16 [Benchmarks - Synthetic 3D and PC]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 17 [Benchmarks - OpenGL]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 18 [Benchmarks - Direct3D]
- nForce 2 Roundup - Page 19 [Final Thoughts on our Candidates]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Musk shows capabilities of the new self-driving hardware
- Landing on Mars didn't go as planned
- Xiaomi sells a million phones in India in 18 days
- Razer Blade Pro laptop rocks GTX 1080, 4K G-Sync display
- Nintendo Switch may sport dedicated game video recording
- EVGA DG-87 Full-Tower Gaming Chassis Review
- New PC - no display on a screen, 3 beeps
- windows usb install file
- GIGABYTE P55W v6 Gaming Notebook Review
- How do i contact the moderators?
- Razer unveils new Razer Blade Pro gaming notebook
- Nintendo Switch world premiere demonstrates new entertainment experiences from a home gaming system
- PowerColor starts selling the DEVIL Box external graphics solution
- ESL to power PlayStation 4 competitive gaming
- Samsung rolls out industry's first 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package