Shuttle continue to expand their SFF lineup with the latest entry being a quad-core SFF workstation dubbed the XPC P2 3700w, gobs of grunt in a tight tidy package ideally suited in a workstation environment with the selection of ATI FireGL and Nvidia Quadro graphics cards.
Shuttle Computer, a leading supplier of small form-factor (SFF) personal computer barebones, on Wednesday unveiled a new system that employs a quad-core processor thus providing performance of four processing engine, something unbelievable just two or three years ago. But Shuttle is not the first with such an SFF workstation project, and market perspectives of the product are unclear.
The Shuttle P2 3700w barebone is based on Intel 975X core-logic sets that supports various dual-core and quad-core Core 2 processors as well as Intel Xeon processors for uniprocessor servers and workstations with two or four cores. Since Shuttle positions the system as an SFF workstation, it offers to install Intel Xeon 3210 processor (2.13GHz), which is currently Intel's most affordable quad-core offering. Still, users seeking higher performance may use Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.40GHz) processor instead, which fits into the same 105W thermal envelope, but generally provides higher performance.