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Shuttle SN45G XPC - SFF Evolution - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Sandra MAX3

Coming of age in the past 12 months or so is the Small Form Factor evolution. Shuttle were the true innovator of this exciting new small computer market and today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at Shuttle's SN45G XPC which is based on nVidia's nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset. How does it compare to a full-sized desktop system? Read on and find out just how much of a punch this small little thing can pack!

| SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Sep 17, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 1e+%      Manufacturer: Shuttle

Test Systems

 

For this test we used an identically configured Desktop PC system based on the nForce2 Ultra with a 333FSB Barton 2500+ CPU unlocked and clocked back to 2500+ on a 400 MHz FSB. This allowed for the best memory and CPU performance available to us with the hardware available to us.

 

XPC System Setup

 

Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2500+

 

Memory: OCZ 2x 256MB DDR-400 EL (Supplied by OCZ Technology)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB (Supplied by ATI)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 3.6

 

Desktop System Setup

 

Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2500+

 

Motherboard: DFI nForce2 LANPARTY (Supplied by DFI)

 

Memory: OCZ 2x 256MB DDR-400 EL (Supplied by OCZ Technology)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB (Supplied by ATI)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 3.6

 

SiSoft Sandra MAX3

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) MAX3 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

 

Here we see the two systems tie equally on CPU and memory performance.

 

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