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Shuttle SB65G2 XPC with ClearView cover - The Little guy packing a Big punch - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra

Put together one of Shuttle's latest XPC small form factor computers and a tuned Intel Springdale chipset and you have some serious performance from a little guy packing a big punch!

| SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Nov 2, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9%      Manufacturer: Shuttle

Desktop Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz "C"


Motherboard ABIT IC7 MAX3 (Supplied by Altech Computers)


Video card(s): PowerColor Radeon 9800 Pro (Supplied by Altech Computers)


Memory: 2 X 256MB Geil PC3500 (Supplied by Geil)


Hard Disk(s): Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM Serial ATA (Supplied by Altech Computers)


XPC Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz C


Video card(s): Gigabyte Radeon 9800 Pro (Supplied by Synnex Australia)


Memory: 2 X 256MB Geil PC3500 (Supplied by Geil)


Hard Disk(s): Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM Serial ATA (Supplied by Altech Computers)


Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1


Drivers Used: Catalyst 3.5


Software Used: SiSoft Sandra MAX 3, 3D Mark 03, 3D Mark 01, Comanche 4, Unreal Tournament 2003, Quake 3, PC Mark 2002 and Jedi Knight 2


As usual, we included a host of benchmarks that not only test the theoretical maximum of a product but also what it is capable of when it comes to real world gaming.


When it came to testing video, we choose two resolutions - first 640 X 480 which helps test the motherboard, chipset, processor and memory. While this is all good and well no one with this product will be gaming at this resolution in this day and age, so for that reason we also include 1280 X 1024 to give people a better idea of real world performance.


- SiSoft Sandra Max 3


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


- Buffered



As you would have expected, the memory bandwidth is lower due to the lack of PAT, minus this we still see a very healthy score.


- Un Buffered



Again the lack of PAT brings the score down but its nothing to worry about as it still scores very high.




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