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Shuttle Zen ST62K XPC - Touching on new ground - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra

Shuttle launched their new line of "Zen" XPC small form factor cases a little while ago and we got the chance to check out their Zen ST62K XPC just recently. It features a new design with some interesting changes inside such as an external power supply unit which help reduces the size and weight. Are these features alone enough to make it a viable option? Read on and find out our thoughts.

| SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Jul 6, 2004 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8%Manufacturer: Shuttle

Desktop Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz "C"

 

Motherboard(s): ASUS P4P800 (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Video card(s): GeCube Radeon 9200 SE (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)

 

Memory: 2 X 512MB Kingmax PC4000 (Supplied by Kingmax)

 

Hard Disk(s): Seagate PATA 7,200 RPM

 

Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers Used: ATI Catalyst 3.7

 

Shuttle Zen XPC Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz "C"

 

Video card(s): Onboard ATI 9100IGP

 

Memory: 2 X 512MB Kingmax PC4000 (Supplied by Kingmax)

 

Hard Disk(s): Seagate PATA 7,200 RPM

 

Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers Used: ATI Catalyst 3.7

 

Since this XPC is mainly aimed for such tasks as word processing, internet usage and other basic tasks, we will not be placing much emphasis on the gaming ability of the Zen. This said we have included a benchmark of 3DMark 2001 at 640 X 480 and also Unreal Tournament 2003 at 640 X 480 for comparison sakes.

 

We have used our normal array of system benchmarks which include SiSoft Sandra and PC Mark 2002.

 

SiSoft Sandra MAX3

 

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

 

 

 

As you can see, the memory controllers on the ATI chipset isn't quite as good as the one found on the Asus motherboard which is utilizing the Intel 865 (Springdale) chipset. This was expected as we have looked at the performance of both the chipsets in the past.

 

 

Here we see that the Zen unit is a little bit quicker in processor power when compared to the Asus motherboard.

 

 

 

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