In conclusion, I believe the Shuttle AS45GTR definitely cleared up all the criticism about the SiS 648 chipset. As I stated earlier, I was extremely disappointed with the P4S8X and its performance and must admit I blamed most of it on the chipset. But the AS45GTR definitely proved me wrong.
The stability on this motherboard was significantly better then that of the Asus. Running the test rig with this motherboard for about a week definitely assured me that it's 100% stable. And performance-wise, it isn't to shabby either. This motherboard isn't as fast as the Intel chipset we compared it to (i845E), but it still stuck with it and only lost by a few points most of the time. Perhaps we can see a performance boost with an updated BIOS?
The extra features make up a bit for the trailing performance. It comes with all the bells and whistles. Things like DDR 400 support, 6 channels sound, Serial ATA/RAID, IEEE 1394 Firewire support etc. This motherboard has all the features you will need (excluding LAN) and brings it to the table at a decent price. It is retailing at about US$121 on Price Watch; definitely a great price.
Tons of great features
No onboard LAN
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.
- Shuttle AS45GTR - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Shuttle AS45GTR - Page 2 [Chipset Overview/Specifications]
- Shuttle AS45GTR - Page 3 [Packaging]
- Shuttle AS45GTR - Page 4 [Motherboard]
- Shuttle AS45GTR - Page 5 [BIOS]
- Shuttle AS45GTR - Page 6 [Testing]
- Shuttle AS45GTR - Page 7 [Conclusion]
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
- Street Fighter V players upgraded to the Arcade Edition
- Star Wars Battlefront 2 patch 1.1 brings stability all round
- Civilization VI: Rise and Fall new details fully explained
- Dynasty Warriors 9 reveals a massive open world with trailer
- Dragon Ball FighterZ will have another 24 hours of open beta
- Intel Z370 Motherboard Buyer's Guide
- The Coffee Lake Overclocking Guide
- X99-Gaming-5P 6850K 128G Ram - Help Overclock
- Which one is Best laptop in my Budget
- ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac LGA 1150 major problems starting screen flickers > Freezes up win 10
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit
- Colorful Announces iGame GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top
- Gainward Announces its GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series