Shuttle SN95G5: A64-939 SFF

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March 6, 2005 by Sean Boyd and Mike Chin

Product
Shuttle XPC SN95G5
Manufacturer
Shuttle
Selling Price
~US$300

The XPC SN95G5 is not the first AMD Athlon 64 barebone system from Shuttle, but it is the first one to use a Socket 939 motherboard. This is of particular interest to the SPCR community because of the high performance and low power consumption 90nm Winchester core AMD Athlon 64 processors available in the 939 socket. By combining top-of-the-line processor support with the well developed nVIDIA nForce 3 Ultra chipset, Shuttle has made it possible to build a truly high-end Small Form Factor PC. It is very small and looks really good.


Simple, sleek, and small; marginally bigger than their Zen model.


The obligatory full-color packaging with a carry handle.

Accessories include all the instructions, cords, manuals, and software you need to be up-and-running quickly.


Manuals, cables, CDs and knick-knacks galore.

SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES

Shuttle's overview of the SN95G5's specifications.

Model
SN95G5
Comment
Size WxDxH (mm)
310(W) x 200(D) x 185(H)
3.6kg = 7.92lbs
Overall size at 11.5 liters is only slightly larger than the miniscule 9 liter Shuttle Zen.
Chipset
AMD Athlon 64 / nVIDIA nForce 3 Ultra
Memory
Type
2x Dual Channel DDR
2GB Max
DDR
333/400
CPU
Type
Socket 939
Hyper Transport Technology
1GHz (2000MT/s)
VGA
8X AGP Slot
No Integrated Graphics
S.Video
None
PCI slot
x 1
PCI Express x16
None
Sound
CHIP
AC97 5.1
Integrated
LAN
SPEED
10/100/1000
Gigabit LAN
ATA Connector
2 x ATA133
SATA Connector
2 x SATA
USB 2.0
2(Rear) / 2(Front) / 4(Internal)
IEEE1394
1(Rear) / 1(Front) (6/4pins)
Front panel has mini-IEEE1394 port
Drive bays
5.25"
1
3.5"
1
HDD
1
Power Supply
240W
claiming 32dB @ 50cm

One departure from most of the previous Shuttles is the absence of onboard video. It is simply not available as part of the nVIDIA nForce 3 Ultra chipset. Anyone who wants to build a high-performance system will not settle for integrated-quality video anyway. On the plus side, this system's 240W supply will be able to power a top-of-the-line AGP video card.



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