Shuttle SB51G i845GE SFF Box Review (1)
Shuttle launches SB51G on the same day Intel lifted it's NDA on the Intel 845GE chipset. Shuttle SB51G is a Pentium 4 board based on the new Intel 845GE integrated chipset. It supports the Pentium 4 Socket 478 400/533CPUs. From the looks of the specifications, it looks very similar to the earlier SS51G based on the SIS 651 SS51G we reviewed before. One of the most important difference is that this box will run the future 3G Hyperthreading processors. Some drawbacks is that there is no ATA-133 support.
It allows 2 modules of DDR266/DDR333 memory to be used on the system. From the looks of it, it seems an excellent choice for home office use where you need to have more desk space. It comes standard with Video output, LAN, Firewire ports, 6 channel audio, USB 2.0 ports. It's definitely a highly integrated system which could well be a replacement of your desktop machines. The probably most important feature on board is the USB 2.0 support and an upgraded stylish posh design and with the capability to install an external VGA card. It also features a almost noiseless patented Integrated Cooling Engine (I.C.E.) heat pipe technology which lowers the noise level further.
As with most integrated box, there aren't much overclocking features in the box. The basic features like FSB at 1mhz stepping is available though.
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