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Shuttle announces two new barebones
by Slobodan Simic on22 February 2009
Core i7 and Phenom II
Shuttle has announced two new barebones based on Intel's Core i7 and AMD's Phenom II processors. The XPC SX58H7 comes with Intel's Core i7 processor and is based on Intel's X58 chipset with support for up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, while the XPC SN78SH7 features Phenom II processors and is based on Nvidia's Geforce 8200 chipset, also known as the MCP78S.
The XPC SX58H7 can be equipped with either Core i7 920 at 2.66GHz, Core i7 940 at 2.93 or the 965XE, and it comes with integrated Shuttle Cooling Evolution that uses vapor chamber and heatpipe for CPU cooling. The new XPC SX58H7 also comes with two PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots that can take up to two single-slot graphics cards and is equipped with a 500W 80Plus certified PSU. This new Intel Core i7 barebone should be available by the end of Q1 with a suggested retail price of €483 excluding tax.
Second one, the XPC SN78SH7 has a 300W PSU and can be equipped with all AMD socket AM2+ processors including the new Phenom II CPUs thanks to the new BIOS update. The good thing is that Shuttle's FN78S motherboard based on the Nvidia Geforce 8200 chipset even supports 125W 920 and 940 Phenom II CPUs. The rest of the noted specs include two DDR2 memory slots with up to 4GB of memory, one PCI-Express x16 slot for dedicated graphics card, and bunch of other features.
The new XPC SN78SH7 with support for Phenom II CPUs is already available with a suggested price tag of 281 excluding tax. Both systems use the same H7-type aluminum chassis.
You can find the Core i7 XPC SX58H7 here while the Phenom II XPC SN78SH7 can be found here.