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Shuttle announces new AM2+ XPC
Based on Nvidia 8200 chipset
Shuttle has announced a new addition to its series of XPC Barebones, the SN78SH7. The new XPC is based on Nvidia's Geforce 8200 chipset with support for AMD's AM2+ processors, which means that it can happily be paired up with AMD's Phenom processors.
Other specs include high quality 8-channel sound with DTS connect and Dolby Digital Live! certification, optical S/PDIF out, dual e-SATA, four USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and a single FireWire port around the back. We'd also expect a couple of front-mounted USB 2.0 ports and a second FireWire port behind the flap, but it wasn't detailed in the press release.
The Nvidia Geforce 8200 chipset comes with support for DirectX 10 and brings a D-Sub and an HDCP compliant HDMI 1.3 connector with it. This chipset also features a PCI Express 2.0 slot which can be used for adding a discrete graphics card. The new barebone comes packed with a high efficiency 300W, 80 PLUS certified power supply. It also has automatic fan speed control for the maintenance-free heat pipe cooling system.
The new XPC SN78SH7 should be available at press time with a suggested retail price of €284 excluding VAT.