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Shuttle XS35GTA V3 1.5L Barebone tested

by on21 August 2012


Specification and features

As noted earlier, Shuttle decided to go for a quite strange combination that features Intel’s dual-core D2700 Atom CPU paired up with AMD’s Radeon HD 7410M graphics, something that we have not seen before.

The XS35GTA V3 is based, of course, on the Intel NM10 Express chipset that unfortunately has no support for USB 3.0, something that most AMD Brazos based HTPCs have. In case you missed it, the Intel Atom D2700, codename Cedar View, is a 32nm dual-core CPU working at 2.13GHz and features 1MB of L2 cache. It features Intel Hyper-Threading, Intel EM64T and VT-X Virtualization technologies and has MMX, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 and Execute Disable Bit instructions as well as integrated North Bridge with memory controller and graphics.

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The Intel Atom D2700 has a single-channel memory controller that supports up to 4GB of DDR3-800/1066 memory. The main drawback of the D2700 is actually its integrated graphics core, dubbed HD Graphics 3600, that is actually a PowerVR SGX545 GPU. Unfortunately, it has no support for DirectX 11 and has a bunch of other problems that Shuttle evaded by simply disabling it and including the Radeon HD 7410M GPU.

The AMD Radeon HD 7410M GPU, codename Seymour-LP, on the other hand is quite an impressive piece of 40nm silicon with a total of 160 stream processors, 480MHz GPU clock and 512MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory clocked at 800MHz. It supports DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0 and OpenGL 4.1, has AMD’s Unified Video Decoder (UVD 3), has support for full HD decode, Blu-ray playback, has integrated HD audio controller for 7.1 surround sound via HDMI and supports up to two simultaneous displays via digital HDMI 1.4a and analog D-Sub.

Unfortunately, the latest GPU-Z is unable to correctly read the specs of the Radeon HD 7410M GPU but AIDA 64 does it quite well so we managed to confirm the specs that were already listed in Shuttle’s specification list.

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The Radeon HD 7410M, when compared to the GPU in the E-450/E-350 APU actually has 80 stream processors more, but works at a slightly lower GPU clock (480MHz vs. 500-600MHz on the Radeon HD 6320 in the E-450 APU) so it should end up to be faster than the GPU found in those quite popular APUs, and of course, the D2700 is certainly faster than any of those APUs so these two sound like a match made in heaven.

You can check out the rest of the specs in Shuttle’s official specification list below.


Fanless and silent
Passive cooling, no fan noise at all
Perfect to be used in noise-sensitive environments
Fanless, dust-free and thus virtually maintenance-free
Low power consumption
Power consumption: ca. 19W (idle mode) and ca. 27W (full load)
Dimensions without Stand: 25.2 x 16.2 x 3.85 cm (DxHxW) = 1.57 L
Weight: 2.1 kg net, 2.8 kg gross
Hole for the Kensington Lock at the back panel
Optional accessory: 75mm and 100mm VESA mounting kit (PV01)
Operation System
This system comes without operating system.
It is compatible with Windows 7 (32 oder 64 bit)
Intel Dual Core Atom processor D2700 (Codename: Cedarview)
Intel Hyper-Threading technology: 2-threads per core
32 nm manufacturing process, Micro-FCBGA11 package
Intel 64 architecture, Core clock: 2.13 GHz
L2 Cache: 1024kB , TDP: max. 10W
Supports SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, Execute Disable Bit
Integrated North Bridge with controller for memory and graphics
Passive cooling without fan
Passive, completely fanless cooling through convective heat transfer
Warning: Please make sure the system is always placed
upright using either its stand or the optional VESA mount.
Ventilation holes must not be blocked to ensure sufficient cooling.
Intel® NM10 Express Chipset (south bridge)
Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
Code name: Tiger Point
AMI BIOS in a 8Mbit Flash ROM supports PnP, ACPI 2.0
Supports external USB flash memory card boot up
Supports Power fail resume / AC power on state / always on / always off
Supports Wake-on-LAN (WOL) from S3, S3, S5 ACPI states
Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
2x SO-DIMM slots with 204 pins
Supports two modules DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500)
DDR3-1333 is supported at DDR3-1066 clock rate
Supported maximum capacity: 4 GB
Optical drive (optional)
Support an optical DVD or Blu-ray slim-line drive
Serial ATA interface, 12.7mm height, Slimline SATA connector
Hard disk drive/SSD
Supports one Serial ATA hard disk (5400 / 7200 rpm)
or one SATA SSD drive in 6.35cm/2.5" format
The SATA 2.0 interface supports up to 300MB/s data transfer speed
Supports a drive with 9.5mm height (12.5mm is not supported)
Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
Discrete ATI Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 7410M graphics processor (Codename "Seymore-LP")
Dedicated 3D graphics card
VRAM: 512MB DDR3, 800MHz, 64 bit (no shared memory)
160 Stream Processing Units, 40nm technology
Supports DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0, OpenGL 4.1
Unified Video Decoder (UVD 3) dedicated video playback accelerator
Supports full HD decode (1080i/p)
Support for up to 2 simultaneous displays:
1) Digital HDMI™ 1.4a, max. resolution: 1920x1200
2) Analog D-Sub VGA, max. resolution: 2048x1536
Supports Extended Desktop Mode and Clone Mode
Supports Blu-ray play back in combination with an optional slim-line
Blu-ray drive and appropriate software
Integrated HD audio controller for 7.1 Surround Sound via HDMI.
Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats.
Integrated Audio
IDT92HD81 Audio Codec with Azalia support
Two analog audio connectors (3.5mm):
1) Line out (head phone)
2) microphone input
Supports digital 7.1 HD audio via the HDMI port.
Card Reader
Integrated card reader supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory flash cards
Wired Network
RJ45 connector supports Gigabit LAN at 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec.
Network controller JMC 251
Supports Wake-on-LAN (WOL) from S3, S3, S5 ACPI states
Wireless Network (WLAN)
Supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n, max. 150Mbps up-/downstream
Security: WPA/WPA2(-PSK), WEP 64/128bit, IEEE 802.11x/i
Half size Mini-PCIe-Card
HDMI v1.3 digital video and audio output
D-Sub/ VGA analog video ( 15 pin)
5x USB 2.0 (1x front, 4x rear)
Gigabit network (LAN, RJ45)
Audio Line-out (head phone)
Microphone input
DC input for the external power adapter
LEDs and Buttons
Power button
Power LED (white)
Hard disk LED (blue)
Power supply
External 40W AC/DC power adapter (fanless), 19V / 2.1A
AC Input: 100~240V AC, 50~60Hz
Automatic voltage adjust
Dimensions: 89.5 x 37 x 26.5 mm (LWH)
DC Connector: 5.5/2.5mm (outer/inner diameter)
Optional Accessories
- VESA mount made of metal (PV01)
- Adapter for second 2.5" drive instead of optical drive (PHD2)
24/7 nonstop operation
This device is approved for 24/7 permanent operation.
- Free circulation of air amongst the PC must be guaranteed.
- Ventilation holes must be clear.
- If a hard disk is installed, this must also be approved for permanent
operation by its manufacturer (max. one hard disk)
Environmental Spec
Operating temperature range: 0~35°C
Relative humidity range: 10~90% (non-condensing)
Certification and Compliance
Safety: CB, BSMI, ETL
Other compliances: RoHS, Eup Lot6
This device is classed as a technical information
equipment (ITE) in class B and is intended for use in
living room and office. The CE-mark approves the
conformity by the EU-guidelines:
- EMV-guideline 89/336/EWG electromagnetic tolerance
- LVD-guideline 73/23/EWG use of electric devices
within certain voltage-limits

Last modified on 21 August 2012
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