Shuttle XPC ST61G4: Tiny Computer with Big Integrated Videoby Wesley Fink on January 23, 2004 12:23 PM EST
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Shuttle XPC ST61G4: FT61 Motherboard
(ATI RS300 North Bridge
ATI IXP150 South Bridge)
|Bus Speeds||100-233, 0-15 scale for Overclock|
|AGP/PCI Speeds||Disabled, Fixed at 66|
|Core Voltages Supported||Auto, 0.825V-1.5875V|
|AGP Voltages Supported||Auto, 1.60V, 1.65V, 1.70V|
|DRAM Voltages Supported||Auto, 2.6V, 2.7V, 2.8V|
|Memory Slots||2 x 184-pin Dual-Channel DDR DIMM Slots|
|Expansion Slots||1 AGP 8X Slot
1 PCI Slot
|Onboard Graphics||ATI 9100IGP|
|Onboard RAID||Silicon Image 3512 (SATA RAID 0, 1)|
|Onboard USB 2.0/IEEE-1394||Six USB 2.0 supported through IXP150
Two VIA VT6307 1394a FireWire ports
|Onboard LAN||Broadcom 4401 10/100|
|Onboard Audio||Realtek ALC650 5.1 Digital Audio
With SPDIF Optical IN/OUT
|Onboard Serial ATA||Sil3512 with 2 SATA connectors|
Recent Shuttle SFF designs have made excellent use of the small real estate in the SFF chassis, and the ST61 motherboard continues that tradition. In general, layout is excellent and connectors are easy to reach. It is worth mentioning that Shuttle is now pre-wiring all the SFF cabling - including the hard drive connectors. This adds to the convenience for the SFF builder or end-user.
ATI's block diagram of the 9100IGP provides details of which features are actually implemented in the chipset. Shuttle has included additional chips for the missing features like SATA and IEEE 1394.
The small motherboard size, like other SFF, limits memory to 2 DIMMs, but the 2 DIMMs are dual-channel to compete with Intel's 865G chipset. Memory is limited to a maximum of 2GB, but that should be enough for most uses for this small system.