by Anton Shilov
02/18/2009 | 12:13 PM
Shuttle, the best known maker of PC barebones for channel market, has unveiled its new barebone system that is designed to work with Intel Core i7 central processing units (CPUs). Shuttle’s SX58H7 system is the world’s smallest personal computer powered by Intel Core i7 chips and probably is also the highest-performing SFF machine on the globe.
“Applications from the professional sector and even brand-new games do not present any problem at all for the XPC Barebone SX58H7,” said said Tom Seiffert, head of marketing and PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH.
Shuttle XPC SX58H7 barebone is based on Intel X58 core-logic set and supports various microprocessors in LGA1366 form-factor, including Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition, the highest-performance chip in Intel’s family. The system features two PCI Express x16 slots for single-slot graphics cards, four 240-pin slots for DDR3 memory modules, three Serial ATA-300 ports, one Parallel ATA ports, 7.1-channel audio, Gigabit Ethernet controller, wireless LAN controller and so on.
The most powerful Shuttle XPC barebone comes in 32.5 x 20.8 x 19 cm (LWH) case and with 500W power supply unit. In order to cool-down high-performance microprocessor and other components of the system, Shuttle installed a proprietary vapor-chamber cooling system.
“The vapor-chamber technology used for the first time in the new I.C.Evo-Heatpipe increases the effectiveness of the cooling system while reducing noise development at the same time,” said Mr. Seiffert.
The Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58H7 will be available in the end of Q1/2009. Shuttle's recommended retail price is €483 (excluding value added tax), which is approximately $606.3, not the maximum possible price for an Intel X58-based platform, computer case, CPU cooling system and 500W power supply unit.