Thursday, July 19th 2007

Shuttle SG33G5M HTPC Revealed

Shuttle Inc., small form factor (SFF) PC market leader and manufacturer of multi form factor solutions, today introduces a new mini barebone for media centre applications. Built around Intel’s G33 Express chipset, the Shuttle XPC Barebone SG33G5M is loaded with lots of clever features making it ideal for use in living rooms.This Vista-ready SFF PC supports processors of Intel’s Core[TM] 2 Quad, Core[TM] 2 Duo E6000/E4000 series, Pentium Dual-Core E2000 series and Celeron 400 series and can accomodate up to 4GB of DDR2-800 memory in dual-channel mode. Another special feature is its HDMI output supporting the playback of copy protected HD content through HDCP. No more wiring, as picture and sound are sent digitally over only one cable.


The Intel GMA 3100 onboard graphics engine supports high-definition resolutions optimally. Its 3D performance outshines competitive solutions thanks to its DirectX 9 compatibility. Besides the HDMI connector, the included remote control for Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate and the integrated VFD display on the front complete the package. Many features of Windows Vista’s media centre interface can be accessed easily. Information on the playing song, TV programme or DVD is shown on the VFD display and well readable even from a distance.

Setting the right tone: the built-in 7.1 HD audio chip with Dolby Digital Live! and DTS Connect certification puts the viewer at the centre of action of thrilling 3D games or exciting films.

The integrated Gigabit-LAN connector is well-suited for data streaming in the local network or fast downloads from the internet.

The I.C.E. heatpipe cooling system with linear fan control ensures low noise operation while a long life is guaranteed by the main board’s high quality solid capacitors. The power needs of the whole system are taken care of by a reliable 250-Watt SilentX power supply and its ample power reserves.

Technical details:

Shuttle XPC Barebone SG33G5M (D’VO Series)

* Intel G33 Express / ICH9DH chipset
* Supports Intel® Core[TM] 2 Quad, Core[TM] 2 Duo E6000/E4000 series, Pentium Dual-Core E2000 series, Celeron 400 series with socket 775 and FSB 1333
* Max. 4 GB Dual Channel DDR2 800 (OC to 1066 MHz)
* 1x PCI-E X16, 1x PCI
* Gigabit LAN
* 2x Firewire, 6x USB 2.0
* 3x SATA2, 2x eSATA
* 8-channel audio with Dolby® Digital Live! and DTS® Connect
* DX9 ready Intel GMA3100 graphics with HDMI incl. HDCP
* Infrared remote control, VFD display
* 250 Watt SilentX power supply
* 310(L) x 200(W) x 185(H) mm

The Shuttle XPC Barebone SG33G5M will be available shortly.
Shuttle’s recommended retail price is EUR 328 without VATSource: Shuttle
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5 Comments on Shuttle SG33G5M HTPC Revealed

#1
devguy
Yeah right, like a 250W matx power supply is going to power a core 2 quad and 4 GB 1333 DDR2 ram. That is without anything other than onboard video/sound...
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Id actually wager that would be enough. I think roughly 400w is the max most folks need for pcs these days. Id go so far as 620w (Corsairs) for dual ultra or hd2900xtx cards.
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Fleekar
by: devguy
Yeah right, like a 250W matx power supply is going to power a core 2 quad and 4 GB 1333 DDR2 ram. That is without anything other than onboard video/sound...
I think it'd run fine considering I'm using the same psu and it pumps my specs without a hitch. If not theres the 300w upgrade for another 70$ or so
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#4
demonbrawn
But combining Core2Quad, a 2900XT, and 4GB ram? No, more power.
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#5
devguy
Fleekar, I'm not surprised it runs the specs you have decently. However, they are far from the specs I quoted. But if there is such a 300W version, provided it is high quality, it may run a core 2 quad, 2GB 800 DDR2 Ram, and a 7600GT/HD 2600XT no problem.
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