Get Athlon™64 value with the SK83G

2004/07/06

The Tech Report, a computer hardware site with “fresh news and reviews with our own brand of clear-headed analysis, healthy perspective and a dash of levity,” has reviewed the XPC SK83G. Designed as an entry-level AMD Athlon 64, the Tech Report was cooed by this little beast’s performance and feature set.

“Attention to detail has always been one of Shuttle’s strengths, and the SK83G is no exception,” praised Tech Report reviewer Geoff Gasior. For example the “cube’s cooling fan is mounted on rubber washers to dampen noisy vibrations, and Shuttle even goes [to] the trouble of sheathing the power supply cable, although it’s only a couple of inches long. These little touches are great
Based on VIA’s KM800(G) + VT8237 chipset, this XPC supports a wicked-fast 1600MT/s system bus and HyperTransport link. With an ATI’s X800 graphics card installed, the user gets a system that will demolish full-size ATX gaming systems and looks a thousand times cooler. Further, integrated Serial ATA with RAID (0,1) provides data performance and integrity while leading edge ICE technology provides optimal envirnomental conditions for to keep your machine operating 24/7.

“As is, the SK83G ... offers compelling performance and features for budget-conscious consumers, businesses, and even gamers and enthusiasts looking to pack an Athlon 64 into a toaster-sized form factor,” surmized Gasior.


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