Shuttle have announced a new barebones mini-PC, the SA76G2, designed for AMD socket AM3 processors and capable of taking up to 8GB of DDR2 RAM. The 30 x 20 18.5 cm enclosure is backward compatible with AM2 and AM2+, and comes complete with ATI Radeon 3000 onboard graphics.
That graphics chipset is capable of driving two separate displays, and a PCI Express 2.0 slot can take a separate graphics card and - if it's by ATI - use SurroundView. Six USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out, PS2, VGA and DVI are standard, plus there are mainboard connectors for a further four USB 2.0, two COM, one parallel and S/PDIF digital audio out.
The Shuttle SA76G2 comes with a 250W PSU and heatpipe cooling, and has all the necessary cabling pre-routed inside. It's available now, priced at €191 ($265).
Versatile Mini-PC Barebone to support AMD processors for socket AM3
New entry-level model ready for up to 8 GB DDR2 RAM
Shuttle Inc., the market leader in the area of mini-PCs and the manufacturer of multi-form-factor solutions, is now offering another barebone for modern AMD processors. The SA76G2 hits the market with a style not unlike its predecessor, the SN68SG2: classic black G2 design in polished aluminium.
Even at only 30 x 20 x 18.5 cm (DxWxH), the compact device is the first mini-PC barebone from Shuttle to support AMD processors for socket AM3. Processors with AM2 and AM2+ sockets can also be used, ensuring maximum compatibility and long-term upgrade options. This versatility comes thanks to the AMD RS760/SB710 chipset inside.
Another highlight is the ATI Radeon 3000 onboard graphics that is DirectX-10 compatible and allows for addressing up to four monitors at once. This is achieved by installing an additional ATI graphics card into the PCI Express 2.0 slot, which then cooperates with the mainboard's integrated graphics processor via ATI SurroundView™ technology.
Given that this unit is destined to live on the desktop, it makes sure that a variety of ports are always within reach. This includes six USB ports on the front and rear sides, headphone and microphone jacks, 6-channel audio, PS2, VGA and DVI. Additional ports – up to four USB, two COM, one parallel and SPDIF – can be wired to the outside from connectors on the mainboard.
This mini PC barebone from Shuttle draws its power through an efficient 250 Watt power adapter, and also features a reliable heatpipe cooling system. All key cables are pre-routed with delivery to help you get set up fast.
The new Shuttle XPC Barebone SA76G2 is available from specialist retailers immediately. Shuttle's suggested retail price is EUR 191 (ex VAT). A list of retail locations is available through the "Shuttle StoreLocator" at www.shuttle.eu/buy.