A few months ago, the motherboard maker Shuttle made a surprise move and launched a Barebone computer system that was unique in that it was all wrapped in a tiny, light and beautifully designed package.
Despite the high price of the computer, it quickly became a global hit - it is suitable for both home and carrying (network parties…) and in general its appearance is quite cool.
So far, Shuttle has released chip-based models from SiS, VIA and, more recently, Intel.
In recent days, the company has released its newest model of computer, based on the new nForce 2 chipset, which today is the best-performing chipset for Athlon processors.
Unlike the other chipsets Shuttle used (except for the latest one, which is based on the I845GE which has an integrated graphics chip), the nForce 2 kit (or rather its version that Shuttle chose to use) contains a built-in Geforce 4 MX graphics card that despite being built-in (i.e. , Uses the memory and bandwidth of the system) shows quite good performance due to the use of the chipset in Dual DDR - dual bandwidth for the memories.
This dual bandwidth is utilized by the built-in card and delivers performance that exceeds that of all other built-in graphics chips.
If this is not enough, then the graphics chip is also able to output the video frequency to two screens simultaneously (CRT screens only) - definitely a unique thing in the field of built-in chips.
This welcome addition to Shuttle's small computer line is another leap forward for all network players who carry their computer with them everywhere, because even with Geforce 4 MX you can play Unreal Tournament 2003 and enjoy - experience 🙂
The Tech Report took one of these sweets for review and enjoyed every moment ..