Shuttle preps X38, HTPC barebones systems

COMPUTEX — As we pick through our notes from last week's Computex show, we come to a couple of interesting systems on display at Shuttle's booth. The first was a barebones based on the upcoming Intel X38 chipset. While plenty of motherboard makers had X38-based boards on display, Shuttle had a full system built:

The SX38P3 Deluxe has dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots ready for CrossFire multi-GPU configurations, support for Intel's Turbo Memory flash caching system, 802.11g Wi-Fi, eSATA, low-noise cooling, solid-state capacitors, and "dynamic overclocking technology for optimized system performance." Unfortunately for those who like to see their PC's guts, the transparent side panels were only in place for the show. The retail unit will have black panels.

Shuttle also showed its freshly-introduced SG33G5M Deluxe home theater PC barebones. Based on the Intel G33 integrated graphics chipset, the system supports 45nm Core 2 Duo processors. It features HDMI output as well as Dolby Digital Live and DTS 7.1 certification, 802.11g Wi-Fi, eSATA, Bluetooth, and a front-panel display.

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