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Shuttle XPC ST61G4
By Vijay Anand
Category : Barebone/SFF
Published by Jimmy Tang on Wednesday, 10th December, 2003
Rating : 3 out of 5 stars  

First Glimpse Of The RADEON 9100 IGP

Competition in the SFF arena is certainly heating up and the pioneer of this market isn’t one to stand by watching. In fact, Shuttle’s R&D as well as their design teams are in the process of gearing up far newer SFF systems for the near future. Until recently, Shuttle’s most modern SFF design was based on the G2 enclosure, but now they have a new enclosure dubbed the G4.

Only two of their latest SFF systems were lucky to be endowed with this new design, one of which is for an Athlon 64 SFF and the other is based on a new platform for the Pentium 4 CPU. The latter of which is the XPC ST61G4 that we are more than pleased to review not only because of its new external design, but it is also one of the first SFF systems to incorporate the highly anticipated ATI RADEON 9100 Integrated Graphics Processor (IGP).

The Shuttle XPC ST61G4's box packaging.

Here’s a specifications table that we’ve tabulated for the Shuttle XPC ST61G4 that utilizes this interesting new chipset.

Shuttle XPC ST61G4 Technical Specifications
Case Parameters
  • Shuttle custom form factor ATX specification
  • Slots for 2 expansion cards (1x AGP 8x/4x, 1x  PCI)
  • 1 x 5.25-inch drive bays (external)
  • 1 x 3.5-inch drive bays (internal)
  • 6-in-1 Card Reader drive
  • Power and reset switches
  • Blue LED for power and Orange LED for HDD indication
Expansion Ports
  • Front Panel 
    • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1 x Firewire port
    • 1x Line-out / Headphone
    • 1x Mic-in
    • 1x  Line-in
    • 6-in-1 Card Reader drive (MS / MMC / SD / SM / CF Type I &II)
  • Back Panel  
    • 1x Serial Port
    • 2x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1x Firewire port
    • 1x RJ45 10/100 LAN port
    • 1x VGA port
    • 1x S-Video port for TV-output
    • 1x Center/Bass speaker output
    • 1x Front Left / Right speaker output
    • 1x Rear Left / Right speaker output
    • 1x SPDIF Optical output
    • 1x SPDIF Optical input
Motherboard Type and CPU Support
  • Shuttle FT61 Shuttle Form Factor ATX
  • Based on ATI RADEON 9100 IGP chipset (RS300 N.B. + IXP150 S.B.)
  • Supports Socket-478 CPU (400/533/800 FSB)
    • Willamette not supported
  • Supports DDR266 / DDR333 / DDR400 dual-channel memory
Graphics Subsystem
  • Integrated RADEON 9200 VPU
Sound Subsystem
  • Realtek ALC650 6-Channel sound output with SPDIF input/output
Case Cooling
  • Shuttle I.C.E. heat-pipe technology
  • Autoguardian
Power Supply
  • Shuttle 250W (with Active PFC)    
Dimensions & Weight
  • Width: 200mm
  • Height: 185mm
  • Depth: 300mm
  • Material : Aluminum
  • Color: Brushed Aluminum with Mirror front
  • Weight : 2.85kg

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