Shuttle XPC SB81P Barebones Runs Cool and Quiet


With the XPC SB81P Shuttle has shown that the latest technologies like PCI Express and Socket 775 don't have to stop short at Barebones. CPU cooling is done quickly and effectively by a clever system made up of fans and heatpipe to remove heat generated by the CPU's high dissipation levels before it is able to heat up the Barebones' interior. Under full load the CPU exhaust reaches a good 50°C, which is remarkable at a decibel level of 41 dB(A).

Technical Data

Manufacturer and Model Shuttle XPC SB81P
Dimensions 330 x 220 x 220mm
Connections & Controls
Audio 1x mic & 1x headphones
USB 2x USB 2.0 Type A
FireWire IEEE 1394 1x 6-pin
Card reader SD, MMC, SM, CF, MS
Buttons Reset, Power On
Drive Bays 1x 5.25" & 1x 3.5"
Monitor-out 1x VGA, (not DVI)
USB 2x USB 2.0 Type A
FireWire IEEE 1394 1x 6-pin
Serial / parallel port 1x / no
Sound 5x (usable as 7.1)
SP-DIF 1x in, 1 x out
Coaxial RCA no
LAN 1x (10/100/1000)
S-Video no
Composite (Cinch) no
Modem no
CPU 1x 85mm (310 g)
Power supply 1x 80mm
System/Case 2x 60mm
CPU support Intel Pentium 4 (incl. Prescott)
Socket LGA775
FSB clock 533, 800 MHz
Northbridge Intel 915G/Grantsdale
Southbridge Intel ICH6R
Classification DDR333, DDR400
Mode Dual-Channel
No. of slots 2
Max. memory 4 GB
ECC/Registered Memory no/no
Onboard Graphics
Manufacturer/Chipset Intel 915G/Grantsdale
Memory in MB Framebuffer 1, 4, 8, 16, 32
Fixed memory 64 or 128
internal I/O components
Storage Controller ICH6-R
Storage Ports IDE 1x UltraATA/100
Storage Ports Serial ATA 4x S-ATA 150
RAID Support yes, only via S-ATA
Floppy Controller yes
Network Controller Broadcom Gigabit
Expansion slots
PCI Slots 1x 32 Bit PCI 2.3
PCI Express Slots 1x (16 Lanes)
AGP Slots no
On-Board Audio
Type AC97 2.2
Surround support 7.1 Channel
User Manual English
Cables S-ATA, IDE
Remote Control no
Software Driver, InterVideo Home Theater
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