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Mega Test: 14 Boards with KT266A and nForce 420D

Shuttle AK31 V3.1 - Lackluster

The Shuttle has 4 DIMM slots.

Board revision: 3.1

BIOS version: S2E9

The packaging for the Shuttle board.

The Shuttle comes wrapped in a generic package that doesn't stand out from the competition. Among its positive features are its four DIMM slots and its six PCI interfaces. The manufacturer scrimped a little on the sound chip, preferring an inexpensive AC'97-Codec. Hardcore AMD fans will be happy to hear about how far the CPU core voltage can be adjusted - up to 1.85 volts. The FSB clock speed maxes out at 166 MHz. Compared to its more-established competitors, the Shuttle can't quite keep up, and brings up the rear in the benchmarks.