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Shuttle XPC Prima P2 4800X System Review

Unreal Tournament 3 Setup And Performance

Unreal Tournament was not very challenging for any of these systems.

Settings and image capture for Unreal

 Table 11: Unreal Tournament 3 1280x1024 

System ConfigurationAverage FPSMinimum FPSMaximum FPS
X38 with 9770 and HD 4850134.0578434
P35 with 9770 and GTX280132.2369254
X48 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce GTX 280130.3570280
X48 with Core 2 Duo E8400 and GeForce GTX 280123.8056267
X48 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and AMD HD 4850119.355214
P35 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and AMD HD 4850117.3155253
X38 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce 8800 GT117.2935280
X48 with Core 2 Duo E8400 and AMD HD 485011.7549261
X48 with Core 2 Duo E8400 and GeForce 8800 GT103.86146182
X48 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce 8800 GT91.4555166
P35 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce 8800 GT89.4449165

 Table 12: Unreal Tournament 3 1600x1200 

System ConfigurationAverage FPSminimum FPSMaximum FPS
X48 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce GTX 280118.645304
X48 with Core 2 Duo E8400 and GeForce GTX 280117.4839299
P35 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce GTX 280104.2953188
X48 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and AMD HD 4850102.4644151
X38 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and AMD HD 4850102.3470166
X48 with Core 2 Duo E8400 and AMD HD 485098.9440226
X38 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce 8800 GT98.8661156
X48 with Core 2 Duo E8400 and GeForce 8800 GT95.270161
P35 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and AMD HD 485093.539153
P35 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce 8800 GT91.4238148
X48 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce 8800 GT86.5459140

 Table 13: Unreal Tournament 3 1920x1200

System ConfigurationAverage FPSMinimum FPSMaximum FPS
X48 with Core 2 Duo E8400 and GeForce GTX 280120.1963252
X48 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce GTX 280117.954159
X48 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and AMD HD 4850102.3139191
X38 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and AMD HD 4850101.2653173
X48 with Core 2 Duo E8400 and AMD HD 485092.7245195
X48 with Core 2 Duo E8400 and GeForce 8800 GT91.8254154
P35 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce GTX 28091.9540168
X48 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce 8800 GT89.4843188
X38 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce 8800 GT88.2245158
P35 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and AMD HD 485087.3413205
P35 with Core 2 Extreme 9770 and GeForce 8800 GT74.85546141
  • 1raflo
    This is an overpriced rig, thats for sure.
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  • StupidRabbit
    It's an oldie, but a goody. We take apart a Shuttle XPC Prima P2 4800X, based on Intel's X48 chipset, and test this fully-built system's mettle against XPCs that came before. Our conclusion? You could do better for less if you built your own.

    lol i didnt even have to read the article since you put the conclusion right in the description on the main page.. but i guess it couldnt have ended any other way. overpriced.
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  • BillLake
    StupidRabbitlol i didnt even have to read the article since you put the conclusion right in the description on the main page.. but i guess it couldnt have ended any other way. overpriced.

    Well I don't see that in the article anywhere. It would seem that you might be quoting something else but the concussion is true. For those looking for a SFF it is overpriced for what it provides. You can say the same about any customer builder, Falcon Northwest, Alienware and so forth. They all sell their products for a huge premium but they do give you warranties on your "super fast and overclocked system". For me, I really like the SFF so I buy the barebones version of Shuttles products and am very happy with them.
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  • StupidRabbit
    well at one point i myself was thinking of buying a thermaltake lanbox. but since i dont go to any lan parties and have no need to carry my rig around, i just could not justify a small form factor box over a mid-sized one. as you said it really is a very niche market, and i guess i am just not one of the consumers that is targeted.
    nontheless, it is one cool looking thing and has more performance than most gamers need, and you are a lucky guy to have their products.

    but until i transform into a really hardcore gamer, and have a couple grand laying (lying?) around im just gonna stick with my trusty intel e6420 overclocked by 50% and a thermaltake big-typ vx-10.. something that would have a hard time fitting in there
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  • StupidRabbit
    *big-typ 120 vx.. correction
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  • BillLake
    Yeah you might be able to get some other heat sink in there but it would be hard as they really designed it for this one. Maybe remove the side fan and get one that blows out that same side?

    The reason I like the Shuttle boxes is that they take up little room and you generally do not give up much. Now that said they do lack expandability but of course I can put three in the space of a full tower case. Look at the barebones units, they are very affordable but then again if something fails you have to get their board to fix it and that is not cheap.
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  • cletus_slackjawd
    I have a shuttle XPC with an athlon64 3000+ skt 754, 1gig ram, x800pro, 1gb DDR-400 dual channel, sony DVD Burner and 300gb maxtor IDE PATA.
    It's based on the Nforce2 so it has good audio by Nvidia, firewire, great access up front w/ 2ea USB, Mini 1394 in front, normal in back, speaker, mic, headphone jacks up front, memory card readers up front, mirror finish up front, quiet, reliable as hell. It's actually now my wife's rig as I've built 2 new computer since handing it down, but it's pretty awesome. I will repurpose it as a media PC/Console Emulator when the time comes she wants a new one. In conclusion, a very positive experience from a Shuttle product.
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  • 1potato
    Page 3 - "RAID supports stripping for improved data security". Made me chuckle :). I think you mean striping, and actually I think you really mean mirroring in that context.
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  • gaiden2k7
    you guys really need someone who knows his/her way w/ the camera.. blurry pictures = dizzy viewers.
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  • BillLake
    Thanks for catching the miss use of the word, spell check can save you from misspelling but not miss use. The system could do Striping, mirroring or striping with parity if you put three disks in. It support three disk by putting one below the optical drive. Shuttle does not sell it with 3 drives but I have done it. Well thanks again for catching that.
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