Shuttle has unleashed the XPC Barebone SX58H7 Pro, targeting gamers on the lookout for high-performance SFF desktops. Measuring 326 x 208 x 189mm, the stylish barebone comes in a black aluminum enclosure and boasts an X58 motherboard, four DDR3 memory slots (up to 16Gb), dual PCI-Express x16 slots (for SLI/ CrossFireX), four SATA ports, three drive bays, two Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, I.C.E. (Integrated Cooling Engine) heatpipe technology, a 80-PLUS certified 500W PSU, audio connectors, two USB 3.0 and eight USB 2.0 connectors. The XPC Barebone SX58H7 Pro is available from major retailers and e-tailers now at a MSRP of EUR 444.00 (excl. VAT).
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Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC Mini-PC Barebones, today launches its 2011 model with Intel X58 Express chipset and support for all Intel Core i7 processors (LGA1366).
The Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58H7 Pro cuts an elegant figure with a black aluminium chassis, case and front panel. It also boasts two heatpipe cooling systems – ideal for ensuring optimal heat dissipation and high stability.
Owners of this powerpack have a choice to fit either two single-slot graphics cards or one dual-slot graphics card. Two PCIe-x16-2.0 slots offer an enormous bandwidth and a separate Mini-PCIe-x1 slot allows the installation e.g. of a WLAN module.
A further important innovation is the provision of external and internal ports to the latest standards. Shuttle's SX58H7 Pro has 2x USB 3.0 (up to 5 Gbits) and 2x SATA 6 Gbits. External storage media and internal drives (hard disks or SSDs) can now run at maximum speed. In addition, at the front and rear are 8x USB 2.0, 2x eSATA and 1x eSATAUSB 2.0 ports as well as eSATA power supply. Two 1000 Mbit network cards on the mainboard of the SX58H7 Pro offer maximum reliability or maximum data transmission speed. The teaming function enables the activation of failover or load balancing.
With the 80-PLUS-certified 500 W power supply unit, a maximum configuration with 6-core processor, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, one or two modern graphics cards and three drives is possible at any time. A comparable configuration was presented live at CeBIT 2011 and silenced the skeptics.
The technical possibilities offered here within a space measuring just 32.6 x 20.8 x 18.9 cm are simply astounding, states Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. Although we'd be hard pushed to win an energy-saving competition with the SX58H7 Pro, in the performance per cm³ category this PC is streets ahead of its rivals.
The XPC Barebone SX58H7 Pro is available now. Shuttle's recommended retail price is EUR 444.00 (ex VAT).