Anyhow, the latest building block in that empire is the fastest XPC we've
seen yet, and it benefits from all the improvements Shuttle has brought to
the XPC line. The SB51G is based in Intel's 845GE chipset, which is one of
the fastest chipsets available for the Pentium 4, as we found in our recent
review. The 845GE gives this new cube support for DDR333 memory and for
Intel's soon-to-be-unleashed Hyper-Threading technology. Imagine cramming a
pair of virtual CPUs into a PC the size of a toaster, and you're beginning
to understand this thing's jaw-dropping potential.
So the question is: is this new XPC ready to challenge the Standard Beige
Mini-Tower Case for supremacy in the enthusiast's heart? We stuffed a Radeon
9700, a half gig of Corsair memory, and a Pentium 4 2.8GHz in this box to
see how it moved us. Keep reading to see what transpired.