Shuttle presents the SZ77R5, a new XPC Barebone designed for Intel's Ivy Bridge platform.
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, is
starting delivery of the XPC Barebone SZ77R5 to coincide with the
launch of the innovative Intel Z77 Express chipset which it is based
"The Intel Z77 Express chipset is a further milestone towards the
creation of energy-efficient PCs with impressive computing power",
states Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer
Handels GmbH. "The enormous flexibility in choice of processor also
makes the SZ77R5 the first pick for users who are planning to upgrade
from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge subsequently."
In addition to the significant innovations of PCI-Express-3.0 and
native USB 3.0, the XPC Barebone SZ77R5 is now able to handle all
processors for the LGA1155 socket in 22 nm (Ivy Bridge) and 32 nm
(Sandy Bridge) micro-architecture. A total of up to 32 GB DDR3-1600
memory can be spread across four slots. The PCIe-x16-3.0 slot is
suitable for modern dual-slot graphics cards (e.g. AMD Radeon HD 7970
or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680). 1x PCIe-x4-2.0 and 1x Mini-PCIe-x1-2.0 are
available for expansions. The SRT feature (SSD caching) supported by
the Intel Z77 Express chipset significantly accelerates system and
program startup. The necessary SSD can be located in the free mSATA
slot or fitted as a conventional 2.5" drive. Also optionally available
is the PHD3 mounting frame that facilitates installation. Furthermore,
the mainboard offers interfaces for connecting hard disks, SSDs and 2x
SATA 6 Gbit/s and 2x SATA 3 Gbit/s optical drives. The following ports
are easy to access on both the front and rear side of the case: HDMI,
DVI-I, 4x USB 3.0 (1x with USB charging capability), 1x eSATA, S/PDIF,
Gigabit LAN and 7.1-Audio. An RS-232 interface can optionally be lead
from the mainboard to the back panel for enhanced connectivity
(separate H-RS232 accessory).
The 33.2 x 21.6 x 19.8 cm (DWH) XPC Barebone SZ77R5 comes fitted with
a 500 W 80-PLUS-certified power supply unit, enabling it to cope with
the most demanding requirements.
the new model: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUx7HD4YUgw
Shuttle's recommended retail price for the XPC Barebone SZ77R5 is EUR
339.00 (ex VAT).