FIC has had their Ice Cube line of small form factors out for some time, but they had yet to cross into AMD territory. Now with Prescott making new near term Intel small form factors somewhat in doubt they have done the smart thing and introduced the nForce 3 150 based Ice Cube HU61. This is a preproduction model, but according to FIC this is the final design. It shouldn’t be the only Athlon 64 action coming from FIC as a Condor should see the light of day as well.
…FIC has stepped up to provide the 3rd Athlon 64 small form factor we had tested. Yes we had a few issues, but most would be specific to certain configurations. A few tweaks including a bit of work on the cooling could make the HU61 really shine. For now it is a competent, but slightly flawed small form factor. Future models will have some tweaking, but we do not yet know when they would arrive. For now the Ice Cube HU61 is a worthy competitor to the Shuttle and Biostar models, but it can’t quite match the SN85G4.
FIC Ice Cube HU61 Review @ AMDZone
Published in: Hardware on 2004-06-22