Shuttle has the smallest and most well built Athlon 64 small form factor on the market. They utilize the nForce 3 250GB chipset very well, and having the first Socket 939 sff is also a plus. They are also tops in overclocking options, and performance is excellent. The price isn’t too bad either at just over $300. Documentation is excellent, and stability was never in question. The fan control is powerful, and the improvements to the audio inputs and outputs make it an excellent model for a media PC.
Shuttle keeps up the pace by continuing to innovate their small form factor line while using it to move into retail computer sales. The SN95G5 makes it mark as the smallest Athlon 64 SFF that is the first to Socket 939 while keeping up the best build quality. We have a few quibbles, but we can only conclude that if you are looking for the most advanced Athlon 64 small form factor, particularly for Socket 939 CPUs, then the Shuttle SN95G5 should be on the top of your list.
Shuttle SN95G5 Review
Published in: nForce3 on 2004-12-08