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Shuttle AK35GT2


Posted: May 2nd, 2002
Written by: Tuan Huynh



Conclusion

Shuttle has once again impressed me with one of their boards. Once being an unknown manufacturer, Shuttle is now becoming well known up there with Abit and Asus. The kicker about the AK35GT2 is the price. If you can find me a better board with all the features the AK35GT2 has for less then $90, feel free to tell me. But shooting for a retail price of $90, the AK35GT2 looks to be a winner.

When it comes to overclocking, the AK35GT2 can deliver with up to 2.3 volts VCORE and up to 225 MHz FSB in 1 MHz increments. Though I havenít really overclocked much the board much, I was able to get my MP1800+ running at 2100+ (1.7 GHz) with a 166 MHz FSB, but Iíll talk about running an Athlon 166 MHz FSB at a later date. But like Shuttle and AMD, overclocking is not recommended for the processor as it poses a possibility of frying the processor, which isnít covered by AMDís warranty. Nonetheless, overclock carefully and if you do mess up your processor, itís not my fault as Iíve given fair warning on the subject.

In the end, the AK35GT2 with itís onboard ATA133/RAID, C-Media 5.1 sound, and great overclocking features, looks to be a winner with the enthusiast crowd due to price/features/performance ratio as it is able to beat out the Abit AT7. Shuttle has once again released another low price board thatís able to compete with the higher end products. The board should be available next week or so and New Egg should be one of the first retailers to carry it.

Pros
  • Overclocking Features
  • ATA133/RAID
  • C-Media 5.1 Audio
  • Up to 2.3 volts VCORE
  • 6 PCI slots
  • Low price
  • Great performer
Cons
  • Dull orange PCB
  • Crowded area around processor socket

Other then that, I canít really find anything to complain about since its $90!

98/100



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