Anand heeft een review van de Shuttle HOT-681Z. Net zoals de HOT-681 is dit ook een Socket370 plankje, alleen op de 681Z zit de ZX chipset. Voor de rest zijn borden zo goed als identiek.
Since the HOT-681Z uses the same PCB as the HOT-681, the board layout is obviously identical. Shuttle's classic 4/3/1 (PCI/ISA/AGP) slot configuration is pretty good for a Socket-370 board, but many users would probably still prefer the 5/2/1 option. The ATX specification is followed virtually to the letter with the 681Z, giving it an excellent layout.
All HDD/FDD connectors are located where they should be, right at the front of the board, so that no cables are forced to run over the CPU and/or memory. The ATX power connector is right next to the FDD connector at the corner of the board, right where the ATX specification says it should be and helping to minimize cable clutter even further. The board a standard ATX format, but is extremely short - just a bit longer than an ISA slot - and should just fine in any ATX case..
Nine 1000uF capacitors are located immediately around the CPU socket with a few smaller ones located around the DIMM slots. The layout of the HOT-681 also places a CPU fan connector directly adjacent to the CPU socket, with another fan connector on the open side of the AGP port to allow for easier access when blindly plugging in fans into your already filled system.