Wednesday, January 5th 2011

ASUS Readies Fully-Loaded Brazos-Powered E35MI-I Deluxe Motherboard

Closely trailing other, ASUS also made its AMD Brazos platform motherboard public. The E35MI-I Deluxe from ASUS is filled to the brim with features, its most significant being a completely silent passive heatsink design that keeps the system cool without eating into precious mini-ITX board space. A large monolithic heatsink covers the central portion of the motherboard, cooling both the AMD Fusion E-350 dual-core processor and the Hudson M1 chipset. It uses a dense aluminum fin array to which heat is supplied from its base by heat pipes.

The processor is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots, the lone expansion slot is a PCI-Express 2.0 x16. There are five internal SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and an eSATA 6 Gb/s. The rear panel is an equally crowded place. There's 6-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 (two rear + two internal) and a number of USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth, WiFi b/g/n, optical SPDIF, and display connectivity that includes DVI and HDMI. Featuring Turbo Key II, the board can overclock the processor at the turn of a small switch. ASUS is also readying a "lite" version of this motherboard, which is likely to lack some features, such as WiFi.

Source: Bit-Tech.net
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22 Comments on ASUS Readies Fully-Loaded Brazos-Powered E35MI-I Deluxe Motherboard

#1
bear jesus
I would love to see how well this could overclock if it had a 120 or 140mm fan sat on top of the heatsink.
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#2
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
Does it do dts-hd?
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#3
Imsochobo
by: freaksavior
Does it do dts-hd?
Yes it should do.
HD5000 series do, the graphics are HD5xxx based.

the bluetooth dongle on the rear as the sapphire ? or is it something else, some guy in the sapphire board comment wondered about the same thing...
now two boards with it... hmm..
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#4
A Cheese Danish
Pretty :)
Price on any of these yet?

by: Imsochobo
the bluetooth dongle on the rear as the sapphire ? or is it something else, some guy in the sapphire board comment wondered about the same thing...
now two boards with it... hmm..
I believe it is the bluetooth dongle.
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#5
wiak
no, the new fusion parts use 6000 based graphics, they have UVD3
that means, full mpeg2/mpeg4, H.264 and VC-1 decode in dual stream 1080p
they also support MVC for 3D blu-ray, bitstreaming of dtshd/truehd, lpcm 7.1 channel and to top it off DirectX 11 :P
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#6
bear jesus
by: A Cheese Danish
Pretty :)
Price on any of these yet?
Not yet according to the source but to be honest i expect this to be the most expensive but with overclocking I'm sure it will be the best performing, coolest and quietest out of them all.
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#7
wiak
by: A Cheese Danish
Pretty :)
Price on any of these yet?



I believe it is the bluetooth dongle.
i think its another antenna for wifi 11n, 11n can have more than one antenna for mimo
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#8
suraswami
Perfect for my mini ITX server project.
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#9
micksh
by: freaksavior
Does it do dts-hd?
by: Imsochobo
Yes it should do.
HD5000 series do, the graphics are HD5xxx based.
Why do people assume so? I've never seen confirmation for that.
For example, AMD 890GX chipset has Radeon HD 4290 graphics. Radeon HD 4xxx support 7.1 LPCM audio but 890GX does not.
If AMD crippled embedded graphics in chipsets they certainly can do so in APU.
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#10
LittleLizard
Win. Period

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by: wiak
i think its another antenna for wifi 11n, 11n can have more than one antenna for mimo
think of it like this: you can remove that and use the mini pcie e for a solid state and have a completely noiseless computer
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#11
Imsochobo
by: micksh
Why do people assume so? I've never seen confirmation for that.
For example, AMD 890GX chipset has Radeon HD 4290 graphics. Radeon HD 4xxx support 7.1 LPCM audio but 890GX does not.
If AMD crippled embedded graphics in chipsets they certainly can do so in APU.
no arch changes in gpu from 790GX to 890GX.
the audio device is easy to swap.
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#12
micksh
by: Imsochobo
no arch changes in gpu from 790GX to 890GX.
the audio device is easy to swap.
Yes, but why wasn't it there in 790GX and 785G then? Same 4xxx series Radeon.
I would suspect that AMD might be fighting for every milliwatt in this chip and give up PAP support logic for die size and power consumption.

Although, I could be wrong. In November PC Perspective said that "According to AMD, the official specification sheet includes: DTS-HD Master-Audio Bitstream Capable - Yes"
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=1036&type=expert&pid=3
EDIT:
Zotac announced HD audio bitstreaming in its Brazos-based ZBox
http://www.htpcreviews.org/zotac-unveils-new-zbox-blu-ray-ad03-series
But why there was nothing about it in AMD press release? They mentioned UVD3 but not HD audio.
http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-fusion-apu-era-2011jan04.aspx
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#13
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
this is the best looking brazos mini itx board yet imo, the system you could make with this would be freekin tiny, and ultra usefull given the specs.

lack of active cooling seems win too, silence in mini itx applications will win over many customers imo.
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#14
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Do these really run hot enough to deserve such a cooling system? All that for 23W???

I know its different tech, but my Atom/Ion has a solid base with thick fins on top, and it can run passive all day long.
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#15
bear jesus
by: sneekypeet
Do these really run hot enough to deserve such a cooling system? All that for 23W???

I know its different tech, but my Atom/Ion has a solid base with thick fins on top, and it can run passive all day long.
I think one of the reasons this has such an over the top cooling solution is the fact it can be overclocked, although I would expect the heatsink to still be kind of over the top even when overclocked as i would assume the auto overclocking would not push the chips by that much.
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#16
[H]@RD5TUFF
This IMO has the best layout, out of all the ones I have seen so far.
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#17
Zubasa
by: micksh
Why do people assume so? I've never seen confirmation for that.
For example, AMD 890GX chipset has Radeon HD 4290 graphics. Radeon HD 4xxx support 7.1 LPCM audio but 890GX does not.
If AMD crippled embedded graphics in chipsets they certainly can do so in APU.
To answer your question, the graphics on the 780G/790GX are based on the HD2400.
The 890GX is just a updated 790GX, that means it is still base on the old HD2400 gprahics.
The name does not mean shit on IGPs.
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#18
Hayder_Master
very nice silent will awesome move with mini systems
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#19
scaminatrix
It's definately an integrated bluetooth dongle in the back. Good thing IMO.
I think this board looks daaaaamn sexy - I just hope it doesn't suffer from "looks over function".
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#20
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
by: Zubasa
To answer your question, the graphics on the 780G/790GX are based on the HD2400.
The 890GX is just a updated 790GX, that means it is still base on the old HD2400 gprahics.
The name does not mean shit on IGPs.
So the new 6310 is based on a 2400? I highly doubt this.

Is there an eta or price on this bad boy?
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#21
LittleLizard
by: Zubasa
To answer your question, the graphics on the 780G/790GX are based on the HD2400.
The 890GX is just a updated 790GX, that means it is still base on the old HD2400 gprahics.
The name does not mean shit on IGPs.
780g = hd3200
790gx = hd3300 (hd3200 with more clock)

so, no. its based on the HD 3xxx series.
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#22
wahdangun
by: Imsochobo
no arch changes in gpu from 790GX to 890GX.
the audio device is easy to swap.
actually its change a lil bit, in 890GX its support DX 10.1 and all other video feature on HD 4XXX
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