Friday, January 7th 2011

ASUS Unveils First Micro-ATX AMD ''Brazos'' Fusion E-350 Motherboard

At a time when everyone including ASUS is cramming the AMD Fusion E-350 APU into netbooks and mini-ITX motherboards to get rid of Atom; the motherboard major saw "bigger" prospects for the E-350, and designed a micro-ATX motherboard based on it. The E35M1-M Pro from ASUS uses AMD Fusion E-350 APU that embeds a dual-core x86-64 processor based on the "Bobcat" architecture with an AMD Radeon HD 6310 DirectX 11 compliant GPU. The processor is backed by the brand new Hudson M1 single-package chipset. The E35M1-M Pro is intended for everything from office PCs to home PCs, and HTPCs. It draws power from conventional 24-pin ATX and 4-pin CPU power connectors, and uses a 3+1 phase VRM.

The CPU and chipset share a heatsink. The CPU is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots. Expansion slots include one PCI-Express 2.0 x16, one PCI-E x1, and two PCI slots. Storage expansion includes five internal SATA 6 Gb/s and one eSATA 6 Gb/s. Connectivity includes 6-channel HD audio with optical SPDIF output, 7.1 channel audio over HDMI, gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, FireWire, and a number of USB 2.0 ports. ASUS added a bunch of exclusive features that can let you squeeze out the most performance, and manage power consumption.
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7 Comments on ASUS Unveils First Micro-ATX AMD ''Brazos'' Fusion E-350 Motherboard

#1
jellyrole
This definitely looks promising, I'm for sure going to keep an eye on it!
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#2
LittleLizard
why they always put the pcie 1x under the 16x, thus rendering it useless most of the time (not in this as most people will use the onboard, but nevertheless it always happen)
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#3
micropage7
it looks nice, micro atx but full feature. one that i mention is later asus use pretty attractive hsf on most of their line
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#4
Thrawn
EFI BIOS on AMD... Nice :)
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#5
lukcic
how much $$

this will make any cluster look yummy :laugh: want it!!! :roll:
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#6
Volkszorn88
Not sure, but is it just me or does the PCI-E 16x a bit too close to the ram clips?
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#7
Aleksander
Is there a card which the 6310 can be confronted with?
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