KitGuru has looked at several new Fusion boards from AMD partners MSI and Sapphire. Both products left us with positive feelings – the mixture of low power drain, competitive pricing and excellent high definition media performance is certainly a heady combination. Today we are building a more expensive media system based around the Asus E35M1-I Deluxe motherboard and stylish Thermaltake Armor A30 chassis.
AMD Fusion is the marketing name for a series of Accelerated Processing Units that have been in development since 2006. This design combines general processor execution with 3D geometry processing and other functions of modern GPU’s into a single chip.
The passively cooled Asus motherboard features the new dual core AMD E350 CPU with AMD Radeon HD6310 graphics. It offers HDMI, DVI output with wireless, Bluetooth, Sata 6GB/s and USB 3.0 connectivity.
This is our first in a two part review of the Asus E35M1-I Deluxe. Next time we will be focusing on gaming performance with some discrete solutions. All our testing today on the Asus E25M1-I Deluxe will be at at our maximum overclocked figures.
|CPU||AMD CPU on Board ;Integrated dual-core AMD® Zacate™ 18W Processors|
|Chipset||AMD Hudson M1|
|Memory||2 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1066/800 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
* Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL.
* When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (at x4 mode, with latch)|
|VGA||Integrated AMD® Zacate™ Graphics
Supports DVI with max. resolution up to 1920×[email protected]
Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 1920×[email protected]
Supports D-sub with max. resolution up to 2560×[email protected]
5 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
1 xExternal SATA 6Gb/s
|LAN||Realtek® 8111E PCIe Gigabit LAN controller|
|Audio||ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports DTS Surround Sensation Ultra-PC
* Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.
– 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports at mid-board, 2 ports at back panel)
– 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
|ASUS Unique Features||ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
AI Suite II
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
[email protected] Support
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x External SATA 6Gb/s
1 x LAN(RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0/2.0
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x S/PDIF Out (optical)
1 x Bluetooth 3.0 adapter
2 x Wifi antenna ports
3 x Audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector(s) support additional 2 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector(s) support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
1 x MemOK! switch
5 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x System Panel connector
1 x Turbo Key II switch
|BIOS||32 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, ACPI 2.0a, SM BIOS 2.6|
1 x I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s cables
2 x Wifi antennas
1 x Support DVD
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
|Form Factor||Mini ITX Form Factor
6.7 inch x 6.7 inch ( 17 cm x 17 cm )