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Asus E35M1-I Deluxe Fusion Mobo & Thermaltake Armor A30 Review

To test the Fusion platform today, we are using a wide selection of real world and synthetic tests, clearly labelled. If you are only interested in video quality and hardware performance we advise you to shift forward in the review to the real world and image quality sections.

We also felt it would be interesting to compare some of our findings against the Intel Atom platform, in the shape of the 1.8GHz D525 processor. We have also included results from a previous generation AMD Turion 64 X2 L510 clocked at 1.6ghz.

As we have tested the reference clocked E350 before, today we are showing performance gains in our maximum overclocked state (1.88ghz).

Asus E35M1-I Deluxe system build:
CPU/GPU: AMD Zacate APU – E350 (HD6310 graphics) @ 1.88ghz
Motherboard: Asus E35M1-I Deluxe Motherboard
Chassis: Thermaltake Armor A30
Memory: Corsair Dominator DDR3 (4GB)
Hard Drive: Samsung 3.5 inch 2TB
Power Supply: Thermaltake 550W Unit (will be used for discrete graphics solutions in part 2).

Supplemental Hardware:
Solid State: Kingston Hyper Max 3.0 x 2
Optical: Asus USB 2.0 BluRay Drive
Monitors: Sharp 50 inch 1080p Aquos LCD TV, LaCie 730 (IQ testing) and Dell U2410

Comparison processors:
Atom D525 @ 1.8ghz
Turion X64 X2 L510 @ 1.6ghz

Software:
Windows 7 64 Bit
Aida 64
SiSoft Sandra
Cinebench R11.5 64 bit
Cyberlink Media Espresso
Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra V10
3Dmark Vantage
HQV Benchmark V 2.0
Left4Dead
Resident Evil 5

Technical Monitoring and Test Equipment:
Keithley Integra unit
Thermal Diodes
Raytek Laser Temp Gun 3i LSRC/MT4 Mini Temp
Extech digital sound level meter & SkyTronic DSL 2 Digital Sound Level Meter
Kill A Watt Meter

All results are gained from multiple test runs to ensure any abnormalities are removed before publication.

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