ASUS is one of the first to jump on the AMD Fusion APU platform and beside using the energy efficient Brazos platform for notebooks it will also use it for desktops, focusing on HTPC and multimedia PCs.
Asus Deluxe E35M1-I managed to catch the attention of many HTPC fans as a strong partner for AMD mainboard Zacate E-350 APU with a passive cooling solution, making it the perfect choice for building a quiet home entertainment devices.
Released by AMD during CES 2011, Zacate E-350 APU is powered by two 1.6GHz cores Bobcat, and the Radeon HD 6310 graphics on-die and using a TDP of only 18W.
Due to the Radeon GPU and a built-in media machine UVD3, E-350 is fully capable of supporting video content Full HD 1080p and some light gaming.
Asus E35M1-I Deluxe provides two 1333MHz DDR3 memory slots, five 6Gbps SATA ports, one eSATA connector, PCI-Express 16x slot and HDMI 1.3b and dual-link DVI-I video output.
In addition, E35M1-I Deluxe also comes with two USB 3.0 ports, the controller’s NEC, four regular and four USB 2.0 ports and an internal WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Another feature is the solid capacitors design and TurboKey II switch that is used for overclocking AMD’s APU, and 7.1 channel sound which is a feature to the ALC892 audio codec which supports high-definition DTS Surround Sensation Ultra-PC.
ASUS E35MI-I Deluxe Specifications
- AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, 18W)
- ‘Hudson’ M1 southbridge (sub 5W)
- AMD Radeon HD 6310 GPU (80 stream processors)
- PCI-Express 16x plats (full bandwidth)
- 5 x SATA 6Gbps ports and eSATA port
- Two DDR3 1333MHz slots (single-channel) and MemOK failsafe button
- Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11n WiFi
- HDMI 1.3b and dual-link DVI-I (dual digital output support)
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports (two on I/O panel and two through extra pins) and on/off charge
- 8 x USB 2.0 ports (four on I/O panel, 4 via pins)
- Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet
- Realtek ALC892 7.1 surround sound (analog putputs for 5.1), with S/PDIF out
- ASUS TurboKey II for automatic overclocking