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ASUS E35M1-I DELUXE Motherboard Review

Today we will be looking at an AMD Brazos solution from ASUS. The E35M1-I DELUXE  is equipped with AMD’s E-350 ‘Zacate’ APU, which combines the processor,  northbridge and graphics all into a single die. The Fusion platform offers  better overall performance compared to an Atom-based system and having a TDP  rating of just 18W; this could be the next upgrade for your mini file  server or living room media centre PC.

With all those high end chipset going all around, AMD has also plans to expand  their field on mobile computing and mini form factor. Which can basically be  categorized as a versatile system on the go to satisfy the need of different  level of consumer, be it businessman to housewives. In this review, we’ll be  looking at how this new platform perform under some load intensifying  programmes. How well can the AMD one die cpu “Zacate” manufactured by ASUS  performs? Is this the perfect choice of platform for you? Find out on the next  few pages, when we crank this baby up.



Category Comments Rating
Aesthetics (15%) Standard ASUS color scheme here, although the company decided to leave  board’s heatsink in its original color. 8.5
Features / Quality (30%) The board is well-built and spring-loaded screws are used in place of  plastic push-pins. Having Wireless LAN onboard is definitely most welcome, and  this feature alone can already give ASUS an advantage over its competitors. 8.5
Performance (40%) AMD’s APU is decent for work-related environments, but not so much for  gaming use. Despite being Mini-ITX, the ASUS board offered us overclocking  options and we could clock the APU up to 1.9GHz as well. 8.0
Price / Packaging (15%) Decent package and priced at S$289. Various Mini-ITX  solutions (with about the same feature set) are priced in this region. 8.5


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