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Gigabyte’s AMD Fusion ‘Brazos’ board leaked

Xbit-labs managed to snag a picture of AMD’s upcoming Fusion platform codenamed “Brazos” courtesy of Gigabytes GA-E350V-USB3 motherboard. This is a mini-ITX board that uses AMD Fusion E-350 accelerated processing unit (APU) and Hudson M1 chipset. This is will be squarely targeted at nettop and HTPC markets and will compete against Intel’s Atom and the new Pentium Dual-Core (LGA 1156/LGA 1155) desktops. The GA-E350V-USB3 makes use of Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable 3 construction that makes use of a PCB with 2x copper layers, solid-state capacitors, low RDS (on) MOSFETs, and ferrite core chokes.

The Fusion E-350 is similar to the Intel Atom which is hard wired to the board and is cooled by a small heatsink and fan. There are two DDR3 memory slots for single-channel DDR3 -1800+ MHz memory. There’s also a single PCI-Express 2.0 x 16 slot. The Fusion APU packs in two x86-64 cores clocked at 1.6GHz and a Radeon HD 6310 graphics card with 80 stream processors with a clock speed of 500MHz. The rest of the connectivity includes four SATA 3Gb/s ports, 8-channel HD audio, two USB 3.0 ports, DVI, D-Sub and HDMI. Of course the pricing and availability details are not yet known since AMD hasn’t officially announced it but it can’t be far away given that the boards are already showing up.

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