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Sapphire Pure Fusion Mini E350 Motherboard – Small but Powerful

The SAPPHIRE Pure Fusion Mini E350 is a mini-ITX mainboard featuring the E350 (Zacate) APU from AMD.

Zacate is the first generation of APU – a combination of CPU and GPU computing technologies onto a single die to improve the performance of both visual and data-intensive tasks.

The board is built around the Hudson-M1 chipset and also comes equipped with two DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slots, for adding enough memory in order to make this thing run at very good speeds.

Gamers can also add an extra PCI Express x16 extra graphics card, as well as plenty of connectors, including here five SATA 6.0 Gbps interfaces, a D-SUB port, and, naturally, DVI and HDMI ports as well, enabling users to output video to just about any type of display they see fit.

Furthermore, E350 also sports Gigabit Ethernet networking, a debug LED, Bluetooth 2.1, 7.1 channel audio, eSATA connectivity (one port) and two USB 3.0 ports, for ultra-fast data transfer rates.

Despite the huge feature set, the SAPPHIRE Pure Fusion Mini E350 is very compact mini-ITX (170 x 170mm) and features very low power consumption, ideal for integration into small format or embedded systems.

It supports Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems for a new class of performance from highly integrated systems.

According to our source, AMD’s target price for E-350 boards is €129, which doesn’t sound too bad, but hope to see some even cheaper versions over the next few months.

Sapphire Fusion Mini E350 Specifications

  • CPU: AMD Dual-Core Processor E350 with AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics
  • Chipset: AMD Hudson-M1 (A50M)
  • BIOS: AMI BIOS, 16Mb Flash ROM
  • Memory: Supports 2xDDR3 SO-DIMM Single Channel modules (1066/800), max 4GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Graphics
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
  • 1 x MINI PCI-E x1 slots
  • Storage: 5 x Serial ATA III 6Gb/s connectors
  • Audio: Realtek ALC892 HD Audio CODEC with 8-Channel
  • Ethernet LAN: Marvell 88E8057 PCI-Express Gigabit LAN

Rear Panel I / O:

  • 4 x USB 2.0 port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 port
  • 1 x VGA(D-Sub) port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x Audio I / O ports
  • 1 x SPDIF Optical Out
  • 1 x Supporting Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR by Atheros AR3011
  • 1 x e-SATA port
  • 1 x Single Link DVI

Internal I / O:

  • 4 x USB 2.0 headers
  • CPU 4 pin PWM Fan connectors
  • 3 Pin Chassis Fan connectors
  • 24-pin ATX Power connector
  • COM headers
  • Control (Front) panel headers
  • Clear CMOS jumpers
  • SPDIF In/out header
  • 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector

Form Factor: Mini-iTX, Size 6.8? x 6.8?

OS support:

  • Windows Vista (32/64) bit
  • Windows 7 (32/64) bit

Source: techiser.com

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