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Asus E35M1-M Pro review

The first AMD Fusion APU hits the test bench with a rough landing

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AMD's new Fusion APU purports to be a solid all round performer thanks to its pukka out-of-order architecture. So how does it stack up against a range of well known CPUs?

One of the more intriguing comparisons is with the Intel Celeron SU2300. That's a low voltage dual-core Intel Core 2 class processor.

It's also worth noting just how much more performance comes with the step up to a cheapo dual-core processor like AMD's own Athlon II X2 250.

As for a proper quad like the Intel Core i7 860, much less one of Intel's new Sandy Bridge chips, it's an ugly comparison.

CPU Rendering performance

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CPU Encoding performance

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Memory bandwidth

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CPU power

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CPU graphics performance

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerAMD
Chipset ModelFCH A50
Onboard VideoOn-board Video Chipset
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots1
Integrated Processor ManufacturerAMD
Integrated Processor TypeZacate
Integrated Processor ModelE350
Integrated Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Brand NameAsus
Form FactorMicro ATX
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory8 GB
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots2
Number of PCI Slots2
Graphics Controller ManufacturerATI
Graphics Controller ModelRadeon HD 6310
Graphics Controller Memory1 GB
Audio Channels7.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of SATA Interfaces5
QuickPath Interconnect2.50 GT/s
Number of Total Expansion Slots4
eSATAYes
HDMIYes
DVIYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports1
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports4
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports4
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports1
PCI Express StandardPCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots2
Processor TechnologyCool'n'Quiet Technology
Width243.8 mm
Depth182.9 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelE35M1-M PRO
Product NameE35M1-M PRO Desktop Motherboard
Controller TypeSerial ATA/600
Manufacturer Part NumberE35M1-M PRO
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

This motherboard supports Integrated AMD Zacate E350 Dual-Core (TDP:18W) Processors. This revolutionary APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) combines processing power and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in one small, energy-efficient design to enable accelerated performance and an industry-leading visual experience. It features single-channel DDR3 1066 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 2.5GT/s.