Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 review

A teeny-tiny, and fully-featured motherboard, but still a little weedy

Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 motherboard
Compact but still a bit weedy

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AMD's E-350 chip isn't a big performer. So it makes sense to put it in a small board.

The Mini-ITX Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 is as puny as they come, and yet gives nothing away to Asus's larger E35M1-M PRO when it comes to number crunching.

That said, we wouldn't recommend it for anything but basic computing. It's certainly not a plausible cut-price gaming platform.

For the record, the GA-E350N-USB3 does have a full range of overclocking settings in the BIOS.

However, no doubt due to the E-350 chip's highly integrated architecture, the available frequency headroom amounts to no more than a few hundred MHz.

CPU rendering performance

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Video encoding performance

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Memory bandwidth

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DirectX 10 gaming performance

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