Asus E35M1-M PRO Micro ATX

Gaming Performance

Asus E35M1-M PRO Micro ATX

 Gaming Performance


This is without doubt a bit of a curve ball for a product of this nature. We may well be gearing the entry level platform for failure on applications that it wasn't designed for, however we felt that it would be an interesting means of trying to determine the limitations of the HD 6310 GPU and the extent to which the E350 APU can bottleneck (*GAG*) a dedicated graphics card.

 

3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage is Futuremarks flagship gaming oriented benchmark at present and is considered to be a demanding one at that. Our tests were carried out under the "Performance" prefix.

So it came to no surprise that the little Brazos Dual Core would not fair particularly well in this intensive benchmark. Moreover it was clear that the processor as well as the PCI-E 4x interface was holding our Radeon HD 5670 back by up to a third. However, to be closing in on P1000 marks with an embedded system is quite impressive.

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and should be an interesting choice to take our testbed for a spin. Let's see how well it performs.

 

Thankfully it isn't all doom and gloom, where we find the Asus E35M1-M PRO based system performing similarly to a Core i3 + H55 based configuration.

That said, the dreaded processor hold up continues where the inclusion of the Radeon HD 5670 only yields a 4fps increase in framerate. 

DiRT 2

DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support.

We are pretty horrible people for abusing this system with a full fat DirectX 11 game, but we do prove our point yet again that the little E350 cannot cope with anything as computationally heavy as this.

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Most Recent Comments

03-02-2011, 05:15:10

tinytomlogan
Today we test one of the first motherboards to sport the AMD Fusion APU

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03-02-2011, 06:05:58

Zeals
AMD Fusion seems like the perfect choice for a HTPC, a few questions, is this capable of 3D? Also does it upscale well?Quote

03-02-2011, 07:10:40

Mul.
Hi Zeals,

As the new HD 6310 GPU supports UVD 3.0, this means that DivX decoding is now included (on top of the existing MPEG2/H.264) and also Blu-Ray 3D support. However neither Asus or AMD have clearly stated that the HD 6310 will decode 3D well. I suppose this will become more clear as time goes on however my initial impressions are that a HTPC for higher end functionality such as 3D support or anything else that may command some more CPU horse power is probably better off with a conventional CPU and dedicated GPU.

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