Gigabyte E350N-USB3

Introduction

Gigabyte E350N-USB3

Introduction

 

Very recently we managed to place our grubby hands on the Asus E35M1-M PRO motherboard; one of the first of many to include the new AMD Fusion "Zacate" 18W Dual Core processor. As you can see, our overall verdict about the platform itself was fairly straight forward. Great GPU performance for general purpose, a processor that is a reasonable amount faster than the existing Atom range and acceptable Power Consumption/Thermal Characteristics to boot. However we did have some reservations about the motherboard itself in that it was of thee larger Micro ATX form factor. Lets be honest here. We are dealing with an embedded system that is designed to suit small chassis configurations, so why bother with mATX? Thankfully another AMD Fusion motherboard has arrived, which could well be what many of you are after. Ladies and gentlemen, the Gigabyte E350N-USB3.

Motherboard ModelGigabyte E350N-USB3
Form FactorMini ITX
Processor Support

AMD E350 1.60GHz Dual Core Processor
(Embedded)                               

ChipsetAMD Hudson M1
Overclocking
Support
Yes
Memory2 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB 1333/1066 DDR3
Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 bandwidth)

Multi-GPU SupportNo
Onboard VideoCPU Embedded HD 6310
StorageM1 
4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s
LANGigabit LAN
AudioRealtek ALC892 7.1
USB4 x USB 2.0 (4 x Back, 4 x Internal)
2 x USB 3.0 REAR
Firewire2 x 1394 (1 x back, 1 x internal)
Video I/ODVI, HDMI, VGA


The E350N USB3 follows a similar specification set to the previously reviewed E35M1-M PRO. Naturally due to its Mini ITX form factor, it does lack a little in the expansion slot department, however with a single x16 size slot, 4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s and plenty of USB ports, you would be crazy to complain. That said, the inclusion of integrated 802.11x WiFi would have really hit the spot.

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15-02-2011, 04:41:40

tinytomlogan
More Fusion you ask? Look no further as we test Gigabyte's first ITX board featuring AMD's new baby.



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15-02-2011, 07:39:42

dugdiamond
OMG - that mobo is sooo small, that if you made a video review, the camera would be on full zoom throughout it - lol

15-02-2011, 08:10:46

ionicle
thats rather cool, and probs performs better than my main rig to be fair haha

17-02-2011, 16:06:07

the cod god
tbh this is quite a nice little board.

18-02-2011, 19:22:38

Meaple
When are these getting released in the UK? Can't find anything on them.
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