Asus E35M1-M PRO Micro ATX

Temperatures, Noise & Power Consumption

Asus E35M1-M PRO Micro ATX

Temperature & Noise

So earlier we mentioned that the E35M1 comes bundled with a fan. But does it really need it?

The short answer seems to be no. The 80mm fan may bring idle and load temperatures down significantly however we found the embedded cpu/motherboard configuration to operate passively without any fuss. However depending on the environment your system finds itself, it may be wise to mount it anyway. An example of this could be 24/7 usage in a small chassis, that's mounted inside an AV rack.

Power Consumption

We then took note of the system's power consumption. The figures were definitely not on a level that we were used to..!

 

 

All in all we found our entire testbed system to consume less than a single halogen downlighter under full load. It may seem a little high for a "net-top" however one should also bear in mind that an optical drive and a mechanical hard disk drive was also connected.

Good news all around thus far. But how well does it really perform in our benchmarks? Well there's only one way to find out.

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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.

I hope that helpsQuote

03-02-2011, 07:37:40

Zeals
Thnx for the fast reply Mul, really appreciate it.Quote

03-02-2011, 10:54:14

wotevajjjj
will my NHD14 fit ?Quote

03-02-2011, 12:33:59

SadButTrue
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Originally Posted by wotevajjjj View Post

will my NHD14 fit ?
Go for it bro!

Pros: you'll have the coolest running 18W CPU on the block. WooHoo! Bragging rights.

Cons: You'll probably need to work on the mount - I don't see the usual AM3 hardware on that board. And do you figure £150 or more on a full-tower case to accommodate the Noctua is about right for a rig like this? An HAF-X or a Lanboy Air would be quite stylish.

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