In our recent review of the competing Asus E35M1-M Pro motherboard, we found the AMD E-350 to be more powerful than systems driven by the Intel Atom 330 and Nvidia Ion. The Fusion chip provided a snappier experience during basic use and it outmuscled the Intel/Nvidia duo in virtually every 3D application we tested. Cramming the CPU and GPU cores in one chip is also more power efficient, with the E-series APUs having a mere 18W TDP.
The HDC-I cools AMD's latest hardware with a passive heatsink and features two DIMM slots, one PCIe x16 slot (electrically x4), one Mini PCIe slot that's presumably meant for a Wi-Fi adapter, and four SATA 6Gb/s ports. The rear I/O panel includes six USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DVI and VGA-out, one eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet, a Bluetooth dongle, and 7.1-channel audio outputs with optical S/PDIF. No word on pricing or availability.
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