ASUS have done a fantastic job of making sure that their Fusion solutions stand out more than the competition. Adding a passive cooling solution helps separate the board from others and you can see it's a serious solution and not just some cheap looking passive setup that we've seen others use in past solutions.
Outside of that, though, the addition of the EFI bios is fantastic; a lot of people might find they're not in there often, but if you do decide to jump in, it's a great BIOS to use. EZ Mode is friendly and easy to use while Advanced mode really does give you a good amount of options.
There are actually so many options in advanced mode that we were able to up the speed of our E-350 to 1840MHz. At that speed we did see a nice little boost in overall performance. Where it was best seen, though, was around the desktop and watching HD content which was not an issue for the Fusion based PC at this speed.
While the ASUS E35M1-I DELUXE is the most expensive Fusion based board listed carrying the E-350 APU at $174.99 US, it's clearly going to be one of the best, if not the best option just because of the quality in regards to the design of the board.
Sure, you can go the path of a cheaper option, but stand outs like the heatsink ASUS have opted for, the EFI BIOS, strong overclocking potential and just overall quality of the board mean you'd be hard pressed to go the path of another one. The only reason not to choose the ASUS option is probably price, and even then you should think twice if you can stretch your budget that bit more.
This is just a great board that's really going to appeal to people that want to make use of the new technology that AMD is offering us.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [The Motherboard]
- Page 3 [The Motherboard Continued]
- Page 4 [BIOS]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup, Overclocking and Comments]
- Page 6 [AIDA64 Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [AIDA64 Benchmarks Continued]
- Page 8 [AIDA64 Benchmarks Continued]
- Page 9 [3DMark 11]
- Page 10 [Power and Noise]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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