The AMD E-450 dual-core APU comes clocked at 1.65 GHz (which combines two Bobcat architecture x86-64 cores) with a Radeon HD 6320. The Radeon HD 6320 has a base clock of 508 MHz but goes to 600 MHz in Turbo mode and is DirectX 11 compliant. It is capable of a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz (HDMI / DVI) and 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (RGB). The board measures 9.6" by 7.2".
The board features two DDR3-1333 MHz integrated memory slots in single-channel mode, which is capable of DDR3 1600 (OC). The board is powered by a standard 24-pin and 4-pin 12V ATX power to host one PCIe 2.0 x16 (operates at x4 mode), one PCIe 2.0 x1, and two PCI slots. A large heatsink keeps the APU and Hudson M1 chips cool during use, within an optional CPU fan. Storage needs are managed through five SATA 6 Gb/s internal ports and one eSATA 6 Gb/s.
In addition, E45M1-M PRO features Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD audio, two USB 3.0 ports (back panel), gigabit Ethernet, Firewire, and twelve USB 2.0 ports (4 on back panel and 4 internal headers supporting two USB 2.0). The board is driven by UEFI BIOS, including Asus' EZ-Mode GUI setup program.
Read more about the Asus E45M1-Pro at their product page
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It better be dirt cheap for the specs that I see up there! This stuff ain't for me at all,infact I think it's kind of a waste. You can buy other Asus micro motherboards & stick in your choice of a processor,ram & you'll be right.Reply
Possibly a stupid question, but is the APU part of the motherboard? That's really how this article makes it sound . . .Reply
Wish I Was WealthyIt better be dirt cheap for the specs that I see up there! This stuff ain't for me at all,infact I think it's kind of a waste. You can buy other Asus micro motherboards & stick in your choice of a processor,ram & you'll be right.Reply
I would hope so. It needs to compete with Atom and right now Atom is way cheaper than Bobcat, some setups start at $70 bucks.
But none the less, its a nice little setup and would be better than my current HTPC (Athlon X2 500)) apart from my GPU which is a HD5450.
The AMD-E450 is a pretty killer chip for things using the microATX form factor (HTPC / shuttles).Reply
@burnley14, Yes, it does not look like you are going to be able to get that heatsink off and replace the APU with a chip of your own.
Just a ramble, but tying the CPU to this board allows them to do some pretty extensive testing for just a single combination of cpu/mobo, possibly allowing better integration and cheaper costs. Kind of what like Apple does.
burnley14Possibly a stupid question, but is the APU part of the motherboard? That's really how this article makes it sound . . .Reply
Yes. In this case it is. Its like Atom, where its all in one mobo, CPU and GPU.
Should this be an E-355 .. it's barely faster than the E-350Reply
I think its pretty sweet. Get it down below $150, and you can have an HTPC for $200 with the ram.Reply
mATX? That's a fail call IMO. Llano lurks that form factor, making this thing either redundant or not needed AT ALL.Reply
Sorry, Asus. You fail this time. Come back with an ITX and more features, then you'll get my "vote".
i would buy this if it were itx...Reply
Kinda cool. I like the small form factor with some power.Reply