ASUS Crafts Passively Cooled E35M1-M Pro Mainboard for Brazos

"ASUS today added to its lineup of Zacate powered motherboards by announcing the release of its E35M1-M Pro mainboard."

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ASUS today added to its lineup of Zacate powered motherboards by announcing the release of its E35M1-M Pro mainboard. Designed keeping the AMD Brazos CPUs in mind the new mainboard is a mainstream one that is ideal for HTPC application.

ASUS has again gone with the Zacate E-350 APU and the Hudson M1 chipset for the E35M1-M Pro board. As AMD’s fastest Fusion chip with a core clock at 1.6GHz and a 500MHz graphics clock, the E350 APU has already caught the fancy of most board-makers. The E35M1-M Pro from ASUS also latches on to the APUs impressive specifications, though using a completely passive design.

ASUS has gone with a full length heatsink with the E35M1-M Pro motherboard; so there is ample cooling available for both the APU and the chipset. While the earlier E35MI-I Deluxe motherboard from ASUS also has the same design, what sets the E35M1-M Pro apart is that this board is in a mini-ATX form factor. So it boasts of many more slots and connectors compared to the E35MI-I Deluxe.

So the E35M1-M Pro boasts of a PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x4 electronically) slot, a PCIe x1 slot, two regular PCI slots, five SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors and slots for dual channel DDR3 memory. All of these are on the front. At the back, the board has another eSATA 6 Gb/s port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, optical SPDIF and analog sound in 8-channel surround, a FireWire port, and outputs for VGA, DVI and HDMI video.

Considering the full DirectX 11 support available on all AMD APUs, with complete compatibility for hardware acceleration for 1080p content, this makes the board a great choice for all of the latest high definition displays.

Enthusiasts will no doubt look at overclocking options and ASUS has not disappointed in this quarter either. There is FSB tuning from 80MHz up to 300MHz available in 1MHz increments. Overclocking protection has been ensured through the inclusion of ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), while the Turbo Key II and TurboV smart overclocking tools make tweaking the AMD chips absolutely pleasurable.

The specifications are no doubt impressive, let’s hope the time to availability and pricing are just as good.

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Most Recent Comments

04-01-2011, 16:14:14

I'm looking to get a 120G Callisto as my next upgrade but can't find any anywhere. I'd love to splurge and get the 180 but it's a bit out of my price range. Has anyone heard anything on when they might be available again?

04-01-2011, 18:02:37

I think Mushkin sell it on their website. Which country you from so I can help track it down.

04-01-2011, 18:22:00

If you are in the UK Aria sell them dude :)

04-01-2011, 20:33:36

America: (Newegg appears to be sold out)

05-01-2011, 00:12:14


Mushkin site and newegg were both out when i posted, but i'll check those links.


05-01-2011, 07:26:24



Mushkin site and newegg were both out when i posted, but i'll check those links.


NCIX America =D

EDIT: Enjoy =D

05-01-2011, 11:25:03

Newegg "had" them for $219 (down from $245) and NCIX is selling for $282? For that price I might as well buy 2 60g's from newegg and stripe them for $260? (albeit with a loss of TRIM)

I also have a $50 dollar credit at newegg so...anyway, thx for the help but I'll wait a bit and see what happens. Hopefully mushkin will pump out some more for the new year.

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