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More AMD Brazos Motherboards - ASUS and Sapphire Tested!

More AMD Brazos Motherboards - ASUS and Sapphire Tested!

Test Setup

Test Setup

Since we had previously assessed the Brazos platform relative to others like NVIDIA's Ion or AMD's 785G, we will only be comparing the ASUS and Sapphire against the other Brazos boards from ASRock, Gigabyte and MSI.

The full set of motherboards compared:-

  • ASUS E35M1-M PRO
  • Sapphire Pure Fusion Mini E350
  • ASRock E350M1
  • Gigabyte E350N-USB3
  • MSI E350IA-E45

The following system configuration is used for the testing:

AMD Brazos Platform

  • AMD Zacate (1.6GHz)
  • 2 x 1GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1333 (CAS 7-7-7-20) for MSI and Gigabyte
  • 2 x 1GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1066 (CAS 7-7-7-20) for ASUS, ASRock and Sapphire
  • AMD Radeon HD 6310 (integrated, Catalyst driver 8.792, 256MB shared memory)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA
  • Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate



The following benchmarks were used:

  • Futuremark PCMark Vantage (ver 1.01)
  • Futuremark 3DMark06 (ver 1.10)
  • Far Cry 2
  • Unreal Tournament 3 (ver 1.1)
  • Quake 4 (ver 1.3)
  • Blu-ray Playback Testing (Black Snake Moan, Superman Returns) using PowerDVD 10 (ver 2308)