Gigabyte to introduce its First AMD Fusion Mini-ITX motherboard at CES 2011
Delivering Outstanding Integrated Graphics from a Low Power, Small Form Factor Hi-Def Home Entertainment Platform
Las Vegas NV, USA, January 4, 2011 — GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today proudly announced its first ever Mini-ITX form factor motherboard for the AMD platform called the GA-E350N-USB3. The new addition to GIGABYTE’s small form factor HTPC motherboard range features AMD Fusion™ Technology with DirectX® 11, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0), SATA 6Gbps, an HDMI interface, as well as a host of unique high-end GIGABYTE features such as Ultra Durable™ 3 Classic, 3x USB Power and On/Off Charge for quick charging iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
Follow the comment of Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd.:
We’re excited about the GA-E350N-USB3 motherboard because it’s the first all-in-one Mini-ITX board with DX11 capabilities, and we expect it to go a long way towards bridging the gap between discrete and integrated graphics performance. With its specially designed low profile fansink and multitude of hi-def, high-speed connectors, we expect this little power house to be popular amongst HTPC system integrators, DIY enthusiasts and case modders.
Powered by the AMD E-350 Dual-Core Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, the GIGABYTE GA-E350N-USB3 motherboard provides exceptional Blu-ray high definition content playback unmatched by previous integrated graphics solutions. Accompanying the hi-def video out is hi-def 7.1 surround sound audio with S/PDIF out support – another valuable living room PC feature. For connecting and charging portable devices, the GA-E350N-USB3 offers GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology for quick and convenient charging iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices, GIGABYTE 3x USB Power Boost and USB 3.0 from an onboard Renasas (NEC®) controller, ensuring users are able to take advantage the next wave of SuperSpeed USB storage devices.
With regards to build quality, the GA-E350N-USB3 motherboard has been designed to withstand the rigors of an always on device in terms of both energy efficiency and temperature: the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 Classic design utilizes 2x the amount of copper of a traditional motherboard PCB, allowing the GA-E350N-USB3 to provide better power efficiency and lower operating temperatures than other designs. Additionally, the GA-E350N-USB3 is equipped with ultra durable all solid Japanese capacitors and GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ technology, which provides a back-up BIOS chip in case the main BIOS becomes corrupted or damaged.