Last week, we had a look at a complete solution from ZOTAC called the ZBOX ADO2 Plus which is a mini PC built on AMD's Fusion platform. This time, we get to take our first in-house look at AMD's FUSION platform as a bare motherboard solution. This GIGABYTE board known as the GA-E350N-USB3 is based on the Brazos platform which includes a 1.6 GHz Dual Core E350 AMD APU and a Hudson M1 FCH (Fusion Controller Hub). The graphics built into the E350 APU is a Radeon HD 6310 which accelerates Blu-ray playback and contains DirectX 11 so it can play today's latest games at 720p with moderate settings.
The Fusion APU uses up to 18 watts of power which allows a fully functional system build with this board to use around the same power as a 60 watt incandescent light bulb. A full review will be coming up in the next few weeks so make sure you stay tuned.