SAPPHIRE’s been very busy working on new products the past few months, and it looks like that work has paid off for them. They’ve just announced the Pure White Fusion E350M1W—a bit of a mouthful, but definitely deserving. This is the first motherboard to hit the market which features AMD’s Fusion APU technology.
Surprisingly, this board will not only be offered globally, but comes in a mini-ITX form factor. It sports an integrated AMD E350 “Zacate” APU performing CPU and GPU duties, coupled to the Hudson-M1 I/O hub. SAPPHIRE has given the finished product five SATA 6Gb ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a 16x (electrical 4x) PCI-Express slot for graphics, support for up to 4GB of memory, and an onboard Mini PCI-Express 2.0 slot suitable for many wireless cards. Upping the connectivity further, the Pure White Fusion also has onboard Gigabit Ethernet and integrated Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR.
All of this fits into a mini-ITX platform measuring only 170 x 170mm (that’s less than 7 inches to a side!), with extremely low power consumption, and the capability to play HD video over DVI-D as well as HDMI. It will run Windows Vista or 7 today, making it a perfect HTPC platform.
The Pure White Fusion E350M1W is in production today. No word on pricing, but expect it to be available from distributors and resellers shortly.