Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

We matched up the Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 against a couple offerings from ECS, ASRock, and Zotac to showcase some of the differences users will notice between Brazos, Atom/Ion, and legacy Intel Core 2 Duo-based mini ITX boards. The Zotac board has an NVidia 9300 GPU onboard, so it will be interesting to see the benchmarks results between these radically different chipsets. But, this comparison should provide us a good overview of the GA-E350N-USB3’s capabilities and general performance features.

CPU-Z screenshots

 

Test System Setup

CPU

AMD E-350 (running at 1.6GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (running at 2.8GHz) 
Intel Atom 330 (running at 1.6GHz)

Motherboards

Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3
ECS HDC-I Fusion
ASRock A330ION
Zotac 9300-ITX WiFi LGA775 

Memory 

OCZ Technology (2 x 2GB) DDR2-800 Dual Channel
Kingston (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Dual Channel
Patriot Sector 5 (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Dual Channel

Hard Drive

Western Digital 150GB Raptor SATA 3GB/s 

Sound Card

Onboard sound

Video Card

Onboard video – AMD APU (AMD Radeon HD 6310, NVIDIA ION MCP7A-ION, NVIDIA 9300)

Video Drivers

NVIDIA: 190.38; AMD: 8.820
Power Supply Corsair 750W PSU 

DirectX Version

DX 9, DX10, and DX11

Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

 

Benchmarks used:

– SiSoft Sandra 2011

– CineBench 10

– Handbrake 0.9.8 DVD compression

– 3DMark Vantage

– PCMark Vantage 

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