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MSI Reveals AMD Fusion E350IA-E45 Mini-ITX

MSI has released the details for their upcoming E350IA-E45 mini-ITX motherboard. The board is targeted for the HTPC builder and due to its integrated AMD Fusion APU; it’s also suitable for light gaming.  MSI has also included a PCI Express x16 slot, a feature that was not included on its Sandy Bridge mini-ITX offering, but it’s limited to x4 speed.

The E350IA-E45 uses the AMD ‘Brazos’ E350 Accelerated Processing Unit that combines a dual-core 1.6 GHz processor and a DirectX 11 Radeon HD 6310 GPU. Video outputs include an HDMI port and VGA connector.

Memory support is provided via two DIMM slots with a maximum capacity of 8 GB of DDR3-1333.

Drive connectivity is provided via 4 SATA III 6Gbps ports. USB 3.0 is offered via two rear panel ports and USB 2.0 is handled by six more rear ports and two internal headers. Audio is standard 7.1 channel HD with both coaxial and optical SPDIF outputs. A Gigabit LAN port is also included.

MSI is promising maximum lifespan and reliability with their All Solid Capacitors and have included support for their proprietary i-Charge technology to provide faster charging of high powered USB devices.

Pricing and availability for the E350IA-E45 are not yet available.