Atom versus Fusion; integrated system faceoff
Subject: Systems | March 14, 2011 - 04:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
InsideHW took a new ASUS E35 M1-M PRO and pitted it against an Atom D525 based Gigabyte GA-D525TUD system. The ASUS board can handle DDR3 of a faster speed and uses SATA 6/Gbs solely, the Atom board is stuck at DDR3-800 and SATA3 though it does tend to cost less than Brazos platforms. Read on to see how they compare.
"It’s the factual state of affairs that integration is our imminent future, reinforced every day through announcements and presentation of various new technologies. The lack of upgrade options is something that we seem to be willing to renounce in order to get complete and efficient solutions. Intel’s latest CPU series has reduced overclocking to a lower level, thus announcing the direction that new products and technologies are about to take. Consequently, the hotly anticipated AMD Fusion, the first in the line of entirely integrated solutions, has finally reached us, in the form of ASUS E35 M1-M PRO model, carrying the currently strongest Zacate APU..."
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