Gigabyte and SOYO AMD Zacate mainboards leak

Dec 15, 2010
Gigabyte and SOYO AMD Zacate mainboards leak

Motherboards from two manufacturers using AMD's Zacate Fusion APU have leaked, headed to low-cost desktop PC systems in 2011. Gigabyte's GA-E350V-USB3 mainboard showed up at X-bit labs, while the SOYO brand has seemingly been revived for an unnamed Zacate 'board spotted at Expreview. Both use the 1.6GHz dual-core AMD E350 CPU.

Of the two it's the Gigabyte which seems more advanced. It allows for memory overclocking - from 1333MHz to 1800MHz - along with USB 3.0 support, multi-channel audio, VGA and DVI-I ports, and SATA connections for up to four drives; it also has a PCI Express x16 slot. The SOYO lacks the USB 3.0 support, but has six SATA ports, four USB 2.0 and HDMI/DVI/VGA outputs, along with PCI Express x16, PCI Express x1 and PCI slots

As for the E350 Zacate chip itself, that incorporates the dual 1.6GHz Bobcat cores along with a Radeon HD 6310 GPU with 80 stream processors. It also gets a UVD 3.0 engine and has an 18W TDP.

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