MSI launches first AMD Fusion APU mainboard

Bristling mini-ITX board aimed at HTPC market
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Mainboard and graphics card specialist MSI announced the MSI E350IA-E45 mainboard powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core AMD E350 APU incorporating Radeon HD6310 graphics.

The manufacturer said that the E350IA-E45 "offers all the features you could expect in the ultimate Home Entertainment Platform." 

Aimed at the home theatre PC (HTPC) market, the new mini-ITX mainboard is equipped with HDMI video output which also features 7.1 channel audio. There's also seperate optical and coax SPDIF digital audio connectors. 

For storage tasks, E350IA-E45 is armed with USB 3.0 ports and 6Gbps SATA ports. The board is also capable of fast-charging mobile devices such as tablets via the MSI i-Charger technology via USB ports.

No pricing was yet provided.

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