Gigabyte E350N-USB3 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 04-17-2011
Provided by: Gigabyte
First Look Cont.

The rear I/O panel consists of the following connections, from left to right: two USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 mouse /keyboard port, a VGA port, a DVI-D port, an optical S/PDIF out connector, an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two more USB 2.0 ports and six audio jacks (center/ subwoofer out, rear speaker out, side speaker out, line in, line out, mic in).

Physical connectors aside, the GA-E350N also features several of Gigabyte's flagship technologies.

As a member of Gigabyte's Ultra Durable 3 line, this board features a 2 oz Copper PCB which Gigabyte claims improves energy efficiency, lowers component temperature and enhances stability for overclocking. Also scattered across the board are Japanese Solid Capacitors, boasting 50,000 hours of operation.

Additionally the board supports 3x USB Power Boost which delivers greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off.

The E350N also features DualBIOS which automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. DualBIOS also now supports 3TB+ hard drives without the need for partitioning.

Let's move ahead and take a look at the hardware we will be using with the E350N.

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