Asus has updated its micro-ATX motherboard lineup with yet another model, the E45M1-M Pro featuring AMD's E-450 APU. Listed on Asus' site, together with the rest of the E-350 based motherboards, the new E45M1-M Pro is currently the only Asus motherboard with the E-450 APU.
Although it looks identical to the E35M1-M Pro, the main update is under the big passive heatsink that now hides the new E-450 APU. The E-450 is clocked at 1.65GHz, features two Bobcat cores and packs Radeon HD 6320 graphics with 80 stream processors. Altough it just looks like a 50MHz clock bump, when compared to the E-350, the E-450 also features AMD's TurboCore that takes the GPU clock from 500MHz all the way up to 600MHz.
As far as the specs are concerned, this one is identical to the previously released E35M1-M Pro and features a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot, PCI-Express x1 and two PCI slots, two memory slots with support for up to 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory. It has five SATA 6Gbps ports and one eSATA port, Realtek's 8-channel audio, Gigabit LAN, two USB 3.0 and twelve USB 2.0 ports.
It also comes with Asus' EPU, Protect 3, Turbo Key and UEFI BIOS features. The motherboard features DVI, HDMI and D-Sub outputs. Unfortunately, the price or the precise availability date haven't been announced.