It is really nice to see that ASUS has chose to use spring-loaded screws rather than conventional push-pins to secure the heatsink onto the processor.

The heatsink on the E35M1-I DELUXE is large. Most of you guys must be thinking why does a processor with low TDP require such a large cooler? As this board adopts passive cooling, the large surface area of the heatsink will do the job nicely of cooling the processor without any help from a fan.


The copper base is soldered onto two heat pipes. ASUS could have used heat pipe direct touch for better heat transfer, like they have done so on their DirectCU series of graphics cards.