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GIGABYTE Announces MA78GM-S2H Motherboard

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    GIGABYTE is proud to announce its latest GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard featuring the AMD 780G chipset, the first DirectX 10 IGP (Integrated Graphics Processor) solution for the AM2+ platform, providing the ultimate in IGP graphics performance.

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    Based on the AMD 780G chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H offers outstanding future CPU headroom with support for AMD AM2 Athlon64 series processors as well as the very latest AM2+ Phenom series processors with ultra low latency, high bandwidth (5200MT/s) Hyper Transport 3.0 technology.

    At the heart of the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H lies the ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics core with DirectX 10 graphics support, delivering greater detail and greater realism for a greater overall visual experience. Featuring record setting IGP graphics performance with a 3DMark06 score of 1500 or greater, the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H provides an exceptional high-definition multimedia experience. In addition to featuring support for ATI Avivo HD technology for flawlessly smooth video playback, the GA-MA78GM-S2H allows for playback of the latest Blu-Ray HD content with support for the innovative ATI UVD technology, for incredibly fine image quality and smooth playback, all while consuming less power.

    The GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H also provides an additional PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphics interface to support the ground breaking ATI Hybrid Graphics technology, allowing users to combine the power of their integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics core by adding an additional discrete graphics card, for enhanced gaming performance, productivity and power efficiency.

    ATI Hybrid CrossFireX
    Both integrated and discrete graphics simultaneously work together to boost 3D graphics performance up to 70%, unleashing faster frame rates to take gaming to a whole new level (with ATI Radeon HD 2400 and 3400 series of ATI Hybrid CrossFireX certified VGA cards).

    ATI SurroundView
    Provides support for 4 or more monitors with the addition of a discrete graphics card, allowing users to maximize their productivity.

    ATI PowerPlay
    Smart power management that that enables power saving profiles to help reduce power consumption when the graphics processor is idle or in minimal use for reduced system temperatures and fan noise.

    In addition to featuring an integrated DVI/HDMI interface with HDCP, the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H is equipped with the built-in high-definition 7.1 + 2 channel Realtek ALC889A sound chip, whose 106dB signal-to-noise ratio significantly reduces noise during signal transmission. Supporting Full Rate Lossless Audio support for Blu-ray HD media, the GA-MA78GM-S2H delivers the ultimate home theater entertainment experience.

    The GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H also features the highest quality components including a Solid Capacitor design for the CPU VRM, providing ultimate system stability and reliability.

    Source: GIGABYTE
  2. suraswami


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    Its not available at Newegg! Is it available in US? I have seen this with some online retailers but not sure if they are legitimate.
  3. jbizzler New Member

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    Give it a day or two.

    This looks like the greatest non-enthusiest board I've ever seen.
  4. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    Simply awesome. This would be superb in my HTPC I plan to build. Combined with a low to low mid hd radeon card, for hybrid crossfire, superb.
  5. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    some AF base
  6. department76

    department76 New Member

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    agreed, that looks like it'd make a killer HTPC. plenty of display options and capable onboard sound (you'd be using digital anyways so a dedicated soundcard wouldn't matter so much), perfect! hell, put a phenom in there and a couple big drives and make it a media server as well.

    maybe if my main system wasnt 8 feet from my HT setup then i'd make an HTPC lol.

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