The GA-MA785GMT-UD2H introduces revolutionary GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 technology on AMD platform with featuring 2 oz copper PCB and further helps to reduce the system temperature and dramatically enhance the performance. Based on AMD 785G chipset, GA-MA785GMT-UD2H is integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 (DX10.1) graphics engine and supports AMD Phenom™ II quad-core processors, DDR3 memory modules, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology links, PCI Express 2.0 graphics interface and so on. With the innovative GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver technology, GA-MA785GMT-UD2H is able to provide user friendly computing, reach the maximum system performance easily while still able to save the power and environment in real life at the same time.
Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU This motherboard designs with Split Power Plane, 4+1 phase VRM to support AMD the latest 45nm AM3 Phenom™II series processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.
AMD OverDrive Support The AMD OverDrive™ utility is provided by AMD, offering high-end users the ability to maximize the capability, flexibility, and adjustability of the platforms utilizing AMD processors, sockets, and chipsets. * For download site of AMD OverDrive™, please visit AMD official website for details: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_overdrive.aspx ** The support condition of this utility may vary by models(chipsets).
AMD 785G 3D Graphics Performance Upgrade- up to 3DMark 2006 2700 marks!! The 3DMark 2006 is a benchmark software which is from Futuremark Corporation and generally used on analyzing a PC performance of DirectX® 3D visualization, especially a valuable guideline for gaming users as reference.
3DMark06 2868 marks on 785G system configuration AMD AthlonII X2 440 (OC), GPU@ 1100MHz (OC), 4GB DDR3-1864(OC), Vista 32, 3DMark06 (1280x1024)
* 2700+ marks in 3DMark06 was achieved by overclocking. * Please be aware that GIGABYTE's product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking.
ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology support Experience the advanced ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology, which is including ATI Hybrid CrossFireX™, ATI SurroundView™, and ATI PowerPlay™ with Windows Vista and XP* supported. With combination of onboard GPU and a single VGA card’s GPU*, ATI Hybrid CrossFireX™ can bring remarkable display performance on AMD platform, and also further to increase your overall system value. ATI SurroundView™ allows 4 or more monitors support at once and also ATI PowerPlay™ enables power saving profiles to help reduce power consumption and further resulting in reduced system temperatures and fan noise. * For Windows XP, please must install AMD Chipset driver version 8.51 or later. ** Please use ATI Hybrid CrossFireX certified VGA card (i.e., ATI Radeon HD 2400, 3400 series).
Ultra Durable 3 – Classic
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards once again lead the motherboard industry for the highest quality and most innovative motherboard design. Featuring the industry’s first consumer desktop motherboard design to introduce 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers, delivering a dramatically lower system temperature, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards are equipped with the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable signature features including Japanese Solid Capacitors boasting an operational life time of more than 50,000 hours, and GIGABYTE patented DualBIOS™ technology (providing dual hardware BIOS protection). GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards promise to provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games.
Dual Channel DDR3 1800+ MHz Delivering native support for DDR3 memory up to 1800MHz, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards allow users to easily reach higher memory frequencies at lower voltages; achieving higher memory performance with lower power consumption to run even the most memory intensive applications such as high-definition video and 3D games with ease.
GIGABYTE innovative technology- Easy Energy Saver Featuring an advanced proprietary software design, GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver is able to dynamically adjust CPU power depending on workload, delivering just the right amount of power needed for the task. Coupled with AMD’s highly efficient AM2+ and latest 45nm AM3 CPU, the Easy Energy Saver is able to provide exceptional levels of power savings and enhanced power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance. * Easy Energy Saver only supports AMD AM2+ and new generation AM3 CPU.
EasyTune6 GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.
DualBIOS™ - Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection DualBIOS™ is a GIGABYTE patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating.
Dolby Home Theater® - Enjoy a Rich Home Theater Surround Sound Experience Dolby Home Theater places listeners in the middle of the action, giving their PCs a powerful set of tools to deliver a cinema-style experience in vivid surround sound.
Delivers vivid surround sound for music, movies, and games, using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones
Designed to automatically deliver the best possible listening experience
HDMI 1.3* certification, support Full HD 1080P HDMI is able to provide up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and multi-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. GA-MA785GMT-UD2H has obtained the latest HDMI 1.3* certification, able to support Full HD 1080p multi-media and HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) which allowing Blu-ray/ HD DVD and other protected contents playback. * HDMI 1.3 certified in video spec only.
ALC889A Enables a Superior Audio Experience
Excellent Audio Performance High-performance DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) with 106 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback quality, designed especially for Windows Vista Premium PCs.
Blu-ray/HD DVD Full Rate Audio Support The ALC889A enables high quality Full Rate Lossless Audio for content protected media and support for both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.
7.1+2 Channel High Definition Output The ALC889A provides support for 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs.
Windows® 7 WHQL Certified The motherboard has obtained WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certification for Windows 7 from Microsoft®, setting the standard for future Windows 7 certified motherboards...more
- by David_W @Mar 10, 2010
Support for AM3 processors: AMD PhenomTM II processor/ AMD Athlon™ II processor
Hyper Transport Bus
North Bridge: AMD 785G
South Bridge: AMD SB710
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 1800 (OC)/1666/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
Integrated in the North Bridge:
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port (Note 2) (Note 3)
1 x HDMI port (Note 3)
Realtek ALC889A codec
High Definition Audio
Support for Dolby Home Theater
Support for S/PDIF In/Out
Support for CD In
Realtek 8111C chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) (The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
5 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 5 SATA 3Gb/s devices
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port on the back panel supporting up to 1 SATA 3Gb/s device
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and JBOD
iTE IT8718 chip:
1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
Integrated in the South Bridge
Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 8 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
Up to 2 IEEE 1394a ports (1 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header)
(Note 1) Due to Windows Vista/XP 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB. (Note 2) The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter. (Note 3) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported. (Note 4) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install. (Note 5) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
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Bjorn3D review: The MA785GMT-UD2H is a nice board, with enough ports and features to satisfy budget buyers. Gigabyte goes a step further by pairing the board with the Realtek ALC889A codec to give it support for Dolby Home Theater through S/PDIF. AHCI support is a question mark.
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Great unlocking and overclocking board! This board is virtually identical to the MA-785GM-S2H DDR2 version, and I can confirm that it overclocks and unlocks just as well. Runs G.Skill DDR3-1600 perfectly with various processors (tried multiple chips: Sempron 140, Athlon II X2 250, and Phenom X2 550BE).
I bought this to upgrade the Pentium 4 crappy computer of the mom of my GF. I couldn't believe how cheap it was to make her computer at least 10x faster. I've used 2x1Gb OCZ DDR3 40$ and AMD X2 250 at 70$.
This is an excellent motherboard. It's Gigabyte, so quality bas always. Its got every port you can imagine. 6 USB PS/2, eSATA, FW 400, 10/100/100 ethernet, everything. Still have legacy support for IDE and Floppy so that good.
This is like the ultimate HTPC board.. m-atx 4 ddr3 slots hdmi video ext sata and firewire loads of bios options...there's not another board out there that has all these features together and anywhere close to this price ...popped in an athlon x4 620 and 4gb of ddr3 and a blue ray drive and wow the video output on this seems loads better compared to my old 8600gts ...it even handles WoW 1280x720 at high settings thanks Gigabyte!
For under $200 you have an excellent high quality MB and the ability to turn a dual core 550 to quad core as well as decent on board video capability. At this price you just can't go wrong. Just add your ram, and if you need more power for gaming a decent video card and your good to go.
I like any mainboard that allows voltage to be lowered and not just raised. I wish all motherboard makers did that. The only issue I have is that both boards will occasionally shut down upon insertion of a USB device. It's not an electrical issue with the case or power supply cause they are in differnt cases with different supplies.
This review was modfied by poster @ 01-15-10 11:08 PM
Would and probably will buy another of these. Maybe even another for a gift system. Runs nice and tight. After struggling over a cratered RAM module this thing booted up no problem at all and is solid so far. Have to love the 2oz. copper layer. Bios is pretty good with loads of options.
Would/will buy again.
This review was modfied by poster @ 01-14-10 12:14 AM
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