GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support the new generation of AMD Phenom™II X 6 processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming. * Detailed support information, please refer the “CPU Support List”.
On/Off Charge Support
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology that enables faster iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch charging. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge technology allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, with the added benefit that the PC can be on, in standby mode or even off...more *Due to certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect the mobile phone to their PC before the PC enters S4/S5 mode to enable a quick charge from non On/Off Charge USB ports. Charging results may vary by model.
GA-MA78LM-S2H offers high performance platform based on AMD 760G chipset, it is integrated ATI Radeon HD 3000 (DX10) graphics engine and supports AMD AM3 Phenom II/ Phenom/ Athlon processors, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology links, DDR2 memory, PCI Express 2.0 graphics interface and so on. With the innovative GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver technology, GA-MA78LM-S2H 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, 3+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.
EC AOD-ACC Support
EC AOD-ACC is described as Embedded Controller for AMD OverDrive- Advanced Clock Calibration, which is the newest feature comes from AMD SB750/ SB710 SouthBridge chip, destined for the AMD Black Edition CPU to overclock through BIOS setting further than it was previously possible. * Please be noticed that GIGABYTE’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking.
Solid Capacitor for CPU VRM
Stable system operation depends upon the quality of CPU VRM (voltage regulator module). GIGABYTE adopts Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors for CPU VRM to ensure a longer lifespan for systems in daily operation and boost system stability under extreme conditions. CPU VRM with Solid Capacitors featuring better electronic conductivity, excellent heat resistance enhances system durability even operating in high temperature environment.
Dual Channel DDR2 1200+ MHz
Delivering native support for DDR2 memory up to 1200MHz, GIGABYTE 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. * DDR2 1200+ is supported with combination of AM3/ AM2+ processors and qualified memory modules, please refer "Memory Support List" for detail memory support information.
PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Interface
PCI-E 2.0 doubles the bus standard's bandwidth from 2.5 Gbit/s to 5 Gbit/s, meaning a x32 connector can transfer data at up to 16 GB/s in each direction. PCI-E 2.0 also features improvements to the point-to-point data transfer protocol and its software architecture.
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-MA78GM-DS2HP 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.
High Definition Audio
Experience home theater-quality sound with your PC using High Definition Audio for enhanced 6/ 8-channel* audio, improved voice and communication input, and multi-streaming capability. * To use 8-channel HD audio, please use the system case with HD audio front panel featured and see manual for detail configuration.
Gigabit LAN Connectivity
The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents.
SATA 3Gb/s storage interface
SATA 3Gb/s doubles bus bandwidth from 1.5Gb/s to 3Gb/s. SATA 3Gb/s facilitates bandwidth aggregation for multiple devices, enabling max through put as well as, higher cache through put performance in single drive configurations.
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™ 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.
The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S series provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!...more
Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design, reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!...more
Qualified for Windows® 7
The motherboard qualified for WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certification of Windows 7 from Microsoft®, setting the standard for future Windows 7 certified motherboards...more
- by David_W @Nov 01, 2010
Support for Socket AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™ II processor/ AMD Phenom™ processor/ AMD Athlon™ II processor/ AMD Athlon™ processor/ AMD Sempron™ processor
Hyper Transport Bus
North Bridge: AMD 760G
South Bridge: AMD SB710
2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR2 1200(O.C.) /1066/800 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC 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 ALC888B codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel (Note 4)
Support for S/PDIF In
Support for S/PDIF Out
Support for CD In
Realtek 8111D chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x PCI Express x1 slots
2 x PCI slots
1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
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 (8 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x CD In connector
1 x S/PDIF In/Out header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x serial port header
1 x clearing CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port (Note 2) (Note 3)
1 x HDMI port (Note 3)
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
ITE IT8718 chip
System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU overheating warning
CPU/System fan fail warning
CPU/System fan speed control (Note 5)
2 x 8 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Download Center
Support for Xpress Install
Support for Xpress Recovery2
Support for EasyTune (Note 6)
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Support for Microsoft® Windows® 7/ Vista/ XP
Mirco ATX Form Factor; 24.3cm x 22.0 cm
(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) To configure 7.1-channel audio, you need connect with the port of HD Audio standard via front panel and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver. (Note 5) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/ system cooler you install. (Note 6) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
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I purchased this board to repair a clients compaq. The motherboard was a great match for the computer. I didn't even have to restore the operating system as it all all drivers to update without errors. If you need a replacement board for an HP/Compaq product, this is the one to buy.
Built friend's computer with this board and so far no problems. I bought a few Gigabyte boards in the past and all of them still work perfectly. I would recommend this board for anyone building a basic computer.
This is actually my first product from Gigabyte and I'm throughly impressed. It's cheap to buy (and cheaper after pm), has a MIR, full hdmi, vga, and dvid connections, and actually decent build quality. For a cheap, surf the web using the plasma computer, this is the perfect fit!
Passive cooling creates a lot of heat with this mobo especially when using the integrated vid card. The card is a good deal, supports DDR2 ram for people who have some left. Come with one heatsink with a gigabyte logo on it, can be removed to increase airflow. Motherboard is sturdy and can only cores/OC.
Great boards for budget builds and office computers. DVI and HDMI output. As expected from Gigabyte, all componens (including capacitors) on the board are of excellent quality. The boards is also an excellent overclocker, reaching 270-280 MHz FSB without any issues. Be sure you know the limitations of the 760g chipset and see if these limitations will affect you prior to purchasing it; for office and surfing computers, this board is perfect.
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