Gigabyte has extended their line-up of AMD 780G-based motherboards to now include the new ATX form factor with the GA-MA78G-DS3H.
The new motherboard features the AMD 780G chipset touted as the first DirectX 10 IGP (Integrated Graphics Processor) solution for the AM2+ platform.
The company says that the GA-MA78G-DS3H offers future CPU headroom with support for AM2 Athlon processors as well as the latest AM2+ Phenom processors with ultra low latency, and high-bandwidth Hyper Transport 3.0 (5200MT/s) technology.
At the center of the motherboard lies the ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics core, featuring support for DirectX 10, Shader Model 4.0, and OpenGL2.0. With IGP overclocking ability, it can boost the GPU frequency up to 950MHz, delivering unprecedented UMA graphics performance with a 3DMARK06 score of 2000 or higher.
Gigabyte claims that the AMD 780G meets the HDCP specifications for output protection management and security specifications of the latest Blu-ray media format. Featuring support for ATI UVD (Universal Video Decoder) technology and ATI Avivo technology, the GA-MA78G-DS3H provides spectacular picture clarity at resolution up to Full HD 1080P for fine image quality and smooth playback. HD multimedia support is carried throughout the Radeon HD 3200 outputs, which include not only D-Sub and DVI, but also HDMI to support numerous monitors.
The GA-MA78G-DS3H also provides an additional PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphics interface and a PCI-E2.0 x4 expansion slot to support ground-breaking ATI Hybrid Graphics technology. This allows users to combine the power of the integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics core, by adding an additional discrete graphics card, for enhanced 3D gaming performance, productivity, and power efficiency.
The motherboard comes with a built-in HD 7.1 + 2 channel Realtek ALC889A audio chip, whose 106dB signal-to-noise ratio significantly reduces noise during signal transmission, claims the company. It also features high-quality components including a Solid Capacitor design for the CPU VRM that provides ultimate system stability and reliability.