GIGABYTE Announces Richly-Featured MA78GM-S2H

Taipei, Taiwan, March 04, 2008 – GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce their 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.

Based on the AMD 780G chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H offers outstanding future CPU headroom with support for AMD AM2 Athlon™64 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.

Supported ATI Hybrid Graphics Technologies
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.