The GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H Motherboard Receives Overwhelming Media Approval

GIGABYTE's 780G onboard graphic motherboard with Industrial leading specifications and unmatched 3D overclocking performance delivers a rich, High-Definition home theater entertainment experience.

The reviews are in, and GIGABYTE's GA-MA78GM-S2H has received high marks with some of the world's top media reviewers.

Based on the AMD 780G chipset with integrated ATI Radeon® HD 3200 graphics core, the first DirectX® 10 IGP solution for the AM2+ platform, the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H delivers outstanding graphics performance usually reserved for a discrete solution. Providing excellent overclocking capabilities, the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H is able to boost the GPU frequency up to 950MHz, delivering unprecedented UMA graphics performance with a 3DMARK06 score of 2000 or higher. The GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H also features the highest quality component design for the CPU VRM, providing ultimate system stability and utmost reliability.

At the heart of the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H lies the ATI Radeon® HD 3200 graphics core, featuring support for DirectX® 10, Shader Model 4.0 and OpenGL2.0 as well as meeting the official HDMI 1.3 certification. High-Definition 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 AMD 780G was to meet the HDCP specification for output protection management and security specifications of the latest Blu-Ray™ media format. Featuring support for ATI's Avivo™ technology, the GA-MA78GM-S2H provides ultra smooth playback of the latest Blu-Ray™ HD content, and with support for the innovative ATI UVD™ technology, provides spectacular picture clarity at resolution up to 1080p for incredibly fine image quality.

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 with DTS 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.

But don't just take our word for it. Here's what some of the top media has to say about the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H.

ZOL 中關村在線 2/18/08 技嘉最強DX10版混合交火780G應用測試
"從性能而言,該款技嘉MA78GM-S2H主板基於目前首款高性能的DX10整合晶片組——AMD 780G,整合了高性能的HD 3200顯示核心,足以應對目前主流的各類3D遊戲,並在入門級DX10中提供更好的相容性"
HKEPC 2/27/08 ATI Hybrid Graphics初體驗
"此次 ATI Hybrid Graphics 測試,我們找來 GIGABYTE 推出的 AMD 780G with Radeon HD 3200 Graphics 主機板作樣本,產品型號為「 GA-MA78GM-S2H 」,採用 MicroATX 設計設計,其採用 RS780 北橋晶片、南橋為 SB700 南晶片。 VRM 供用四相位設計,並採用較耐久的固態電容及密封式電感,用料不俗。"
OCWorkbench 2/27/08 Introduction to GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD 780G+SB700 mainboard
"GIGABYTE has again come out with a complete solution for HTPC users. The 1394 and eSATA is definitely one of the plus points of this board."
TechReport 3/4/08 AMD's 780G chipset - Integrated graphics all grown up
"The 780G's case is further helped by GIGABYTE's excellent implementation in the GA-MA78GM-S2H."
Tom's Hardware 3/4/08 AMD's New 780G Chipset Has Powerful GPU
"Pressing CTRL+F1 in the BIOS of the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard opens a hidden menu that allows you to change the GPU's clock speed. We were able to boost the sample's GPU frequency from 500 MHz to 950 MHz."
HEXUS 3/4/08 AMD RS780G - integrated graphics redefined!
"AMD's lined up a bunch of partners for 780G's official launch and GIGABYTE's effort, priced at around £75, is decent enough in most respects."
Extreme Tech 3/4/08 AMD's 780G Delivers Hybrid Graphics,1697,2272623,00.asp
"The GIGABYTE board we're using is a Micro ATX form factor, but pretty full-featured. Especially noteworthy is that the rear panel includes DVI, VGA, and HDMI plugs, along with 4 USB ports, FireWire, eSATA, TOSLink optical audio output, and gigabit Ethernet. It's totally fanless, and probably a very good contender for a home theater PC."
Hot Hardware 3/4/08 AMD 780G Chipset and Athlon X2 4850e Preview
"Although the GA-MA78GM-S2H fits onto a microATX form factor, the board comes loaded with integrated functionality. As mentioned you have a choice of three display outputs. The 15-pin VGA connector is tied to one of the display controllers, while the DVI and HDMI outputs share the other."
PC Perspective 3/4/08 AMD 780G Chipset Preview - GIGABYTE MA78GM-S2H Evaluated
"If you are on the lookout for a new motherboard for an HTPC that can do some gaming as well while remaining quiet and cool, the GIGABYTE MA78GM-S2H using the AMD 780G chipset is the perfect option."
TachwareLabs 3/4/08 New AMD 780G Platform and Low Power 4850e Processor
"GIGABYTE's GA-MA78GM-S2H, aside from having a really long name, has designed a platform here that we really like."
Bit-tech 3/4/08 AMD's 780G integrated graphics chipset
"The GIGABYTE performance is excellent, on average exceeding every other board by a significant margin."
Silent PC Review 3/6/08 AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
"the MA78GM has no equal — it's so feature-laden that it presents an unprecedented value. In real life, it's an excellent overclocker and the CPU fan control is well implemented."
AnandTech 3/10/08 AMD 780G: Preview of the Best Current IGP Solution
"The GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H was selected as our AMD 780G platform representative today. AMD provided this board for the press kits as it is one of the most feature laden 780G boards in the market."
Legit Reviews 3/11/08 AMD 780G Chipset - GIGABYTE MA78GM-S2H Motherboard
"The GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard is a great example of what the 780G chipset can do when properly used. The board didn't leave us with any bad to say as it was found to be stable with a BIOS that could easily worked with."
FiringSquad 3/12/08 AMD 780G Overclocking and Performance Preview
"GIGABYTE also provides more connectivity options on the backplane of their motherboard. In addition to the display outputs, I find a FireWire, eSATA, and S/PDIF connections on the back panel of the GIGABYTE motherboard. ASUS elected not to include these features on the back of the M3A78-EMH HDMI."
Digital Daily 3/28/08 GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H (AMD 780G)
"Now, conclusions regarding GIGABYTE MA78GM-S2H. It is a high-quality implementation of the 780G capabilities, without any visible flaws."
"good results for overclocking the CPU and the core Radeon HD3200"