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  • Supports AMD Phenom™ / Athlon™ series processors
  • Solid capacitors design for CPU VRM
  • Dual Channel DDR2 1066 for remarkable system performance
  • Integrated NVIDIA Lumenex™ Engine
  • Ultimate graphics performance with PCI-E 2.0 x16 interface with NVIDIA Hybrid SLI support
  • Integrated SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function
  • Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet
  • Integrated 6/8 Channel High Definition audio
  • Integrated HDMI/ DVI interface with HDCP
* DDR2 1066 is supported with combination of AM2+ processors and DDR2 1066 memory modules, please refer "Memory Support List" for detail memory support information.
  • Introduction
    The GA-M78SM-S2H is GIGABYTE’s next generation, high performance platform based on the new NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Chipset and support for the new AMD Phenom™ quad-core processors, with the latest AM2+ platform support, integrated DDR2 1066 memory controller, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology links and 128-bit Floating Point Units. In addition, GA-M78SM-S2H features with two innovative S features- Safe, Smart technologies, further providing reliable and user friendly computing and reaching the maximum system performance easily via personalized software settings. GIGABYTE S series motherboards, the champion’s choice for AMD AM2+ platform!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AMD Live Ready
    AMD Live Ready Requirement compliant.
  • Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified
    Windows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and organize their digital information. With GIGABYTE AM2+/ AM2 solutions enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new....more
  • AMD Phenom™ processors
    The leading-edge performance and unparallel technology of AMD AM2+ Phenom™ processors have built its strength on the well-known AMD64 framework which consisted next generation of HyperTransport 3.0 Technology, and integrated DDR2 1066 memory controller, and 128-bit Floating Point Units. The AMD Phenom™ processors are an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments to offer significant performance boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Chipset
    The NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Chipset is the system logic of the latest AM2+ (HyperTransport 3.0) platform from AMD that enables its next generation Phenom™ processors. The NVIDIA GeForce 8200 chipset integrated NVIDIA® Lumenex™ graphics engine and NVIDIA® PureVideo® Technology. This unique combination of Integrated Graphics Processor (IGP) creates a single motherboard featuring a world-class DX10, Shader Model 4.0 graphics and can watch Blu-Ray HD Video, featuring NVIDIA Hybrid SLI Technology that includes GeForce Boost and Hybrid Power technology to provide faster and smoother game-play. In addition to providing intelligent power management to save energy.
  • NVIDIA Hybrid SLI Support
    • GeForce Boost™: Turbocharge the performance of your integrated GeForce GPU. Plug in an NVIDIA graphics card and enjoy the additive performance of GeForce Boost Technology, the easiest and most cost effective way to give your graphics performance an instant boost.
    • Hybrid Power™ : 2 Modes to deliver performance when you need it.
      Power Savings Mode: Delivers enhanced power savings with the ability to switch off the discrete graphics core when it’s not needed.
      Max Performance Mode: Turn on the juice for games or other graphics intensive applications.
    * Please use NVIDIA Hybrid SLI certified VGA card (i.e., NVIDIA GeForce 8400, GeForce 9300 series).
    ** NVIDIA Hybrid SLI current only supports Windows Vista.
  • Dual Channel DDR2 1066* MHz
    Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 1066* memory, featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.
    * DDR2 1066 is supported with combination of AM2+ processors and DDR2 1066 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™ - The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
    HDMI is the latest High-Definition Multimedia Interface able to provide up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-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. In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
  • 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 & RAID
    This platform supports reliable storage solution for enhanced data protection and data accessing performance. Serial ATA 3Gb/s is firstly introduced in this platform to provide blazingly 3Gb/s bus bandwidth thus higher disk performance. The NVIDIA® RAID allows multi-disk designs to be set up as RAID 0, 1, based on users' priority of protection/ performance. This NVIDIA RAID function makes the RAID even more accessible by introducing the innovative windows-based facility.
  • Smart
    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
    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
* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.