GIGABYTE Announces GA-MA78GPM-DS2H, featuring DDR3 SidePort Memory for Outstanding Onboard Graphics

June 26, 2008 // 5:10 p.m.

Taipei, Taiwan, June 26, 2008 – GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to extend their range of AMD 780G solutions with their latest GA-MA78GPM-DS2H, providing enhanced integrated graphics performance for the AMD AM2+ platform with DirectX® 10 support and featuring 128MB of onboard DDR3 SidePort memory for an amazing up to 10% additional boost in 3D graphics performance.

Following on the heels of the widely acclaimed GA-MA78GM-S2H, the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-DS2H is also based on the AMD 780G chipset and offers outstanding future CPU headroom with support for AMD AM2 Athlon™ processors as well as the very latest AMD AM2+ platform with ultra low latency, high bandwidth (5200MT/s) Hyper Transport 3.0 technology. Utilizing a 4+1 power phase design, the GA-MA78GPM-DS2H fully supports high Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125W AMD CPUs.

At the heart of the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-DS2H lies the ATI Radeon® HD 3200 graphics core with support for DirectX® 10 graphics, Shader Model 4.0 and OpenGL2.0, delivering greater detail and realism for an enhanced overall visual experience. GIGABYTE delivers an even greater boost to the graphics performance of the ATI Radeon® 3200 by including 128MB of DDR3 SidePort memory onboard running at 1066MHz or 1333MHz (OC)*. Utilizing the SidePort memory rather than shared system memory, integrated graphics performance is enhanced by up to 10% additional, delivering a 3DMark06 score of 2300+**.

The GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-DS2H provides an exceptional high-definition multimedia experience with connectivity options including D-sub and DVI, as well as support for HDMI. In addition to featuring support for ATI AVIVO™ technology for flawlessly smooth video playback, the GA-MA78GPM-DS2H allows for playback of HD content up to 1080P, with full support for HDCP for Blu-Ray™ HD content. The GA-MA78GPM-DS2H also supports the innovative ATI UVD™ (Unified Video Decoder) technology, for incredibly fine image quality and smooth playback, all while consuming less power.

The GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-DS2H 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 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.

Unique GIGABYTE Technologies

Ultra Durable 2 Technology

The GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-DS2H utilizes all Solid, Lower ESR Capacitors from leading Japanese manufacturers, which provide enhanced system stability and longer component lifespan. In addition, the GA-MA78GPM-DS2H is equipped with Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs, delivering lower power consumption during the switching process, resulting in faster switching with less heat generation. The GA-MA78GPM-DS2H also utilizes the highest quality Ferrite Core Chokes, whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron core chokes at high frequency, providing reduced core energy loss and lower EMI interference for extended system reliability.

Dual BIOS™- Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection

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.

106dB SNR ALC8894 Audio Controller

GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-DS2H motherboards are equipped with the built-in High-Definition 7.1 + 2 channel Realtek ALC889A sound chip, whose 106dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) significantly reduces noise during signal transmission and supports Blu-ray playback for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.

Dolby Home Theater®

In addition, GIGABYTE has also included the powerful Dolby Home Theater® suite of audio technologies, which deliver a vivid surround sound listening experience for music, movies, and games, using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones. Designed to automatically deliver the best possible listening experience, Dolby Home Theater® includes Dolby Pro Logic II for maximum surround sound expansion, Dolby Headphone and Sound Space Expander for a virtualized audio experience, and Natural Bass enhancement for the richest quality sound.

Note

* 128MB DDR3 SidePort memory default setting is 1066MHz. Users can overclock, but 1333MHz is not guaranteed.

** 3DMark 2300+ marks was achieved by overclocking, please visit GIGABYTE website for details.

About GIGABYTE UNITED INC.

GIGABYTE UNITED INC., established in December 2006, is assuming the GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd. Brand, which for the past 20 years has been a world-renowned leader in the motherboard industry. Continuing to focus on its core businesses of GIGABYTE branded motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE UNITED INC. is committed to providing our valued customers with the highest quality products and services featuring the industry’s most innovative design.

In order to meet the challenges of today’s intensely competitive channel market, GIGABYTE UNITED INC. fully utilizes its key assets including its cutting-edge research and development team as well as its professional sales and marketing resources to continue to develop technologies to fit a complete range of digital life solutions. Now and for the future, GIGABYTE UNITED INC. will continue to embody the unique spirit and culture, which has made GIGABYTE one of the foremost brands in the industry.
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