The SATA ports, in particular, are perpendicular with the board, instead of parallel, so they shouldn’t be a hindrance in most home theatre-style cases. I need power and lots of it. If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. The graphics slot will come in handy should you want to build a media centre capable of running games at high resolutions, but the integrated graphics chip itself is adept at playing many older games smoothly at a resolution of x and without visual enhancements such as antialiasing turned on. But the most interesting feature of the integrated graphics chip is its ‘hybrid’ mode, which will only work under Windows Vista. The integrated graphics chip is called the Radeon HD ; it’s a DirectX based chip with 40 stream processors and a clock speed of MHz, but it relies on shared system memory instead of a dedicated frame buffer.

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If you’re on a budget and want to build a small, yet potent PC, this board is a worthy choice. Although it seems like the multiple colors s2hh odd, as soon as you ka78gm up, you’ll forget about the colors. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category. This bodes well for PCs that will be planted in lounge rooms or bedrooms.

It’s an all-in-one board — meaning it also has integrated graphics — and its small micro-ATX form factor makes it the perfect foundation for a home theatre-based PC. At x, CrossFire mode recorded 42fps, which is more than double what the Radeon HD recorded.


Without a doubt, compatibility is the most important factor in buying a memory upgrade for your laptop or computer. The SATA ports, in particular, are perpendicular with the board, instead of parallel, so they shouldn’t be a hindrance in most home theatre-style cases.

You may also like. It could use more than 2 PCI cards. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. I also saved a lot of money as one guy try to convince me of getting a whole new PC, when the only thing wrong was a faulty motherboard! It’s used to store data for programs sequences of instructions on a temporary basis.

Gigabyte Technology GA-MA78GM-S2H, Socket AM2+, AMD Motherboard

Using this mode at a resolution of x with a Sapphire Radeon HD graphics card, the board recorded a frame rate of 27fps frames per second in FEAR, which is 10 frames more than the Radeon HD chip recorded on its own.

There is a caveat. Compatible Memory sort price: Memory ma78tm DRAM is the “working” memory ma78gmm the computer. I need power and lots of it. The lowest-priced item that has been restored to working order by the manufacturer ‘manufacturer refurbished condition’ or an eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer ‘seller refurbished condition’.

View our privacy policy before signing up. Using our aforementioned Athlon 64 X2 e CPU, and the integrated graphics which are part of the passively cooled G chipsetwe could barely hear the system ma78ym.

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Not require d by the HD It’s not top-notch, but it’ll run Crysis. Show less Show more. Then when you install a Radeon HD card in the PCI Express slot, the CrossFire option will show up in the driver, which will allow both the new card and the integrated graphics to work simultaneously.


Membership is free, and s2g security and privacy remain protected. Unfortunately, ‘hybrid’ mode isn’t documented anywhere in the motherboard’s manual.


I needed this part and couldn’t find it any where! With so many variations in memory, it’s important to understand just exactly what will work — and what won’t — in your system. We didn’t have any problems setting it up either, as the supplied driver disc’s ‘one-click’ installation program detected and installed all of the board’s components smoothly although we did have to use a separate disc for the graphics driver.

With 10 USB 2. It arrived yesterday so I replaced the old faulty one with the new motherboard to match all my specs, case size and other hardware! Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

This means the item has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition. Compatible SSDs sort price: Cons The ‘hybrid’ feature isn’t documented in the manual. Best Selling in Motherboards See all.

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money.