GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support the new generation of AMD Phenom™II X 6 processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.
On/Off Charge Support
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology that enables faster iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch charging. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge technology allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, with the added benefit that the PC can be on, in standby mode or even off...more *Due to certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect the mobile phone to their PC before the PC enters S4/S5 mode to enable a quick charge from non On/Off Charge USB ports. Charging results may vary by model.
The GA-MA785GM-US2H introduces revolutionary GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 technology on AMD platform with featuring 2 oz copper PCB and further helps to reduce the system temperature and dramatically enhance the performance. Based on AMD 785G chipset, GA-MA785GM-US2H is integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 (DX10.1) graphics engine and supports AMD Phenom™ quad-core processors, DDR2 memory modules, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology links, PCI Express 2.0 graphics interface and so on. With the innovative GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver technology, GA-MA785GM-US2H is able to provide user friendly computing, reach the maximum system performance easily while still able to save the power and environment in real life at the same time.
Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU
This motherboard designs with Split Power Plane, 4+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.
AMD 785G 3D Graphics Performance Upgrade- up to 3DMark 2006 2300 marks!!
The 3DMark 2006 is a benchmark software which is from Futuremark Corporation and generally used on analyzing a PC performance of DirectX® 3D visualization, especially a valuable guideline for gaming users as reference.
Software equipment required: [Benchmark] 3DMark 2006, [Resolution] 1280x1024x32 (no AA, no AF, 32bpp).
* 2300+ marks in 3DMark06 was achieved by overclocking. * Please be aware that GIGABYTE's product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking.
ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology support
ATI Hybrid Graphics is a technology umbrella brand encompassing several technologies, such as ATI Hybrid CrossFireX™, ATI SurroundView™, ATI PowerPlay™, etc. that allow both an AMD integrated graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor to work co-operatively on an AMD based system to provide enhanced gaming performance, productivity and platform efficiency to the mainstream PC. * Please use ATI Hybrid CrossFireX certified DX10.1 VGA card (i.e., ATI Radeon HD 3400-series, etc.), detail information please refer to AMD website.
Ultra Durable 3 – Classic
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards once again lead the motherboard industry for the highest quality and most innovative motherboard design. Featuring the industry’s first consumer desktop motherboard design to introduce 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers, delivering a dramatically lower system temperature, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking.GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards are equipped with the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable signature features including Japanese Solid Capacitors boasting an operational life time of more than 50,000 hours, Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs (providing lower resistance to reduce power consumption and heat generation) and GIGABYTE patented DualBIOS™ technology (providing dual hardware BIOS protection). GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards promise to provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games.
Dual Channel DDR2 1200+ MHz
Delivering native support for DDR2 memory up to 1200MHz, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards allow users to easily reach higher memory frequencies at lower voltages; achieving higher memory performance with lower power consumption to run even the most memory intensive applications such as high-definition video and 3D games with ease.
GIGABYTE innovative technology- Easy Energy Saver
Featuring an advanced proprietary software design, GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver is able to dynamically adjust CPU power depending on workload, delivering just the right amount of power needed for the task. Coupled with AMD’s highly efficient AM2+ and latest 45nm AM3 CPU, the Easy Energy Saver is able to provide exceptional levels of power savings and enhanced power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance. * Easy Energy Saver only supports AMD AM2+ and new generation AM3 CPU.
GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.
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.
HDMI 1.3* certification, support Full HD 1080P
HDMI is able to provide up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and multi-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. GA-MA785GM-US2H has obtained the latest HDMI 1.3* certification, able to support Full HD 1080p multi-media and HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) which allowing Blu-ray/ HD DVD and other protected contents playback. * HDMI 1.3 certified in video spec only.
ALC889A Enables a Superior Audio Experience
Excellent Audio Performance High-performance DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) with 106 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback quality, designed especially for Windows Vista Premium PCs.
Blu-ray/HD DVD Full Rate Audio Support The ALC889A enables high quality Full Rate Lossless Audio for content protected media and support for both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.
7.1+2 Channel High Definition Output The ALC889A provides support for 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs.
Windows® 7 WHQL Certified
The motherboard has obtained WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certification for Windows 7 from Microsoft®, setting the standard for future Windows 7 certified motherboards...more
- by David_W @Nov 01, 2010
Support for AM3/AM2+/AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™ II processor/ AMD Phenom™ processor/ AMD Athlon™ II processor/ AMD Athlon™ processor/ AMD Sempron™ processor
Hyper Transport Bus
North Bridge: AMD 785G
South Bridge: AMD SB710
4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR2 1200 (OC)/1066(Note2)/800/667 MHz memory modules
Integrated in the North Bridge:
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port (Note 3) (Note 4)
1 x HDMI port (Note 4)
Realtek ALC889A codec
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF In/Out
Support for CD In
Realtek 8111C chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) (The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
5 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 5 SATA 3Gb/s devices
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port on the back panel supporting up to 1 SATA 3Gb/s device
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and JBOD
iTE IT8718 chip:
1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
Integrated in the South Bridge
Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 8 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
Up to 2 IEEE 1394a ports (1 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header)
(Note 1) Due to Windows Vista/XP 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB. (Note 2) Whether 1066 MHz or above memory speed is supported depends on the CPU being used. (Note 3) The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter. (Note 4) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported. (Note 5) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install. (Note 6) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model. (Note 7) Due to the hardware limitation, you must install the AMD AM3/ AM2+ Series CPU to enable support for Easy Energy Saver.
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- Very versatile board for people who have AM2 or AM2+ CPUs and DDR2 ram, use this as a HTPC board and used both an older AM2 Athlon x2 4200+ and a Phenom II x4 940 and both worked well ... had older DDR2 ram lying around which was the main reason I went with this instead of a newer chipset
The mobo has been fairly good for my HTPC. The overclock capability is decent for a budget build. Managed to get my Athlon 640 to 3.7ghz on it. The only issue i had was the audio problem. Sometimes you will not get sound out of the HDMI. First to get sound from HDMI you must set the audio output default to HDMI. This will make the sound work, however, randomly sometimes after you restart the computer, you will no longer get audio output from HDMI anymore. To fix this, you have to unplug and replug the HDMI for it to detect it again. Although after a while, even this didnt work very often. I had to opt to switch my mobo with my old computer and build another ati 5450 for the other mobo to get HDMI output to the TV... So yeah i wasted another $60 for the 5450.
I'm impressed with this board. It was easy to install and it works very well in my HTPC/Gaming PC. Had a bit of confusion with the HDD activity LED wiring but I'm a n00b and it could've been worse. As with other Gigabyte mobos the RAM slots are close to the CPU slot and I ended up having to take my cooler off and install the RAM first. I've heard that other companies' value boards can be junk so I feel I made a good purchase.
This is a great motherboard for the foundation of my HTPC. It handles HD playback flawlessly (BluRay, 1080p HD x264 & 1080i TS MPEG-2) without any issues using the HD4200 onboard graphics when paired with an AMD X2 250 using Media Portal on Windows XP. It has been stable and without any issues since I completed the build.
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