Test: Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H

Bundkort, AMD d.  03. marts. 2008, skrevet af Mads321 9 Kommentarer.  Vist: 17153 gange.

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Pristjek på http://www.pricerunner.dk 
Produkt udlånt af: Gigabyte
DK distributør: Nordisc Distribution



Da GigaByte åbenbart har haft meget travl med at få sendt vores udgave af GA-MA78GM-S2H afsted, så var der ikke andet end en hjemmebrændt disk m. drivers og software med. Dette er naturligvis kun pga. at vores udgave er en test-model, så der er altså ingen grund til at sætte alarmklokkerne igang. Der vil naturligvis komme en bundle med af den slags, men hvad denne indeholder, kan vi altså kun gætte på.

Vi starter med et hurtigt overblik over specifikationerne.

  1. Supports AMD AM2+ Phenom/ AM2 Athlon64 series processors
  2. Solid capacitors design in CPU VRM
  3. Dual Channel DDR2 1066 for remarkable system performance
  4. Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200-based graphics (DX10)
  5. Ultimate graphics performance with PCI-E 2.0 x16 interface
  6. Integrated SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function
  7. Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet and IEEE1394
  8. High quality 106dB SNR ALC889A HD audioIntegrated HDMI/ DVI interface with HDCP

* Whether 1066 MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU being used, please refer “Memory Support List” for memory support information.

The GA-MA78GM-S2H is GIGABYTE’s next generation, high performance platform based on the new AMD 780G 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-MA78GM-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!
  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.
  AMD 780G Chipset
The AMD 780G Chipset is the system logic of the latest AM2+ (HyperTransport 3.0) platform from AMD that enables its next generation Phenom™ processors. The AMD 780G chipset integrated ATI Radeon™ HD3200-based graphics architecture. This unique combination of Integrated Graphics Processor (IGP) creates a single motherboard featuring a world-class DX10, Shader Model 4.0, ATI AVIVO Technology, ATI SurroundView™ Technology, and brand new ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology, and ATI UVD (Unified Video Decoder) Technology for faster and smoother game-play, a high quality video processing engine for advance quality of video and DVD playback.
 World No.1 Onboard Graphics Performance- 3DMark 2006 1500 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.
Hardware equipment required: [CPU] AMD Phenom 9600(2.2GHz), [Memory] DDR2 800(2GB), [OS] Windows Vista 32-bit.
Software equipment required: [Benchmark] 3DMark 2006, [Resolution] 1280x1024x32 (no AA, no AF, 32bpp).
 ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology support
Experience the advanced ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology, with combination of onboard GPU and a single VGA card’s GPU* to enable CrossFire. ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology is able to bring remarkable display performance on AMD platform, and also further to increase your overall system value.
* Please use ATI Hybrid Graphics technology certified VGA card (i.e., ATI Radeon HD 2400, 3450 chipset).
** This driver is beta version and is only for Windows Vista use as a reference, please see AMD official website for details.
 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.
* Whether 1066 MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU being used, please refer “Memory Support List” for 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 Interface
HDMI is latest High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is able to provide up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and also 8-channel high quality audio. Via transmitting uncompressed digital data, HDMI is able to reduce signal interference as transferring between digital and analog signal, seen and heard, direct from the source. In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), which allowing playback of Blu-ray/ HD DVD and other protected contents.
 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.
 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 SATA RAID allows multi-disk designs to be set up as RAID 0, 1, 0+1 based on users’ priority of protection/ performance, and which even makes more accessible by introducing the innovative windows-based facility.
 IEEE1394 motherboard
This motherboard with IEEE1394 FireWire interface from Texas Instruments (TI). With the transfer speed up to 400Mb/s, the new generation IEEE1394 interface further enhances PC connectivity with consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, and storage peripherals.
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!
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!

Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H har endnu en feature, nemlig muligheden for HD-DVD og BlueRay afspilning. Gigabyte anbefaler, at man som minimum anvender følgende for optimal ydelse ved HD-DVD og BlueRay afspilning:

  • CPU: AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 Dual-Core processor (4200+ or above)
  • Memory: Two 1 GB DDR2 800 memory modules with dual channel mode enabled
  • BIOS Setup: At least 256 MB of UMA Frame Buffer Size
  • Playback software: CyberLink PowerDVD 7.3 (Note: Please ensure Hardware Acceleration is enabled )

Med disse specifikationer skulle vi altså kunne afspille HD-materiale i følgende opløsninger:

  Suitable  Resolution
  Windows XP    Windows Vista
Non-protected contents  1920 x 1080p 1920 x 1080p
HD-DVD  1920 x 1080p 1920 x 1080p
Blu-ray  1920 x 1080p 1920 x 1080p

Inden vi kigger nærmere på selve bundkortet, tager vi også lige de udvidede specifikationer med:

  1. Support for Socket AM2+/ AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™FX processor/ AMD Phenom™ processor/ AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processor/AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor/AMD Athlon™ 64 processor/AMD Sempron™ processor
Hyper Transport Bus
  1. 5200/2000 MT/s
  1. North Bridge: AMD 780G
  2. South Bridge: AMD SB600
  1. 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1)
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR2 1066 (Note 2)/800/667 MHz memory modules
  1. Realtek ALC889A codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. Support for DTS (dts NEO:PC)
  5. Support for S/PDIF In/Out
  6. Support for CD In
  1. Realtek 8111C chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  2. 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
  3. 2 x PCI slots
Storage Interface South Bridge:
  1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
  2. 5 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATAII0, SATAII1, SATAII2, SATAII3, SATAII4) supporting up to 5 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  3. 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port on the back panel supporting up to 1 SATA 3Gb/s device
  4. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10
iTE IT8718 chip:
    South Bridge:
    1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
    2. 5 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATAII0, SATAII1, SATAII2, SATAII3, SATAII4) supporting up to 5 SATA 3Gb/s devices
    3. 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port on the back panel supporting up to 1 SATA 3Gb/s device
    4. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 iTE IT8718 chip:
      1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
IEEE 1394 T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
  1. Up to 2 IEEE 1394a ports (1 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header)
USB Integrated in the South Bridge
  1. 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)
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 1 x floppy disk drive connector
  4. 1 x IDE connector
  5. 5 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  6. 1 x CPU fan header
  7. 1 x system fan header
  8. 1 x front panel header
  9. 1 x front panel audio header
  10. 1 x CD In connector
  11. 1 x S/PDIF In/Out header
  12. 1 x IEEE 1394a header
  13. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  14. 1 x parallel port header
  15. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  16. 1 x serial port header
  17. 1 x chassis intrusion header
  18. 1 x power LED header
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
  2. 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  3. 1 x D-Sub port
  4. 1 x DVI-D port (Note 3)
  5. 1 x HDMI port
  6. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  7. 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port
  8. 1 x IEEE 1394a port
  9. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  10. 1 x RJ-45 port
  11. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
  1. ITE IT8718 chip
H/W Monitoring System voltage detection
  1. CPU/System temperature detection
  2. CPU/System fan speed detection
  3. CPU overheating warning
  4. CPU/System fan fail warning
  5. CPU/System fan speed control (Note 4)
  1. 1 x 8 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
  3. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Unique Features
  1. Support for @BIOS
  2. Support for Download Center
  3. Support for Q-Flash
  4. Support for EasyTune (Note 5)
  5. Support for Xpress Install
  6. Support for Xpress Recovery2
  7. Support for Virtual Dual BIOS
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Microsoft Windows Vista/ XP
Form Factor
  1. Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm
  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
  2. Due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. If some vendors still has Win9X/ME drivers available, we will publish on website.
Note (Note 1) Due to Windows 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 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) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/ system cooler you install.
(Note 5) Available functions in Easytune may differ by motherboard model.


03-03-2008 10:03:54
Fed test men nu hvor det er et mobo med det nye onboard HD3000 series gfx så kunne i jo godt have testet det sammen med et HD3870 eller et HD3850 da man jo kan køre crossfire med sådan et og det onboarde gfx for at se hvor meget ydelse det onboarde gfx kan give sammen med det andet..

03-03-2008 11:17:07
Nice board:)

03-03-2008 13:23:39
#1 er driverne kommet til crossfire-x?...

03-03-2008 15:46:04
Fedt test :yes: !

03-03-2008 17:50:01
Jep rundt omkring jeg har lavet et post herinde om det

03-03-2008 21:47:10
God test. Frækt at kunne clocke et onboar gfx! 😀

04-03-2008 12:55:38
Hybrid crossfire kan vist kun bruges til radeon 2400 og 3400-kort

04-03-2008 23:46:17
Det findes på EDBpriser nu!


08-03-2008 09:42:57
Findes der ikke en Intel version? ❤