See details for additional description. I am so happy to have a functioning PC again. Would you buy this? Trending Price New. It could use more than 2 PCI cards. Bottom Line Gigabyte’s latest motherboard is small, but it packs plenty of punch.

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Unlike previous gifabyte of integrated graphics, where you could use either integrated or discrete graphics solutions, the G implementation allows you to use both in a bid to improve your graphics performance. Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

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

Show less Show more. Feature rich, solid, and beautiful.

In essence, it’s very similar to the ATI Radeon HD graphics card, except that it’s a little slower and doesn’t have its own memory. I am so happy to have a functioning PC again.

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. Northbridge is running very hot while you squeeze HD out of ths board. This bodes well for PCs that will be planted in lounge rooms or bedrooms. But the most interesting feature of the integrated graphics chip is its ‘hybrid’ mode, which will only work under Windows Vista.

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Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H Review: – PC Components – Motherboards – PC World Australia

It arrived yesterday so I replaced the old faulty one with the new motherboard to match all my specs, case size and other glgabyte Although it seems like the multiple colors look odd, as soon as you boot up, you’ll forget about the colors. Just what I wanted! Unfortunately, ‘hybrid’ mode isn’t documented anywhere in the motherboard’s manual. You can use RAID with this board, too modes 0, 1 or 10 and if you use notebook-sized Serial ATA hard drives, you can build a machine that’s not only very quiet and cool-running, ma78gm–s2h also one that won’t consume too much power.


At x, CrossFire mode recorded 42fps, which is more than double what the Radeon HD recorded. There is a caveat. It could use more than 2 PCI cards.

These ports are all located along the right-hand edge of the board, which should allow for efficient cable management.

Show More Show Less. The onboard graphics uses a portion of your RAM for it’s memory; the more RAM you have, the more ma78gm-s2u the onboard graphics chip has. 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.

Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. The AMD G chipset has enough graphics power to drive a x video stream through its HDMI port, so it’s a neat solution for a media centre that will be connected to a high-definition TV. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.


The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. 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.

AMD Socket 7 Motherboard. 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!

Cons The ‘hybrid’ feature isn’t documented in the manual. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. The SATA ports, in particular, are perpendicular with the board, instead of parallel, so they shouldn’t be a gigwbyte in most home theatre-style cases.

GigaByte makes of habit of doing something that computer nerds like me love to see: The motherboard even features Radeon HD onboard graphics, which can be used for Hybrid Crossfire.