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GIGABYTE GA-F2A78M-HD2 FM2+ AMD A78 (Bolton D3) 4 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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GA-F2A78M-HD2

GIGABYTE FM2+ Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE FM2+ series motherboards are based on AMD A78 chipset and feature the new FM2+ APU socket. They're designed to get the most from forthcoming Kaveri AMD APUs, while preserving compatibility for current AMD FM2 APUs. FM2+ AMD APUs offer native support for 8GTps PCI Express gen 3.0 as well as DX11.1 support integrating the high performance "Steamroller" core. AMD socket FM2+ APUs also offer native support for 4K resolution displays on HDMI port.


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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Plus

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Plus debuts on GIGABYTE motherboards, with a range of features and component choices that provide record-breaking performance, cool and efficient operation and extended motherboard lifespan.


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Ultra Performance

GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS (on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan.


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Ultra Safe

GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™


GIGABYTE motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a "Main BIOS" and a "Backup BIOS," making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.


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Humidity Protection

Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry. GIGABYTE's new Glass Fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.


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Power Failure Protection

GIGABYTE also uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard against power surges.


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Electrostatic Protection

GIGABYTE motherboards feature High Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.


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AMD Dual Graphics Technology

The AMD FM2+ series platform showcases AMD Dual Graphics technology, allowing users to further boost 3D graphics performance by adding an additional discrete AMD Radeon™ graphics card to the system. This unique Dual Graphics technology means users can enjoy higher frame rates on the latest gaming titles, utilizing the processing power of both discrete and integrated graphics processors.


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AMD Eyefinity Technology

Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.


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Triple-Monitor Support

GIGABYTE FM2+ series motherboards are taking advantage of AMD Eyefinity technology, to allow users to extend their OS desktop by connecting up to three high-resolution digital displays. Triple displays mean more real-estate for enhanced productivity, plus the ability to enjoy panoramic triple screen 3D gaming thanks to AMD's optimized Eyefinity driver technology.


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4K Ultra HD Support

4K Resolution is the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, utilizing approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than four times today's standard HD pixel density. GIGABYTE FM2+ series motherboards provide native 4K support with FM2+ APU integrated graphics via HDMI port.


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HDMI Interface

HDMI is latest High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is able to provide up to 5Gbps 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.


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Dual-Link DVI port

Designed to leverage the awesome potential of the latest AMD Fusion A-series APUs, GIGABYTE motherboards deliver an enhanced visual experience that includes advanced DX11® gaming, incredibly smooth HD multimedia playback and support for high resolution displays of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels by Dual-link DVI port.


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High ESD Protection for USB and LAN (USB 3.0 Only)

GIGABYTE motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.


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One Fuse per USB Port (USB 3.0 Only)

On GIGABYTE motherboards each USB port has its own dedicated power fuse that prevents unwanted USB port failure, helping to safe guard your important data during transfer.


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On/Off Charge Technology

GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3X USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.


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ErP Lot 6 Support

The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system efficiency.



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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Shawn W.
  • 5/13/2015 5:32:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: A micro board for your budget PC needs. Works great and love the BIOS.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Remember this is a Micro board so you need to make sure your tower is right for it. Also has limited PCI ports.

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  • Brandon E.
  • 5/9/2015 10:20:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis Board Is Amazing

Pros: its a very good board overall. it has all the port and plugs i need for my budget build. This Board goes good with my case.

Cons: Haven't had any yet

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  • Mike F.
  • 4/27/2015 12:43:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: This board came cheap and had everything I needed including dual display.

Cons: DOA, tried several other PSUs just to find out that this is junk and not everything else. Another 2 more weeks to find out if I get a working one. DO NOT BUY

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 121692 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/25/2015 7:07:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointment

Pros: Absolutely none. One star because it's required.

Cons: So I just bought TWO of these boards. Both Defective. First thing I noticed while installing, the audio pins for case audio jacks are considerably far from the front of the case making it almost impossible to plug in on my micro atx case. After installing and loading up os I find the ethernet port is broken. Also the usb ports arent working correctly. Long story short, I had to use usb wifi and was getting a lot of dropped packets. So I move on to the next board, and its DOA. Won't even post. I spent hours trying to troubleshoot the first one, and then to find out the second one is just plain broke. I messed up when i bought this and didn't read the reviews.

Other Thoughts: Whenever I make a purchase i will thoroughly read the negative comments to see what the worst case scenario is for a product, and ultimately find what products ( like this) are garbage and have been bundled with good hardware.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 121695 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Linda F.
  • 4/16/2015 7:31:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsso far great

Pros: easy install

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: this was part of a combo deal and also my first build

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  • Richard L.
  • 4/7/2015 5:41:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective Unit

Pros: Product arrived on time

Cons: Motherboard came shipped DOA

Other Thoughts: Came in a bundle from DIY combo. Still waiting for replacement to ship. Judging by other reviews, I'll be lucky if the replacement works.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 121101 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • jason b.
  • 4/4/2015 10:24:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWaste of time and money

Pros: None

Cons: DOA. I read the reviews and could see that this happens frequently, but it came as part of a combo deal so I took a chance.

Not only was it DOA but returning it would cost me $12 and after deducting the combo deal discount, the refund I would receive is only $11.04. Hahaha.

So basically it's going to cost me 96 cents to return the DOA motherboard. What a rip off.

I am Software Engineer of 8 years and build computers quite frequently for family and friends. I would not recommend this motherboard OR any diy combo which includes this mobo. I also am a bit leary of purchasing any gigabyte product now.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 120996 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Alex B.
  • 3/31/2015 10:53:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent board

Pros: Does the job at a good price.

Cons: Very crowded not much room my CPU heat sink pressed on the RAM fairly hard i had to remove a stick in fear of damaging something.
I can not find the connection for the internal speaker sound would be nice without having to connect from an external source.

Other Thoughts: Great for a home desktop for homework or something like that.

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  • Corey D.
  • 3/28/2015 4:45:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLousy Board, Poor QA or Defect

Pros: Price

Cons: Board died in a few weeks. Began with an intermittent power failure to USB hubs and then died two days later.

Other Thoughts: Steer Clear. This board was professionally installed by an experienced tech with ESD protection but died in only a few weeks. It may just be a defect but why waste the time having to reinstall a MB and resink you chip. I recommend you avoid this board. I will no longer be offering Gigabyte Boards to my clients.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 120778 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Mike S.
  • 3/9/2015 4:12:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality Budget Board

Pros: I got this coupled with a 32nm Kaveri and a stick of 8GB Corsair RAM. For the price, the system is great. This is definitely a budget board but it performs very well and doesn't feel cheap or slow. Great value, great performance for the price

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The stick of Corsair RAM I put in this board was 1600mhz 8GB single RAM stick at CL 11-11-11-30. The board wanted to run it at CL 9 or CL 10. This originally caused blue screens. When I manually set the timing to CL 11-11-11-30, all worked fine. To me this is an issue with the RAM, not the board. Industry standard is CL 9 or CL 10 for 1600 mhz RAM. That's exactly what the mainboard tried to do. Unfortunately the Corsair RAM has a slower response time. Lesson learned is just to always check CAS Latency. If Corsair wants to be slow with their memory, must adjust, and make sure not to blame the mainboard.

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