This is definitely an ideal HTPC motherboard. You can get everything you need that related to High-definition video/audio playback, energy saving and even lightweight level 3D gaming thanks to AMD's fabulous integrated 785G + SB710 chipset and Realtek's ALC889A HD audio chip.
Supporting the latest AMD AM3 CPUs(AM2+/AM2 compatible), SATA II hard drives and dual channel DDR2 RAM, the Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H guarantees you the balance between performance and cost. The integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 GPU provides adequate 3D and video playback capability, digital interfaces (DVI/HDMI) and analog interface (D-sub) are included. If that is not enough for you, simply update your display subsystem by ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology. 106dB SNR Blu-ray audio playback through analog output and digital output can be easily implemented without buying any additional audio devices.
Armed with Gigabyte's exclusive technologies such as Ultra Durable 3 classic and DualBIOS, this motherboard can be the core part of from an affordable PC to High-End System.
- AMD AM2+/AM2 Processor CompatibleBased on the AMD 785G and SB710 chipset, the Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H motherboard supports AMD’s AM3/AM2+/AM2 processors to provide unprecedented computing power to match the performance levels you are looking for.
- ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology SupportBased on ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, ATI Hybrid Graphics allows you to combine the performance of the HD4200 integrated GPU with an applicable ATI Radeon graphics card to bring enhanced gaming performance, productivity and power efficiency.
- SATA II with RAID SupportThe second generation SATA interface delivers up to 300MB/sec transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. The on-board five SATA II ports support RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and JBOD for better performance, enhanced data security, and flexible capacity upgrades.
- Gigabit Ethernet ConnectivityThe Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mb/s data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.
- Gigabyte DualBIOSGigabyte DualBIOS technology protects the BIOS from virus attacks. With its innovative backup BIOS design, this platform provides twice the security thus assuring the PC’s stability.
- Ultra Durable 3 Classic TechnologyThe Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H features revolutionary Ultra Durable 3 classic technology with a 2oz copper PCB design to help reduce system temperature and dramatically enhance performance.