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ASUS M4A78-HTPC

ASUS introduced a new series of M4A78-HTPC Motherboard, designed specifically for use in computer HTPC system. New items are equipped with a set of AMD 780G chipset system logic with integrated support for HDMI and DVI. Capacity built graphics enough to play Full HD quality 1080p video on a large screen size. It has supported by Hybrid CrossFireX. In addition, the Boards are equipped with SB700 south bridge and support the work with AMD processors for socket AM2+ / AM2, and Phenom II chip for socket AM3.

M4A78-HTPC Motherboards series are equipped with slots for memory modules with support for dual memory DDR2 1066 up to 16 GB as well as the PATA controller with the ability to connect the two devices. There are 5 SATA ports with support for RAID-mode, one eSATA port, and expansion slots PCI-Express. In addition, the new series of M4A78-HTPC motherboards is the first time equipped with a proprietary technology, ASUS Absolute Pitch Hi-Fi, which includes independent power connector, designed specifically for audio components. This solution allows reducing the interference effect and combined with the function of DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC and gold-plated stereo RCA enables users to enjoy a clean 7.1-channel sound.

A new series of motherboards consists of two models; M4A78-HTPC/RC and M4A78-HTPC. The first one comes with a remote control, the second is without it.

Video Graphics Controller ATI Radeon HD 3200
Audio Audio Output Sound card
Sound Output Mode 7.1 channel surround
Compliant Standards DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC, High Definition Audio
Processor Installed Qty (Max Supported) 0 ( 1 )
Memory Supported RAM Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC, ECC
RAM Installed ( Max ) 0 MB / 16 GB (max)
Supported RAM Speed PC2-6400, PC2-5300, PC2-8500
RAM Features Unbuffered, two DDR channels
Telecom / Networking Networking Network adapter – Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Features BIOS Features DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, ASUS MyLogo2, ACPI 2.0 support, ASUS EZ Flash 2, SMBIOS 2.5 support
Manual Settings Processor core voltage, PCI Express x16 slot frequency
Hardware Features C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology, ASUS Absolute Pitch Hi-Fi, ASUS Home Theater Gate, ASUS Tranquil Mode, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, ASUS AI NET2, ASUS Noise Filter, ASUS Stepless Frequency Selection (SFS), ASUS Express Gate, ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology support, ASUS Precision Tweaker
Expansion / Connectivity Expansion Slot(s) 1 processor – Socket AM2+ ¦ 4 memory – DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16 ¦ 2 PCI Express x1 ¦ 1 PCI
Storage Interfaces AMD SB700 : ATA-133 – connector(s): 1 x 40pin IDC – 2 Device(s) ¦ AMD SB700 : Serial ATA-300 – connector(s): 5 x 7pin Serial ATA – 5 Device(s) – RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 ¦ AMD SB700 : Serial ATA-300 – connector(s): 1 x 7pin external SATA – 1 Device(s)
Interfaces 1 x audio – line-In – 4 PIN MPC ¦ 1 x display / video – DVI-Digital – 24 pin digital DVI ¦ 1 x display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x display / video – HDMI ¦ 1 x storage – eSATA-300 – 7 pin Serial ATA ¦ 4 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x audio – SPDIF output – RCA ¦ 1 x audio – SPDIF output – TOSLINK ¦ 1 x network – Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T – RJ-45 ¦ 2 x audio – line-out – RCA ¦ 1 x audio – line-In – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio – line-out – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x microphone – input – mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio – line-out (rear) – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio – line-out (centre/subwoofer) – mini-phone mono 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio – line-out (side surround) – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
Additional Connectors (Optional) 6 x Hi-Speed USB
Miscellaneous Software Included Drivers & Utilities
Certified for Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista
Compliant Standards Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0, RoHS

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