Mainboard Layout of
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD 780G+SB700 mainboard
The board comes with a 4 phase voltage design. It has 2 PCI and 1 PCIe x16 and a PCIe x1 on board. GbE is supported and 8 ch HDA is supported by Realtek whlie the GbE is powered by Realtek. The North bridge AMD 780G and south bridge SB700 are passively cooled.
The board supports four 240-pin unbuffered non-ECC DDR II SDRAM DIMM sockets with up to 8GB of memory can be installed on board. For AM2 processors, DDR2-533/667/800 is supported. For Phenom AM2+, memory supported is DDR2-667/800/1066. It also support Asynchronous clocking mode between FSB and DIMM.
The new SB700 supports ten USB connectors compliant with
USB2.0 from embedded USB controller (4 connectors at rear panel). The SB700 also
supports a P-ATA IDE for One IDE ports (up to 2 IDE devices) with UDMA-33,
ATA-66/100/133 support from embedded IDE controller. It also support S-ATA RAID
with Six S-ATA II ports with up to 300MB/s from chipset with RAID 0,1,0+1
support. (5 on board, 1 at the rear for eSATA).
At the rear panel are PS/2 keyboard connector. There is a D-SUB, DVI and HDMI ports. Next to it is S/PDIF out followed by 4 USB, 1 1394, 1 eSATA and 8 ch HDA audio ports.
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