|CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features |
| Socket AM2+/AM2 for AMD® Phenom™ X4/ Phenom™ X3 / Athlon™ X2/ Athlon™/ Sempron™ processors|
This motherboard supports AMD® Socket AM2+ multi-core processors. It features dual-channel DDR2 1066 memory support, data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus, and AMD® Cool ´n´ Quiet™ Technology.
| Supports AMD® Phenom™ II/ Athlon™ X4/ Athlon™ X3/ Athlon™ X2 (AM3 CPU)|
This motherboard supports AMD® AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR2 1066 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 45nm manufacturing process.
| AMD 780G + SB700|
AMD® 780G Chipset is designed to support up to 5200MT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT3.0) interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 x 16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD´s latest AM3/AM2+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.
| Hybrid CrossFireX Support |
Boosted Performance with onboard GPU and discrete graphics card
ATI Hybrid CrossFireX™ technology is a unique hybrid multi-GPU technology. It takes your gaming experience to the next level boosting PC performance by enabling the chipset’s integrated graphics processor and a discrete GPU to operate simultaneously with combined output for blisteringly-fast frame rates unleashing the graphics performance (Windows Vista® OS only).
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater Entertainment
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a set of digital video standards that delivers multi-channel audio and uncompressed digital video for full HD 1080p visuals through through a single cable. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs, HDMI provides you with the highest-quality home theater experience.
|ASUS HTPC Unique Features|
| Absolute Pitch Hi-Fi|
As power is a key component for the quality of audio. To leverage the high-end receivers´ power separation design, M4A78-HTPC series are the first motherboards to phase in an independent power connector dedicated for audio components. This effectively reduces electronic noise to ensure purer sound quality . Additionally, the gold-plated RCA stereo audio connectors are compatible with amplifiers without requiring additional connectors—making it simple to link PCs to home theater equipment.
| Home Theater Gate|
The Gateway to Home Entertainment!
The ASUS Home Theater Gate is specially designed for the HTPC series. Its user-friendly interface allows you to easily launch media applications quickly to enjoy your music and movies.
| Tranquil Mode|
Perfectly quiet environments for multimedia enjoyment
The revolutionary Tranquil mode performs exceptional perfect environment to enjoy movies and music. Simply switch to Tranquil Mode, and the system will effectively reduce fan speeds - lowering the CPU power used while lowering noise up to 28% generated by the fan. It also provides better energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness capability.
|ASUS Quiet Thermal Solutions|
| Soundwave Heatsink
The uniquely-styled heatsink is modelled after the bars of a sound wave graphical equalizer - symbolic of the motherboard´s emphasis on audio supremacy. Featuring a 0-dB thermal solution that delivers a noiseless PC environment, it provides users with extremely silent cooling with an elegant appearance!
|ASUS Crystal Sound|
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
Real Home Theater Enjoyment
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC delivers exceptional surround experience through the most common PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, “Bass Enhancement” provides stronger low frequency bass sound, and “Voice Clarification” provides clear human dialogue even with loud background sound. With these technologies, you may experience a better home-theater audio with ease. Simply plug in two speakers or headphones to experience high-definition surround sounds with center and rear channels just like in cinemas; wherever you are!
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
|Express Gate |
Instant Online! Instant Fun!
Taking only 5 seconds to bootup, Express Gate is the one-stop gateway to instant fun! It´s a unique motherboard built-in OS. You can utilize the most popular Instant Messengers (IM) like MSN, Skype, Google talk, QQ, and Yahoo! Messenger to keep in touch with friends, or quickly check on the weather and e-mails just before leaving your house. What´s more, the user-friendly picture manager lets you view your pictures without entering Windows at anytime!
* The actual boot time is subject to hardware configurations and product models.
|ASUS EZ DIY|
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis front panel cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the trouble of connecting the system panel cables one at a time and avoiding wrong cable connections
| CrashFree BIOS 3 |
Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
| EZ Flash 2|
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union´s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers´ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.