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ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G

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The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Long product name ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G :
The short editorial description of ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G

M4A78-HTPC/RC, AMD 780G/SB700, DDR2 1066/800/667, PCI-E, PCI
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ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G:
The official marketing text of ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G as supplied by the manufacturer

CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features
AMD® Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors(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).

AMD® Phenom™ X4/ Phenom™ X3/ Athlon™ X2/ Athlon™/ Sempron™ processors (socket AM2+/AM2)
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´ QuietTM Technology.

HDMI Support
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
Crystal-clear Audio with Reduced Electronic Noise
As power is a key determinant of audio quality, professional AV equipment usually separate power supply for different channels or analog/digital signals to ensure high sound quality. The M4A78-HTPC/RC is the first motherboard to be equipped with the revolutionary ASUS Absolute Pitch Hi-Fi technology, which utilizes audio components with an independent power connector. 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.

Tranquil Mode
Super Silent for Multimedia Enjoyment
The tranquil Mode can lower the noise from CPU and chassis fans instantly by up to 28%. Also, it dramatically boosts energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. By lowering the noise generated by fans, users will be able to enjoy their movies and music in a more conducive environment.

Home Theater Gate
The Gateway to Home Entertainment!
The ASUS Home Theater Gate's specially-designed large icons and intuitiveness of the software make it easy for you to operate the media applications via a remote control up to 10 feet away from the monitor or TV. With its user-friendly interface, you can easily launch the most common media applications quickly via an integrated menu that brings various media types together. With the bundled remote control, you can launch the ASUS Home Theater Gate, and enable DTS or Tranquil Mode with just one touch. Controlling your PC has never been simpler!

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solutions
Soundwave Heatsink
Cooling Solution that is Both Stylish and Effective
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!

Noise Filtering
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
Q-Connector
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

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.

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.

RoHS
GreenASUS
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.

Short summary description ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G:
This short summary of the ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC, AMD, Socket AM2, AMD Phenom X3,AMD Phenom X4, 16 GB, 256 MB, Radeon HD 3200

Long summary description ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC. Processor manufacturer: AMD, Processor socket: Socket AM2, Compatible processor series: AMD Phenom X3,AMD Phenom X4. Maximum internal memory: 16 GB. Maximum graphics adapter memory: 256 MB, Graphics adapter: Radeon HD 3200. LAN controller: Atheros L1E. Motherboard form factor: Micro ATX, Motherboard chipset: AMD 780G, Audio output channels: 7.1 channels

Processor
Processor manufacturer *
The manufacturer that produced the processor.
AMD
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket AM2
Compatible processor series *
A processor which is compatible with this device, belongs to a 'series' which is part of 'family' e.g Celeron D, Celeron G, Celeron M, or, in some cases, is the same as 'family'.
AMD Phenom X3,AMD Phenom X4
Memory
Number of memory slots *
4
Maximum internal memory *
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
16 GB
ECC
ECC means Error Correction Code, and it is memory that is able to detect and correct some memory errors without user intervention.
Yes
Non-ECC
Yes
Storage controllers
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0,1
Graphics
Maximum graphics adapter memory
Graphics memory is determined by the (graphic) processor. Graphics memory is often shared with system memory so that it varies depending on the amount of system memory installed and system load.
256 MB
Graphics adapter
Radeon HD 3200
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors *
The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
3
Number of Parallel ATA connectors *
The number of connectors (with wires) for parallel ATA (PATA), which is an interface standard for the connection of storage devices such as hard disks, floppy drives, and optical disc drives in computers.
1
Number of SATA connectors
5
S/PDIF out connector
Yes
Front panel audio connector
Yes
CD/AUX audio in
Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Yes
Number of EATX power connectors
1
Power fan connector
Yes
CPU fan connector
Yes
Number of chassis fan connectors
2
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
1
Rear panel I/O ports
eSATA ports quantity *
The number of ports (interfaces) for eSATA. eSATA is a a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.
1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity *
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
1
HDMI ports quantity *
The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
1
DVI-D ports quantity *
This is the amount of DVI-I interfaces. Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface developed by the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG). The digital interface is used to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor. DVI-D means DVI digital, which means it can only support digital, but not analog.
1
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
8
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
Yes
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
Yes
Digital audio optical out
The socket in the device for the digital audio output. The signal is carried via an optical cable with an TOSLINK connector.
1
Network
LAN controller
Atheros L1E
Features
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
Micro ATX
Motherboard chipset *
The chipset connects the microprocessor to the rest of the motherboard.
AMD 780G
Audio output channels *
An audio output channel is an electric circuit which acts as a path for a signal produced by a device. A device may have several audio output channels.
7.1 channels
Power source type
What the power source is.
ATX
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows XP/Vista
Certification
RoHS
Expansion slots
PCI Express x1 slots
2
PCI Express x16 slots
1
PCI slots
1
BIOS
BIOS memory size
64 Mbit
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
244 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
244 mm
Packaging content
Drivers included
Yes
Other features
Special features
Absolute Pitch Hi-Fi Home Theater Gate Tranquil Mode DTS Surround Sensation Ultra PC Fanless Design Q-Connector CrashFree BIOS 3 EZ Flash 2 MyLogo 2
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Reviews
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
Uk has collected 6 expert reviews for ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G and the average expert rating is 73 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
Nl heeft 6 proffesionele recensies verzameld voor ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC moederbord Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G. Het gemiddelde van deze proffesionele recensies is 73 van de 100. De gemiddelde score geeft aan hoe profesionals dit product waarderen. Klik hieronder om naar testseek te gaan en voor alle productbeoordelingen, -testen en -conclusies.
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
Fr a recueilli 6 avis d’experts pour ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC carte mère Prise AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G et la note moyenne est de 73 sur 100. Le score moyen reflète l’avis de la communauté des experts sur ce produit. Cliquez sur l’onglet ci-dessous et utilisez Testseek pour voir les notes, les prix de produits et les conclusions.
73%
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
De hat 6 Expertenmeinungen über ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC Motherboard Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G eingeholt. Das duchschnittliche Epertenrating ist 73 von 100. Die durchschnittlich erreichte Punktezahl gibt die Meinung der Expertencommunity über das Produkt wieder. Klicken Sie unten und nutzen Sie Testseek um alle Beurteilungen, Produktauszeichnungen und Schlussfolgerungen sehen zu können.
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
Testseek ha raccolto 6 recensioni da parte di esperti per ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC scheda madre Presa elettrica AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G e la valutazione media da parte degli esperti è di 73 su 100. Tale media riflette l’opinione della comunità degli esperti circa questo prodotto. Fate clic qui sotto e usate Testseek per visualizzare tutte le valutazioni, i premi ricevuti dal prodotto e le conclusioni.
73%
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
Es ha coleccionado 6 opiniones de expertos para ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC placa base Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G y la calificación media es 73 de 100. El promedio de la calificación refleja la opinión de la comuniudad de los expertos referente a este producto. Haga click abajo y use Testseek para poder ver todas las calificaciones, galardones y conclusiones del producto.
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
Dk har samlet 6 ekspertanmeldelser for ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC bundkort Sokkel AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G og den gennemsnitlige ekspertbedømmelse er 73 af 100. Den gennemsnitlige score reflekterer ekspertpanelets opfattelse af dette produkt. Klik nedenfor og brug Dk for at se alle bedømmelser, produkter og konklusioner.
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
Se har samlat in 6 experttester för ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC moderkort Socket AM2 Micro ATX AMD 780G och det genomsnittliga betyget är 73 av 100. Det genomsnittliga betyget reflekterar experternas samlade syn på denna produkt. Klicka nedanför och använd Se för att se alla betyg, utmärkelser och kommentarer.
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expertreviews.co.uk
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
Asuss M4A78-HTPC microATX motherboard is designed for media centre PCs and is available with or without a remote control. We reviewed the remote control version, which comes with a USB infrared receiver and a helpful sticker over two of the board...
80%
dinoxpc.com
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
E´ interessante osservare come certi prodotti non muoiano mai, specialmente se realizzati con criterio e dotati di specifiche tecniche base che, nel corso del tempo, non hanno trovato differenziazione: a più di un anno dalla messa in commercio il chip...
Bottom line Asus M4A78-HTPC e´ un prodotto a tutto tondo che, sulla base di un ottimo e non più recente chipset, tenta di costruire la sua fortuna giocando carte come decenti prestazioni, costo d´acquisto abbordabile se relazionato alle features offert...
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Bjorn3d.com
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
In today’s crowded market it is important to try to make your product stand out in some way. The ASUS M4A78-HTPC/RC on the surface is just another micro-ATX motherboard with the AMD 780G/SB700 chipset but as its name implies there is more to it than t...
Bottom line While ASUS has some interesting features on this motherboard it still feels a bit hard to recommend it over a regular 780G-motherboard like the Asus M4A78-EM. We do like the fact that it has two 1x PCI-E slots instead of 2 PCI-slots as well as both op...
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silentpcreview.com
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2011-09-25 15:20:15
The Asus M4A78-HTPC/RC is one of many AM2+ motherboard based on the 780G chipset. Asus has thrown in a few extras to differentiate it from the crowd - as you can guess by the model number, the board is aimed specifically at the HTPC market.
Good Low power consumption, Independent control of up to 3 fans, Featurerich, Remote works well...
Bad Questionable audio features, Remote software lacking in capability, Restrictive BIOS; does not allow undervolting...
Bottom line The Asus M4A78-HTPC/RC is a very capable motherboard in its own right, i.e. if we ignore the remote and audio extras. It has plenty of features including HDMI, S/PDIF, and eSATA, and its heart, the tried and true HD 3200 IGP, is fully capable of high...
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overclockzone.com
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2016-12-27 15:20:03
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2016-12-27 15:20:03
สวัสดีครับ วันนี้ผมมี Motherboard Size เล็กๆกระจุ๋มกระจิ๋มมาคุยให้เพื่อนๆฟัง พร้อมๆกับหวัดงอมแงมช่วงส่งท้ายปีเช่นเคยสำหรับผม ยังไงเวลานอนก็ห่มผ้า แง้มหน้าต่างไว้ซักนิดนะครับไม่พูดพล่ามทำเพลง แนะนำเลยดีกว่าครับ เริ่มมึนแล้ว Motherboard ตัวที่ว่าคือ ASUS M4...
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