abit Introduces the A-S78H Motherboard “Hybrid CrossFireX with outstanding Graphics experience” April 9,2008- abit announced the latest AMD platform motherboard, the A-S78H, supporting ATI Hybrid CrossFireX Technology for advanced 3D graphics performance. The A-S78H is based on the AMD 780G chipset with ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics and the SB700. It supports AMD AM2+/AM2 processors running HT3.0 up to 5200MT/s. Four 240-pin DIMM sockets offer a maximum of 8GB memory capacity for Dual Channel DDR2 1066 modules. 1 x PCI-E X16, 1 x PCI-E X1, and 2 x PCI slots hold enough potential for further expansion and system upgrades with different add-on cards. The A-S78H features stunning graphics performance, supporting ATI Hybid CrossFireX Technology, ATI UVD hardware decoding, and Surround View Technology. ATI Hybrid CrossFireX Technology The ATI Hybrid CrossFireX Technology offers multi-GPU performance capabilities by enabling the integrated graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor to operate simultaneously with combined output to a single display for blisteringly-fast frame rates. Enabled hybrid graphics cards models so far include ATI HD2400XT, HD2400Pro, HD3470 and HD3450 based VGA cards, providing the ultimate visual experience. DirectX 10 for a yet better graphics experience The HD3200 graphics delivers an unmatched Windows Vista® experience, harnessing the increased bandwidth of HT3.0 to a DirectX10 graphics core which provides the 3D rendering power needed to generate best effects under Windows Vista, even under the most demanding circumstances. ATI UVD hardware decoder The ATI UVD (Unified Video Decoder) is the hardware video decoding processing unit on the GPU, handling the entire H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2 decode process. With the UVD, you can enjoy Blu-ray and HD-DVD playback with lower power consumption and reduced CPU utilization. SurroundView™ Technology The A-S78H supports Surround View Technology for two independent display controllers for the CRT, HDMI/ DVI interfaces. You can spread your work across to up to 4 monitors. abit A-S78H CPU Support AMD Socket AM2/AM2+ Processors System Bus AM2+ runs HT3.0 5200MT/s, AM2 runs HT1.0 2000MT/S Chipset AMD780G chipset with ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics/SB700 chipset Expansion Slots 1 x PCI-Ex16, 2 XPCI-Ex1, 2x PCI LAN Gigabit Ethernet Memory 4X240-pin DIMM sockets support max. memory capacity 8GB Dual channel DDR2 1066/800/667 SATA 6XSATA 3Gb/s connector Audio 5.1-Channel HD abit engineered™ abit SoftMenu, abit EQ For more information on the abit A-S78H series, go here: http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/moth...tail.php?pMODEL_NAME=A-S78H&fMTYPE=Socket AM2 About abit abit motherboards are an established favorite among PC novices and enthusiasts alike. Our unique approach to hardware design puts the user in the driver’s seat, delivering features that give users the flexibility to tweak and tune their systems to their satisfaction, while at the same time, ensuring complete stability. abit engineers – computer enthusiasts with a love for technology – develop innovation after innovation, squeezing every ounce of performance possible out of available technologies. This excellence in engineering, combined with the industry’s highest standards of quality, reliability, and stability, allows abit to deliver BulletProof Technology to the end user. From SoftMenu™ jumperless BIOS technology to µGuru™ interactive system management, our engineers use their technical know-how and passion for hardware to consistently develop products that not only meet the needs of even the most demanding PC enthusiast, but raise the bar by which PC hardware is judged. For more information, visit www.abit.com.tw.