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Abit released a new AN78GS motherboard, this unit is based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8200 chipset. The AN78GS motherboard supports AMD AM2+/AM2 processor 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-EX16 supporting new generation PCI Express2.0, 2 x PCI-EX1, and 3 x PCI slots hold enough potential for further expansion and system upgrades with different add-on cards.

NVIDIA Hybrid SLI Technology
The AN78GS supports NVIDIA’s latest Hybrid SLI technology, introducing the “GeForce Boost†and “Hybrid Power†features. The “GeForce Boost†enables maximum graphic performance enhanced by an add-on VGA card. The “Hybrid Power†provides flexibility to switch off the add-on VGA for power saving operations. It is much easier to enjoy the high definition multimedia.

Supports DirectX 10 with greater graphic experience
NVIDIA’s fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista® offers the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical users interface.

NVIDIA® PureVideo HD (AN78GT/GS only)
The GPU video processor can offload 100% Blu-ray and HD DVD H.264 video decoding from the CPU. PureVideoâ„¢ HD technology lets you enjoy stunning HD DVD and Blu-ray movies with superb picture clarity, low CPU utilization, and low power consumption.

Other than the graphics performance, the AN78GS is equipped with outstanding abit Engineered. Featuring high quality solid state capacitors, the 4 phase PWM provides sufficient power and great stability to AM2+ CPU. Moreover, through the unique abit engineered Silent-OTESâ„¢ heat-pipe design, heat generated by the chipset can be efficiently and noiselessly dissipated.



abit AN78GS specifications:

# CPU Support: AMD Socket AM2/AM2+ Processors
# System Bus: AM2+ runs HT3.0 5200MT/s, AM2 runs HT1.0 2000MT/S
# Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce8200
# Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI-Ex16, 2 XPCI-Ex1, 3x 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: 7.1-Channel HD
# abit engineered: abit SoftMenu, abit EQ, abit Silent OTES
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Nice lookin board!
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post #3 of 11
Agreed. I love the Abit design. Black and blue ftw.
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Eh, not so sure about the placement of those SATA ports...
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8200 on atx board? hmm
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Eh, not so sure about the placement of those SATA ports...
that's a great place for them imo. pci-e 1x cards arent usually that long so they won't get covered up where they are, and you dont have to jam your fingers to get them in like you do on boards with them facing the front of the case.
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Never really been all that pleased with Abit boards. Just seems like their quality control isn't where it should be. Nice looking board, but after 2 faulty Abit boards I think I'll stick with Asus and DFI.
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Anyone else notice it looks uber clean compared to other new boards you can barely even tell which color the PCB is?
    
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my first real mobo (other than my store bought HP) was an Abit AA8XE and I always liked it for its performance and looks. It had a sweet northbridge HSF that I am still considering taking off and using again!

this new board does look great!
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I bought this board at Fry's to replace a Piece of crap ECS 6100-based board.
I must say, it is an absolute dream to work with so far. The on-board HDMI is kinda fun to play with as well
on a side note to anyone considering, out of the box, it is humming along beautifully with a 9850BE very mildly OC'd to 2.7Ghz.
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