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ASRock A780FullDisplayPort

Michael Larabel

Published on 30 May 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
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In April we had looked at the ECS A780GM-A v1.0 motherboard, which boasted AMD's new Radeon HD 3200 graphics. For being an integrated graphics solution, we were certainly pleased with the performance, as it had performed about the same as the discrete Radeon HD 2400PRO. With the success of the AMD 780G Chipset, we have decided to look at another one of these motherboards. This time around we are looking at the ASRock A780FullDisplayPort, which as the name implies it offers a DisplayPort connection for the integrated graphics.

Features:

Processor
- Support for Socket AM2+ / AM2 processors
- AMD Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon X2 Dual-Core / Athlon 64 / Sempron
- AMD LIVE! Ready
- Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
- FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports Hyper-Transport Technology

Chipset
- Northbridge: AMD 780G
- Southbridge: AMD SB700

Memory
- Dual Channel DDR2 memory technology
- 4 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR2 1066/800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB

BIOS
- 8Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports "Plug and Play"
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- CPU, DRAM, NB Voltage Multi-adjustment

Graphics
- Integrated AMD RV610 graphics
- DX10 class iGPU, Pixel Shader 4.0
- Max. shared memory 512MB
- Four VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI and Displayport
- Supports HDCP function
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback
- Supports Display port with ASRock DisplayPort Card

Audio
- 5.1 CH Windows Vista Premium Level HD Audio (ALC662 Audio Codec)

LAN
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111C
- Supports Wake-On-LAN

Expansion / Connectivity Slots
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (green @ x16 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots
- Supports ATI Hybrid CrossFireX

Unique Features
- ASRock OC Tuner
- Hybrid Booster
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- ASRock AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost memory performance up to 12.5%

Form Factor
- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm

Contents:

With ASRock packaging, there really isn't much to see or talk about. Their packaging and accessories have remained consistently the same for several years now (with very few exceptions), but what has also remained in place has been their low prices on these motherboards. The ASRock A780FullDisplayPort had shipped with two driver CDs, user manual, I/O panel, 4-pin molex to SATA power adapter, one Serial ATA data cable, one DVI to HDMI adapter, one ribbon FDD cable, one ribbon IDE cable, and the DisplayPort card.

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