ECS A780GM-A v1.0
Last month we had looked at the Radeon HD 3200, which is part of the AMD 780G Chipset. In that Linux-based review we had found the performance to be admirable for being an integrated graphics processor (IGP) and it was quickly supported by the proprietary fglrx driver, aside from AMD not yet introducing the CrossFire/Hybrid Graphics Linux support. To deliver those Radeon HD 3200 benchmarks we had used the ECS A780GM-A Black and today we're publishing our full run-down on this AMD 780G motherboard that's paired with the AMD SB700 Southbridge. The A780GM-A boasts support for AMD Phenom processors, DDR2-1066 memory, PCI Express 2.0, and an HDMI port in addition to one VGA output.
Generally, graphics card boxes are far flashier than motherboard packages, but ECS EliteGroup has spread a fire-breathing dragon across the front of the A780GM-A packaging. This 780G + SB700 motherboard is part of the ECS Black series; hence, the product packaging itself is also black. On this packaging are also a variety of decals and advertisements for the various features of this mainstream motherboard. ECS is generally known for their price-minded motherboards, and with that said, their included accessories is usually on the slim side of things. The ECS A780GM-A motherboard had shipped with two Serial ATA data cables, one ribbon IDE cable, one ribbon floppy cable, one I/O panel, one ECS Black support CD, one quick start guide, and the ECS user's guide.
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