AMD created it so clear in our sneak peek at the 780G incorporated chip set and Athlon X2 4850e processor that its platform aspirations were arriving to pass. Not only did the company bring in a complementary hardware ecosystem, entire with processor, chipset, and graphics answer, but it succeeded in trumping the excellent effort of its principal rival. Intel’s G35 simply could not keep up with the 780G’s alacrity in gaming and video decoding.
The 780G chip set established slightly playable frame rates—a boast most available graphics processing units cannot create. We listened grumblings that the available Radeon HD 3200 graphics were not sufficient to give conventional gamers the high answers and detailed textures recents titles offer. Why bother if you are not going to acquire that “elevated” experience? Is not that similar to dinging Toyota’s Avalon because it would not yield the guttural feel of a Ferrari when you blast up the Pacific Coast Highway? For the gaming enthusiast who can not afford to include a GeForce 8800 GT or Radeon HD 3850 to his system, AMD’s 780G could mean the dissimilar among playing Half Life 2: Episode 2 or a compelling night of Solitaire. This is the open door where early there was a wall.
On top of its function, the 780G/Athlon X2 4850e combination paints a rosy image of value. The central processing unit and the Gigabyte CPU board we utilized as a try bed in the launch article rings in at. Still later including Radeon HD 3450 card to assume advantage of Hybrid Graphics, you are even hanging out below the mark.
That GB board, the GA-MA78GM-STwoH, was the one AMD select for its initial batch of sampling. And it represented the chipset’s construct in functionality well, while delivering excellent stability, an effective set of characteristics, and modest configurability by Gigabyte’s M.I.T. BIOS controls.
ASUS is hot on GB heels with its own 780G-founded board, though. The MThreeA78-EMH HDMI defies ASUS’ habit of packing in each add-on available at a premium cost through sticking to the basics, consequently driving down the cost target for a 780G platform through another. Expect to search this one around the mark. Should you expenditure the additional Alexander Hamilton to get eSATA support, optical output, and FireWire on the GB board or do ASUS’ cuts create excellent sense to the price conscious? Stay tuned as we compare the microATX CPU boards, and then pit the 780G chipset oppose Intel’s G35 in a round of high-definition video playback.
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