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GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G Motherboard - Final Thoughts

With AMD's 7 series chipset a big hit for AMD/ATI, GIGABYTE has sent us their 780G based micro-ATX board for review.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 8, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Final Thoughts

 

Overall, the 780G chipset is extremely impressive; that much is certain. However, it's usually put into cut-down boards using the Micro-ATX format. While this makes for a great HTPC, some of the potential of the 780G chipset is left unused.

 

GIGABYTE has done a fantastic job with this board. While it's aimed at the HTPC users and even the office environments, it still has a bit of kick in it in regards to overclocking. While it's not able to push the boundaries like that of Core 2, it's still able to give the AMD platform a kick in the pants and we know that AMD is no where near as easy to overclock as Intel since there are more tweaks needed to get them to run in a stable fashion.

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Note from Editor: We originally gave an overall score of 80% to this board, but have since come to realise our scores were off the mark and have re-considered both the quality and performance to be superior than first indicated.

 

This was not influenced in any way, shape or form by outside sources; rather, our own judgement had us feeling that an adjustment to the final rating was deserved.

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the discrepency.

 

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