Introduction and Specifications
ECS sent over our first AMD 780G motherboard that comes in a full ATX form factor that should appeal to many users at first glance. Can the ECS A780GM-A motherboard really appeal to users that want integrated graphics and those looking for a more enthusiast friendly AMD solution?
ECS A780GM-A Motherboard Review
The ECS A780GM-A Black Series motherboard features the recently released AMD 780G and SB700 chipset combination. The 780G chipset brings a new feature set to the platform, including DX10 graphics (supplied by the on-board HD3200 IGP), support For the Phenom Quad Core AMD processors and ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology. “ATI Hybrid Graphics allows both an AMD 780 Chipset graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor to communicate and work co-operatively yet independent of each other on an AMD-based system to help provide better performance, productivity and power efficiency. Additionally, in systems operating under Windows Vista, ATI Hybrid Graphics can provide the ability for an integrated graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor to work simultaneously for high performance or dynamically for additional power savings.” For additional information on the 780G chipset see PCPer’s very own 780G editorial here.
Specifications (from ECS.com)
Unlike most of the 780G boards that are M-ATX form factor, the ECS A780GM-A Black Series motherboard is a full size ATX board. ECS engineers probably figured with an overabundance of M-ATX 780G boards already on the market, some users would prefer the additional flexibility that a larger number of expansion ports would provide.