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Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-HD2 Socket FM2+ VGA DVI HDMI 7.1 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard

  • AMD Socket FM2+
  • AMD A78 Chipset
  • 7.1 Channel Audio
  • mATX Form Factor

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Mfr part code: GA-F2A78M-HD2

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    Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-HD2 Socket FM2+ VGA DVI HDMI 7.1 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard Product Description

    Socket FM2+ supports AMD FM2+/FM2 A-series APU
    GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Plus Technology
    GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
    GIGABYTE On/Off Charge™ for USB devices
    4 USB 3.0 ports with GIGABYTE 3x USB power
    HDMI, Dual-link DVI, D-sub ports for Triple-Monitor support
    High ESD Protection on GbE LAN and USB ports
    All solid capacitors design

    APU

    FM2+ Socket:
    AMD A series processors
    AMD Athlon™ series processors
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" on gigabyte website for more information)

    Chipset

    AMD A78

    Memory

    2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
    * The maximum 64 GB of system memory can be supported using 16 GB (or above) memory modules. GIGABYTE will update the memory support list on the official website when the memory modules are available on the market.
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Support for DDR3 2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz memory modules
    Support for AMD Memory Profile (AMP)/ Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    (Please refer "Memory Support List" on gigabyte website for more information)

    Onboard Graphics

    Integrated Graphics Processor:
    1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
    1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600
    * Support for 2560x1600 resolution requires both a monitor and cable that support Dual Link DVI
    * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter
    1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160
    * The resolution of 4096x2160 can be supported when using an FM2+ APU; the maximum resolution supported is 1920x1200 when using an FM2 APU
    * Support for HDMI 1.4a version
    Maximum shared memory of 2 GB

    Audio

    Realtek® ALC887 codec
    High Definition Audio
    2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    * To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
    Support for S/PDIF Out

    LAN

    Realtek® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

    Expansion Slots

    1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
    (The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard)
    * To support PCI Express 3.0, you must install an FM2+ APU
    1 x PCI Express x1 slot
    (The PCI Express x1 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard)
    1 x PCI slot

    Multi-Graphics Technology

    Support for AMD Dual Graphics technology
    Support for AMD Eyefinity technology

    Storage Interface

    Chipset:
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and JBOD

    USB

    Chipset:
    4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

    Internal I/O Connectors

    1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    1 x APU fan header
    1 x system fan header
    1 x front panel header
    1 x front panel audio header
    1 x S/PDIF Out header
    1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    1 x serial port header
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x chassis intrusion header

    Back Panel Connectors

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    1 x D-Sub port
    1 x DVI-D port
    1 x HDMI port
    2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    1 x RJ-45 port
    3 x audio jacks (Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

    I/O Controller

    iTE® I/O Controller Chip

    H/W Monitoring

    System voltage detection
    APU/System temperature detection
    APU/System fan speed detection
    APU/System fan speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.

    BIOS

    2 x 64 Mbit flash
    Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
    Support for DualBIOS™
    PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

    Unique Features

    Support for @BIOS
    Support for Q-Flash
    Support for Xpress Install
    Support for EasyTune
    * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model
    Support for Smart Recovery 2
    Support for ON/OFF Charge

    Operating System

    Support for Windows 8.1/8/7 32-bit/64-bit
    Support for Windows XP 32-bit
    * To support Windows XP 32-bit, you must install an AMD FM2 Trinity APU
    * It requires Service Pack 3 to support Windows XP driver installation

    Form Factor

    Micro ATX Form Factor; 22.6cm x 17.4cm

    Remark

    Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website
    Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website

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