Abit intros GeForce 8200-based AMD mainboard
Abit today announced a single mobo based on the GeForce 8200 chipset from Nvidia. This A-N78HD motherboard combines full Socket AM2+ support for Phenom processors with an integrated DirectX 10-class Nvidia "motherboard GPU" that boasts high-definition video decoding capabilities. Physically, the A-N78HD is based on the Micro-ATX form factor, so its expansion is limited to one PCI Express x16 slot, one PCIe x1 slot, and two PCI slots.
The mobo has four DDR2-1066 memory slots, six 300MB/s Serial ATA connectors with RAID 0/1/0+1/5 and JBOD support, one IDE connector, and one floppy connector. On the rear I/O hub, you'll find HDMI, DVI, and VGA display ports as well as FireWire and Gigabit Ethernet ports. Abit has even implemented four-phase pulse width modulation for the processor power delivery circuit, which it says allows greater overclocking potential. Because it's based on the GeForce 8200 chipset, the A-N78HD also supports Hybrid SLI functionality.
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