Thanks to the HD-video capabilities built into the 780G chipset, users who want to put together HTPC or multimedia systems can save themselves the cost of buying a graphics card. Meanwhile, the prices of Blu-ray drives have dropped so low that it is now possible to buy the innards of a full-featured HDTV system with a 500 GB drive for as little as €423.
|Basic HD-Capable System - Hardware Configuration|
|Processor:||AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 Boxed||€70|
|Memory:||2 GB DDR2-800||€42|
|HDD:||SATA 500 GB||€84|
The 780G system with a flat low-profile HFC-20820-C1 CPU cooler made by Hiper
Since this configuration gets by without a dedicated graphic card, the system can literally keep a low profile. If a low CPU cooler is used as well, this multimedia system can be installed in a very flat case. AMD is setting a new standard for HTPCs.
Thanks to their low profile, the components will allow you to use a small case.
Hiper's HMC-1K53A is a very flat HTPC case.
Hiper's HMC-1K53a is a mere 53 mm high.
- AMD's New 780G Chipset
- HD3400 In The Northbridge With Additional Memory
- Smooth HD Playback With A Sempron 3200+
- HD-Video Benchmarks: Only 21.90% CPU Load On A 3800+
- Output: Dual-Monitor, HDMI, Up To 4 Monitors
- Quad-Monitor Configuration
- Overclocking The Graphics Core By 90%
- Test Setup
- Benchmarks - The HD3200 Graphics Unit Of The 780G
- Benchmarks - Warhammer, Prey And Supreme Commander
- Benchmark Analysis - 2.4 Times Faster Than The 690G
- Benchmark Analysis - 65% More Performance Through Hybrid-Crossfire
- Power Consumption - 42 Watts When Idle At System Level
- Power Consumption - 73 Watts During Blu-ray Playback
- Southbridge - SB700 With 14 USB And 6 SATA Ports
- Cost Of A Basic HD-Capable System
- 24 Boards From 13 Companies Announced
- Conclusion - Very Fast On-board Graphics With HD Video Support