AMD's 780G and 780V chipsets are the first on-board graphics solutions to offer dual-monitor support. If the 780G/V board is equipped with a DVI or HDMI connector in addition to the conventional VGA output, the board can drive two displays.
An HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable.
If the only digital output present on the board is an HDMI interface, you can still use your TFT via an adapter or an HDMI-DVI converter cable. This will not have any impact on the HDCP copy protection used on HD-DVDs or Blu-ray discs.
Gigabyte also equips its board with a DVI connector
The Gigabyte board came equipped with a DVI output as well as an HDMI connector. Since these two outputs use the same source, connecting two digital displays is not possible.
Choosing between HDMI and DVI in the BIOS
When equipped with a hybrid-enabled ATI graphics card, the system can drive up to four monitors, with the add-in card providing connectivity for the additional two displays. Depending on the manufacturer, a typical add-in card will either sport two DVI ports or one DVI and one VGA connector.
ATI's HD3450 features both a VGA and a DVI connector
- 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