Gigabyte unveils their latest 73 Series motherboards including the GA-73UM-S2H and GA-73PVM-S2H based on the NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series GPUs, establishing a new category of IGP motherboards that not only feature High Definition video playback with HDMI support, but also deliver the performance to rival today's Discrete Graphics solutions.
The GIGABYTE 73 Series is a new breed of motherboards that feature the first NVIDIA UMA chipsets for the Intel platform. Supporting all the latest Intel processors including Intel Core2 Multi-Core processors, the GIGABYTE 73 Series delivers new levels of performance and functionality for mainstream computing solutions with support for up to 1333 MHz FSB and DDR2 800MHz memory, making them the highest value Microsoft Window Vista Premium capable motherboards available.
Powered by the NVIDIA GeForce 7150 and 7100 GPUs respectively, the GIGABYTE GA-73UM-S2H and GA-73PVM-S2H provide a jaw-dropping home entertainment experience. Featuring top-notch compatibility and performance for all DirectX 9.0 applications, including Shader Model 3.0 support, the GIGABYTE 73 Series enables stunning and complex visual effects and delivers faster and smoother game play. In addition to High Definition video playback, the GIGABYTE 73 Series provides HDMI connectivity with HDCP (High Definition Content Protection) support, allowing for playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content. The GIGABYTE 73 Series also features DVI and VGA output as well as rear IO port eSATA connectivity for quick and easy data transfer on the go.
Further expanding the High Definition capabilities of the GIGABYTE 73 Series, both motherboards feature the Realtek ALC889A audio codec with 7.1 + 2 channels of High Definition output and high-performance DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) with 106 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback quality. The ALC889A also features DTS Connect technology, providing the ultimate in cinematic surround sound effects, for an unmatched PC entertainment experience.