A couple of days ago Gigabyte released the GA-E7AUM-DS2H, a new motherboard based on NVIDIA's GeForce 9400 IGP chipset:
Delivering the industry's best integrated graphics performance Intel motherboard with an NVIDIA single chip IGP solution, the GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H features the NVIDIA® Geforce® 9400 GPU and NVIDIA® PhysX™ Technology, providing a jaw-dropping home entertainment experience with enhanced 3D performance breaking 2400+* on 3DMark06. With support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 and Shader Model 4.0, the NVIDIA® Gefore® 9400 ensures top-notch compatibility and the power to run today's most popular games and digital media applications with ease.
Offering the Latest Platform Support and Connectivity Options
The GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H supports the powerful and energy efficient Intel multi-core processors up to FSB 1333MHz, including the latest Intel 45nm processors and also offer support for high speed DDR2 800 memory, making them the highest value Microsoft® Window Vista™ Premium capable motherboards available. Utilizing a 4 power phase design featuring GIGABYTE’s unique Ultra Durable 2 technology, users are ensured maximum upgradability through its future-proof design and longer system durability.
Providing an exceptional high-definition multimedia experience, the GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H is equipped with a wide range of connectivity options including D-sub and DVI, as well as support for HDMI. In addition to featuring support for NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD technology for unprecedented picture clarity and smooth video playback, the GA-E7AUM-DS2H allows for playback of HD content up to 1080P, with full support for HDCP for Blu-Ray™ HD content.
106dB SNR ALC889A Audio Controller
GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H motherboards are also equipped with the built-in High-Definition 7.1 + 2 channel Realtek ALC889A sound chip, whose 106dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) significantly reduces noise during signal transmission and supports Blu-ray playback for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.
Other GA-E7AUM-DS2H Features
GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced
GIGABYTE's Dynamic Energy Saver (DES) has once again proven itself as the industry leading energy saving technology with newly introduced Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced. Featuring improved algorithms that provide a more accurate power saving calculation, GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced provides better energy saving capabilities and enhanced system performance. GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced is the world’s only motherboard energy saving technology with hardware-based Dynamic 6-Gear* Switching. With support for VRD 11.1, GIGABYTE’s DES Advanced allows the motherboard to switch to 2 Gear phase switching during idle, allowing for a dramatic increase in power savings.
Designed with advanced users in mind, Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced allows users to take advantage of energy savings with or without the use the Dynamic Energy Saver Utility, for always-on, hardware based power savings. GIGABYTE has also retooled Dynamic Energy Saver to allow overclockers to experience the benefits of multi-gear power phase switching while overclocking, providing ultra stable, ultra smooth overclocking performance.
Ultra Durable 2 Technology
The GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H utilizes all Solid, Lower ESR Capacitors from leading Japanese manufacturers, which provide enhanced system stability and longer component lifespan. In addition, the GA-E7AUM-DS2H is equipped with Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs, delivering lower power consumption during the switching process, resulting in faster switching with less heat generation. The GA-E7AUM-DS2H also utilizes the highest quality Ferrite Core Chokes, whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron core chokes at high frequency, providing reduced core energy loss and lower EMI interference for extended system reliability.
Dual BIOS™- Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection
DualBIOS™ is a GIGABYTE patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating.
GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweaking your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. In addition, EasyTune 6 allows users to overclock the NVIDIA® Geforce® 9400 GPU core clock effortlessly for gaining greater graphics performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, GIGABYTE EasyTune 6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.
Dolby Home Theater®
In addition, GIGABYTE has also included the powerful Dolby Home Theater® suite of audio technologies, which deliver a vivid surround sound listening experience for music, movies, and games using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones. Designed to automatically deliver the best possible listening experience, Dolby Home Theater® includes Dolby Pro Logic IIx for maximum surround sound expansion, Dolby Headphone and Sound Space Expander for a virtualized audio experience, and Natural Bass enhancement for the richest quality sound.