1.3.1 Product highlights Asus prime Asus M3A78-EM

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Chapter 1: Product introduction



HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry-supported, 

uncompressed, all digital audio and video interface via a single cable and is HDCP 

compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-Ray Disc and other protected content. 

See page 1-26 for details.


With an HDMI to DVI conversion adapter, this motherboard can support both 

DVI and HDMI output. DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high quality visuals 

for digital display devices like LCD monitors. The interface of this motherboard 

supports digital HDMI/DVI and analog D-Sub standards.



ATI new technology Hybrid CrossFireX greatly boosts graphics performance with 

an onboard GPU and a discrete graphics card.

•  Hybrid CrossFireX technology is supported by Windows Vista


 OS only.

•  Refer to www.asus.com for the discrete graphics GPU QVL which lists the 

GPUs that support the Hybrid CrossFireX technology.


This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and 

bandwidth which enhances system performance.



This motherboard is an AMD


 platform with DDR2 1066 support. It provides faster 

data transfer rate and more bandwidth to increase memory data transfer rate and 

computing efficiency, enhancing system performance in 3D graphics and other 

memory demanding applications.

Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ CPU for one 

DIMM per channel only. Refer to www.asus.com for the supported CPU models.