1.3.1 Product highlights Asus prime Asus M3A78-EM

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ASUS M3A78-EM 

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Serial.ATA.3Gb/s.technology.

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The motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new 

SATA 3Gb/s storage specification. The onboard ATI

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 SB700 allows RAID 0, RAID 

1 and RAID 10 configurations for five onboard SATA connectors. See pages 1-33 

and 2-19 for details.

Gigabit.LAN.solution.

The on-board LAN controller is a highly integrated Gb LAN controller. It is 

enhanced with an ACPI management function to provide efficient power 

management for advanced operating systems.

USB.2.0.technology.

USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components and 

peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 

delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and 

ultra-fast data transfers.

8-channel high definition audio 

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Enjoy high-quality sound system on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio 

(High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 

192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-detect feature, which automatically detects and 

identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies 

users of inappropriate connection, meaning there will be no more confusion of 

Line-in, Line-out and Mic jacks. See pages 1-27, 1-35 and 2-27 for details.

DisplayPort.

This motherboard introduces the new digital display interface standard - 

DisplayPort. This new design features a small and user-friendly connector. It 

delivers higher performances of resolution, refresh rate, and color depth and 

improves digital display connectivity.

Due to chipset limitation, DisplayPort on this motherboard only supports video 

signals.