If you’ve decided to get a motherboard using the 780G chipset with its integrated HD3200 GPU and don’t have any money left over for a dedicated graphics card, you’ll be glad to hear that there is a very simple way to get more 3D performance. At stock speeds, the on-board GPU runs at 500 MHz.
Pressing CTRL+F1 in the BIOS of the Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard opens a hidden menu that allows you to change the GPU’s clock speed. We were able to boost our sample’s GPU frequency from 500 MHz to 950 MHz. All benchmarks ran much faster and completed without errors or crashes.
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We were able to achieve a performance boost of 29% by overclocking the GPU to 950 MHz. The 55 nm process really pays off for overclockers here.
- 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%
- Benchmarks - The HD3200 Graphics Unit of the 780G
- Benchmarks - Warhammer, Prey and Supreme Commander
- Benchmark Analysis - 3.5 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
- Test Setup
- Benchmark Settings
- Conclusion – Very fast on-board Graphics with HD Video Support