Asus launches new HTPC motherboards

New motherboards geared towards home theatre setups
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Asus today released its new M4A78-HTPC Series motherboards that are developed specifically for use in Home Theatre Personal Computers (HTPCs). According to a press release, the M4A78-HTPC Series motherboards are based on the AMD 780G chipset, which integrates HDMI/DVI support to display HD videos. The board also incorporates ASUS Absolute Pitch Hi-Fi and DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC Technology, for sound enhancement.

Furthermore, M4A78-HTPC Series motherboards come with a media center dubbed Home Theatre Gate and a low-noise, energy efficient Tranquil Mode that offer users greater convenience and a more conducive music environment respectively.

The M4A78-HTPC Series are the first motherboards to be equipped with the Asus Absolute Pitch Hi-Fi technology which dedicates an independent audio power connector solely to audio components. Additionally, the gold-plated RCA stereo audio connectors are compatible with amplifiers without requiring additional connectors -- making it simple to link PCs to home theatre equipment. Furthermore, the M4A78-HTPC supports DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC Technology for true high-definition home theatre entertainment.