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The ASRock K10N78M Pro is a low-end to mid-range microATX motherboard based on the Nvidia GeForce 8200 chipset.

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Pros

on-board graphics processing saves having to put a graphic card in a slot, takes care of basic everyday tasks well

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very easy to install, don't usually get any surprises along the way

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plenty of USB slots, easy to expand with external devices

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BIOS is well designed and user friendly

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Cons

even with add-on graphics card communication between components isn't fast enough for gaming purposes

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onboard video chipset is outdated, can't even handle casual gaming

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fairly limited number of SATA ports available

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heatsink behind the PCI-E x1 slot gets in the way, makes the slot unusable

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The ASRock K10N78M Pro is a low-end to mid-range microATX motherboard based on the Nvidia GeForce 8200 chipset. It features an AM2/AM2+ and AM3 capable CPU socket as well as support for up to 8GB of DDR2 RAM. Additionally, the K10N78M Pro's integrated Nvidia GeForce 8200 graphics processor provides full 1080p high definition video playback.

The K10N78M Pro's AM2/AM2+/AM3 compatible CPU socket allows it to handle AMD Phenom FX, Phenom, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core, Athlon X2 Dual-Core, Athlon 64, Sempron, Phenom II X6/X4/X3 and Athlon II X4/X3/X2 processors while its 2 DIMM slots support up to 8GB of dual-channel DDR2 RAM with data transfer rates of 1066, 800, 667 and 533MHz. Meanwhile, the K10N78M Pro's integrated Nvidia GeForce 8200 graphics processor supports Pixel Shader 4.0, DirectX 10 and 1080p HD video playback as well as dual-monitor setups via its DVI and VGA ports.

Features

  • AM2/AM2+/AM3 socket supports AMD Phenom FX, Phenom, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core, Athlon X2 Dual-Core, Athlon 64, Sempron, Phenom II X6/X4/X3 and Athlon II X4/X3/X2 processors
  • Supports up to 8GB of dual-channel DDR2 RAM @ 1066, 800, 667 and 533MHz
  • Integrated Nvidia GeForce 8200 graphics processor provides full 1080p playback
  • Expansion slots: 1x PCIe 2.0 x16, 1x PCI Express x1, 2x PCI
  • 6x USB 2.0 ports
  • 4 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
  • DVI (1920x1200 @ 75Hz) and VGA (1920x1440 @ 60Hz) video output
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