Introduction: Once again AMD is ready with another integrated solution for a chipset and graphicscard. The motherboard on the bench today is from MSI, called MSI K9A2GM-FIH. The motherboard is primarily aimed at the HTPC people and the system integrator. There's a number of HTPC manufactures because there's more money to be made with these machines. A lot of configuration is connected to HTPC's which to some degree justifies the higher price. The motherboard is the first we've seen with AMD's 780G chipset.
Packaging: Our sample was still very new, meaning that the motherboard was shipped in an anonymous box containing the necessary components. In the box there was no Instructionsmanual but 2 home burned CD's with drivers etc. The motherboard has now been released on MSI's website and it's possible to look at the details, technologies etc. SATA cables weren't included either, but I'm sure these will be bundled in the actual release boxes.
An I/O shield and drivers is included with the board. As you can tell from the pictures, the CD's in our review is not what you would find in the shop.