GV-R455HM-512I
ATI RadeonTM HD 4550 Graphics Accelerator
User's Manual
Rev. 201
12MM-R455HM-201R
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction ................................................................................................................ 4
1.1. Features ......................................................................................................................... 4
1.2. Minimum System Requirements .................................................................................... 4
2. Hardware Installation .................................................................................................. 5
2.1. Board Layout ................................................................................................................. 5
2.2. Hardware Installation ...................................................................................................... 7
3. Software Installation .................................................................................................... 9
3.1. Driver and Utility Installation ........................................................................................... 9
3.1.1. Driver Installation ........................................................................................................... 9
3.2.
3.3.
Taskbar Icon .............................................................................................................. 11
Display Properties Pages ........................................................................................ 13
4. Troubleshooting Tips ................................................................................................ 28
5. Appendix ................................................................................................................. 29
5.1. Resolutions and Color Depth Tables ............................................................................. 29
5.2. Regulatory Statements ................................................................................................. 30
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1. Introduction
1.1. Features
• Powered by ATI Radeon HD 4550 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
• Supports PCI Express 2.1
• GV-R455HM-512I supports ATI HyperMemoryTM technology which enables graphics card
performance by allowing the graphics processing unit (GPU) to dynamically share the
available system memory. The total effective VGA memory differs depending on system
memory. (Note1)
• Supports DirectX 11
• Supports CrossFireX
• Supports 1 Dual-Link DVI-I connector
• Supports 1 D-Sub connector
• Supports 1 HDMI connector
TM
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1.2. Minimum System Requirements
• Hardware
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Intel ® Pentium® 4/Core 2 or AMD Athlon /Phenom
1 GB or more of system memory for best performance
Optical drive for software installation (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive)
A power supply that provides at least 400-watt is required. The power supply should be
with a known brand and certified to conform to safety regulations. (For the list of certified
power supplies, go to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedpsu.)
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• Operating System
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Windows ® 7.0
Windows ® Vista
Windows ® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Windows ® XP Professional x64 Edition
(Note 1) The amount of HyperMemoryTM will only be shown in the Information Tab found in the CatalystTM
ControlCenter. Microsoft System Information program in Windows 7 and Windows Vista lists only
amount of videomemory on Display Adapter under Adapter RAM item.
The amount of HyperMemory available under Windows 7 and Windows Vista is calculated using the
followingformula:
Total HyperMemory = (System Memory- 512) / 2 + Discrete graphics amount.
1GB system memory 2GB system memory 3GB system memory 4GB* system memory
64MB graphics memory
HyperMemory=320MB
HyperMemory=832MB HyperMemory=1280MB HyperMemory=1792MB
128MB graphics memory HyperMemory=384MB
HyperMemory=896MB HyperMemory=1344MB HyperMemory=1856MB
256MB graphics memory HyperMemory=512MB HyperMemory=1024MB HyperMemory=1536MB HyperMemory=2048MB
512MB graphics memory HyperMemory=768MB HyperMemory=1280MB HyperMemory=1792MB HyperMemory=2304MB
1024MB graphics memory HyperMemory=1280MB HyperMemory=1792MB HyperMemory=2304MB HyperMemory=2816MB
2048MB graphics memory HyperMemory=2304MB HyperMemory=2816MB HyperMemory=3328MB HyperMemory=3840MB
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2. Hardware Installation
2.1. Board Layout
D-Sub Monitor Connector
(15-pin)
HDMI Connector
DVI-I Connector
or
D-Sub Monitor Connector (15-pin)
D-Sub Output
Analog LCD Monitor
Analog CRT Monitor
HDMI
Connector
HDMI TV
DVI-I
Connector
DVI Output
Digital LCD Monitor
D-Sub
Output
or
Analog LCD Monitor
DVI-I to D-Sub
Adapter
Analog Monitor
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Hardware Installation
The entire Radeon HD 4550 series support HDMI output which can handle both audio and
video signals. However, audio output from the onboard audio controller or the external
sound card will be disabled when HDMI output is activated.
If no need for HDMI output function, set the onboard audio controller or the external sound
card to be the default Sound Playback device to obtain audio output from your system. For
more details, refer to page 12.
Expansion cards contain very delicate Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To
protect them against damage from static electricity, you should follow some
precautions whenever you work on your computer.
1. Turn off your computer and unplug power supply.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do not
have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a metal object,
such as the power supply case.
3. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with the
components whenever the components are separated from the system.
The card contains sensitive electric components, which can be easily damaged by static
electricity, so the card should be left in its original packing until it is installed.
Unpacking and installation should be done on a grounded anti-static mat. The operator
should be wearing an anti-static wristband, grounded at the same point as the anti-static
mat.
Inspect the card carton for obvious damage. Shipping and handling may cause damage
to your card. Be sure there are no shipping and handling damages on the card before
proceeding.
DO NOT APPLY POWER TO YOUR SYSTEM IF THE GRAPHICS CARD IS
DAMAGED.
In order to ensure that your graphics card can work correctly, please use
official GIGABYTE BIOS only. Using non-official GIGABYTE BIOS might
cause problem(s) on the graphics card.
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2.2. Hardware Installation
Now that you have prepared your computer, you are ready to install your graphics card.
Step 1.
Locate the PCI Express x16 slot. If necessary, remove the
metal cover from this slot; then align your graphics card with
the PCI Express x16 slot, and press it in firmly until the card is
fully seated.
Make sure that the gold edge connector of the graphics card is securely
inserted.
Step 2.
Replace the screw to fasten the card in place, and replace the
computer cover.
Step 3.
Plug the display cable into your card; then turn on the computer
and monitor. To connect a D-Sub monitor to your graphics card,
use the D-Sub connector. To connect a flat panel display to your
graphics card, use the DVI-I connector. To connect an HDMI
monitor to your graphics card, use the HDMI connector.
To D-Sub Monitor
To HDMI Monitor
To Flat Panel Display
Connect a D-Sub monitor
Connect an HDMI monitor
Connect a flat panel display
You are now ready to proceed with the installation of the graphics card driver. Please refer to next
chapter for detailed instructions.
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Hardware Installation
How to enable the ATI CrossFireXTM technology?
Step 1:
Install two CrossFireX graphics cards of the same chipset on a CrossFireX-supported motherboard
(Figure 1). Then users can enable the CrossFireX technology through the graphics card driver.
Two CrossFire graphics cards of the same type.
(Example: GV-RX16P128P-RH)
Figure 1
Step 2:
After installing graphics card driver in operating system, when an ATI CrossFireX configuration is
detected for the first time by the ATI Catalyst display driver, ATI CrossFireX support is automatically
enabled, and the best possible GPU combination is selected based on the hardware configuration.
If ATI CrossFireX is not enabled, access the ATI Catalyst Control Center (please refer to Page 17). From
the ATI Catalyst Control Center, enter the CrossFireX menu and assure to select the Enable CrossFireTM
check box (Figure 2).
Figure 2
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3. Software Installation
Notice the following guidelines before installing the drivers:
1. First make sure your system has installed DirectX 9 or later version.
2. Make sure your system has installed the appropriate motherboard drivers (for the motherboard
drivers, please contact the motherboard manufacturer.)
3.1. Driver and Utility Installation
3.1.1. Driver Installation
After installing the operating system, insert the driver disk into your optical drive. The driver Autorun
screen is automatically displayed which looks like that shown in the screen shot below. (If the driver
Autorun screen does not appear automatically, go to My Computer, double-click the optical drive and
execute the setup.exe program.)
Step 1:
Click the Install Display Driver item.
Step 3:
Click the Install button.
Step 2:
Select the displayed language and then click Next.
For software MPEG support in Windows XP, you must install DirectX first. Users who run
Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or above do not need to install DirectX separately.
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Step 5:
Click the Accept button.
Setp 4:
Click the Express or Custom icon and then
click Next.
The system is installing the components.
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Step 6:
Click the Finish button to restart the computer.
Then the driver installation is completed.
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3.2. Taskbar Icon
After installation of the display driver, you will find an ATI
icon in the notification area. Right-click the
icon to enter the ATI Catalyst Control Center. The ATI Catalyst Control Center is used to configure
all your graphics card settings.
Right-click the ATI icon to enter the ATI Catalyst Control Center.
Or you can right-click on the desktop and select Catalyst(TM) Control Center.
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Software Installation
Configuring Audio Output
Configure the default audio output device based upon your needs.
Step 1:
Go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Manage audio devices.
Figure 2
Figure 1
Figure 3
Step 2:
In the Manage audio devices dialog box, click the Playback tab.
Using the picture to the left as the example, to set HDMI audio to be
the default Sound Playback device, select Digital Output Device
(HDMI). Otherwise, select Digital Output Device (SPDIF), which
is the onboard audio controller.
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3.3. Display Properties Pages
Display Settings (Resolutions and Color Quality for Windows)
To access Display Settings page, right-click on desktop and select Personalize, then the Personalization
windows will show up. Select Display Settings to adjust the screen resolution and color quality settings.
You can move the slider to change the resolution.
You can click the item to change the color quality.
Click the Advanced button for advanced settings.
Display
Matrix
Model
CRT+DVI
CRT+CRT (Note 1)
DVI +DVI (Note 2)
HDMI+DVI
HDMI+CRT
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
(Note 1) By a DVI-to-D-Sub adapter.(optional)
(Note 2) By a HDMI to DVI adapter.(optional)
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Software Installation
ATI Catalyst® Control Center Basic View :
The Basic View is the default view when ATI Catalyst Control Center is launched for the first time. This
interface provides access to the basic settings and advanced features of your ATI graphics products.
You can switch between Basic View and Advanced View at any time.
To access more settings in Basic View, click Basic,
and then click Next.
Easy Setup Wizards:
Choose a wizard from the central list and click Go for step-by-step assistance.
„ Avivo Video Converter
This wizard assists you to convert videos from one file format to another.
Step 1:
Select Avivo Video Converter, then click Go.
Step 2:
Select the video file to be converted.
Step 3:
In the Output Folder area, select the destination folder where the new file will be located. Click Next.
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Step 4:
In the Output Video Format list, select a file
format for the new file. If you wish to change the
name of the new file, enter the new name in the
Output File area. Finally, click Next to start
file conversion.
The video file has been successfully converted.
„ Setup my display configuration
This wizard allows you to configure display
setting for desktop viewing.
„ HydraVision Configuration Settings
This wizard will take you to set up the
HydraVision Configuration based on your own
preference.
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Quick Settings:
The Quick Settings page provides access to three main settings.
„ 3D Quality
3D Performance and Quality Settings allows your
3D games and applications to get faster performance and better quality with a more balanced
setting.
„ Video Playback
Use this option to optimize video playback in
different room environment or to select how
video playback appears on the second display.
„ Display Setup
This option allows you to configure your desktop,
including changing desktop resolution and desktop mode, setting up extended desktop (requires
more than one display), and rotating desktop
image to match new display orientation.
Information Center:
The Information Center page in Basic and Advanced View provides hardware and software information
about the installed graphics card.
„ Graphics Software
Provides software information including driver
version, CATALYST version, Direct 3D version
and so on.
„ Graphics Hardware
Provides hardware information including graphics chipset, BIOS version, memory size, core
clock and so on.
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ATI Catalyst Control Center Advanced View
The Advanced page allows you to configure all of the many available settings of your ATI graphics
card.
View Properties:
The CATALYST Control Center dashboard supports three types of views: Basic View/ Advanced View/
Custom View.
„ Basic View
The Basic view is the default view when CATALYST Control Center is launched for the first
time. Refer to the previous pages for details.
„ Advanced View
The Advanced view provides access to the
advanced features on each page. The left navigation pane displays a tree view that lists all the
advanced features. The Advanced view is recommended for experienced users.
„ Custom View
The Custom view allows you to display only
the features you choose in the left navigation
pane. The Custom view is recommended for
experienced users who want to expose only
the features they adjust most often or that their
3D application supports.
Hotkeys Properties:
The Hotkeys Manager allows you to create shortcut key combinations to quickly perform tasks such
as changing a graphics setting or opening an application. A Hotkey is a combination of a modifier key
or keys, such as Ctrl, Alt, or Shift, and any letter from the alphabet.
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Profiles Properties:
You can use profiles to create customized environments for your desktop, video, and 3D applications.
Define and save your own personal video settings that can be quickly activated manually, through a
Hotkey, or by file association.
Note:
A profile applies to a specific graphics card. If
there is more than one graphics card installed in
your computer, you need to select the appropriate
card before creating, loading, or activating a Profile.
Preferences Properties:
The Preferences page helps to restore defaults, change skins, and update the Catalyst Control Center.
The Catalyst Control Center Preferences page contains the following options:
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Always on Top
Hide Tooltips
Hide Toolbar Text
Hide Splash Screen
Enable System Tray Menu
Select a Language ...
Select a Skin ...
Restore Factory Defaults ...
Help Properties:
The Catalyst Control Center Help feature allows you to access the comprehensive online help, register
your product, or generate a problem report should you require technical support.
The Catalyst Control Center Help feature offers
the following options:
„ Help for this Page
„ Help Contents ...
„ Go to ATI.com
„ About Catalyst Control Center ...
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Software Installation
Displays Manager:
Displays Manager is the central location for configuring your display devices and arranging your
desktop. Use Displays Manager to change your display setup and arrange your desktop in a multimonitor environment.
Note:
The stretch vertically and horizontally options are
not supported on systems running Windows Vista.
Display Options:
The Display Options aspect gives you additional control to optimize performance of OpenGL and Direct
3D applications. Choose one of the Display Detection Option to prevent screen flicker when
detecting a display.
Note:
On systems Windows XP, this page will show up
the 3D Refresh Rate Override item. Use 3D Refresh Rate Override to set a refresh rate of your
choice when a full-screen application or game has a
default refresh rate that is lower than optimal.
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Monitor Properties 1:
„ Attributes
Monitor Attributes provides information about the
attached monitor. You can also enable Extended
Display Identification Data (EDID). EDID uses the
information provided by the attached monitor to
determine the limits for the resolution and refresh rate.
„ Adjustments
Use Monitor Adjustments to resize and reposition the computer desktop on your monitor's
display screen. You can also adjust the horizontal and vertical sync or enable composite sync.
„ Avivo Color
TM
Use Avivo TM Color for ATI graphics cards that
support per-display color settings. Independently
set the hue, saturation, and temperature for each
attached and enabled display.
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3D:
„ Standard Settings
The Standard Settings page provides access to a
universal slider control where you can simultaneously adjust all of the standard 3D settings for
any type of 3D application. The slider enables you
to adjust for overall system performance, overall
3D image quality, or a balance between the two.
This page is useful when you are not aware of
which type of 3D settings your application uses,
or when you want to use an overall adjustment
control that rapidly configures your application.
„ Anti-Aliasing
Anti-Aliasing (AA) is a rendering technique designed
to remove jagged edges, shimmering, and pixelation
problems that are common in rendered 3D images.
Rather than determining the color to display for each
pixel by sampling a single location at the pixel's
center, anti-aliasing samples multiple locations within
each pixel and blends the results together to produce the final color.
Anti-Aliasing can be set to favor either system processing performance or image quality, or the application can decide:
• Setting for performance is best used when the 3D
image is animated and smooth motion is the most important consideration.
• Setting for quality is best used when highly detailed
and realistic 3D objects is the most important
consideration.
• If you are unsure of how to configure anti-aliasing,
use the Use application settings option. Your display
will automatically adjust to the application's
requirements.
„ Adaptive Anti-Aliasing
Adaptive anti-aliasing is a technique that applies
a combination of multi-sampling (MSAA) and
super-sampling (SSAA) on 3D objects to
improve edge smoothness and fine detail.
This feature renders 3D objects containing transparencies more realistic, providing exceptional
levels of image quality while maintaining
performance.
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„ Anisotropic Filtering
Anisotropic Filtering is a technique that preserves
detail on surfaces that have three-dimensional perspective and fade away into the background. It works
best when used in conjunction with Mipmapping.
Anisotropic Filtering can be set to favor either an
increase in system processing performance or improved image quality:
• Setting for performance is best used with applications that display objects with smooth, simple surfaces,
like those seen in CAD applications.
• Setting for quality is best used with applications that
display highly detailed scenes, backgrounds, and
textured objects, like those seen in 3D games.
• If you are unsure how to configure anisotropic
filtering, use the Use application settings option. Your
display will automatically adjust to the application's
requirements.
„ CATALYST® A.I.
Catalyst ® A.I. makes use of ATI's new texture
analyzer technology to optimize performance in
3D applications while maintaining or even improving image quality. It analyzes individual
textures as they are loaded to determine the
best and fastest way to display them.
„ Mipmap Detail Level
Mipmapping is a texturing technique that preserves
the detail on a 3D object's surface as it moves into the
background. A series of low- and high-resolution
texture maps are stored in memory and selectively
used to create the object's surface, depending on
what level of detail is needed.
Mipmap detail level can be set to favor either an increase in system processing performance or improved image quality:
• Setting for performance is best used when the 3D
image is animated and smoothness of motion is the
most important consideration.
• Setting for quality is best used when high surface
detail is required, especially if the animated object
rotates or moves into the background.
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„ All Settings
The All Settings page combines all of the principal 3D features onto a single page, without any
preview window, allowing for quick access and
adjustment. This page is useful when it is not
necessary to preview the adjusted settings because the effect is already known or understood.
„ More Settings
Use the More Settings dialog to select settings for the
Direct 3D and OpenGL Application Programmable
Interfaces (API). These settings are provided for resolving certain incompatibilities within 3D applications that use one of these APIs. Use this dialog when
you know which type of API (Direct 3D or OpenGL
your 3D application uses, and you want to select a
particular API-specific feature. If you are not sure
which API your 3D application uses, consult the documentation of your 3D application.
Note:
The Alternate Pixel center Direct 3D setting is not
supported on systems running Windows Vista. This
setting corrected a corruption problem that occurred
with some older games that should not occur with
modern games.
Color:
Adjust the overall richness of color by using the Gamma control. To adjust the overall brightness use
the Brightness control, and the overall contrast use the Contrast control.
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AvivoTM Video:
„ Presets
To quickly adjust your video settings choose
one of the video presets.
Note:
These settings will only affect applications with
video overlay support.
„ Basic Color
Use the Avivo Color: Basic option to manually
set Gamma, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation,
and Tint for video playback.
Note:
Certain video formats do not support these
adjustments. These settings will only affect applications with video overlay support.
„ Advanced Color
Use the Advanced Color page to fine tune the
color of standard definition video (720x480) to
make the color more or less vibrant and to remove excess red from skin tones. You can
preview your changes before applying them.
Note:
This page is only for Windows Vista.
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„ Basic Quality
You can control the deinterlacing settings by
checking the Use automatic deinterlacing
item. The bar determines how the two interlaced video fields are converted into a noninterlaced form.
Note:
These settings will only affect applications with
video overlay support.
„ Theater Mode
Use Theater Mode to change the way you view
streaming video.
Note:
• These settings will only affect applications
with video overlay support. Extended Desktop
Mode is not supported on systems running Windows Vista.
• This item will be available when you connect
two monitors.
„ All Settings
The All Settings page combines all of the principal Video features onto a single page, without
any preview window, allowing quick access
and adjustment. This page is useful when it is
not necessary to preview the adjusted settings
because the effect is already known or
understood.
Note:
These settings will only affect applications with
video overlay support.
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ATI Overdrive:
Use Overdrive to maximize your viewing experience by dynamically and safely overclocking the
graphics processor and memory. Use the Automated clock configuration utility to obtain the ATI recommended speeds for the graphics processor clock and video memory clock. Alternatively, manually set
these speeds to meet your specific requirements. Finally, Overdrive can be configured to run when the
computer is booted or only when running 3D applications.
Note:
If your computer cannot restart after setting a higher clock
speed, press and hold the <Shift> key during system
start-up until you hear three beeps. Once your computer
has full booted, disable Preserve ATI Overdrive settings
at logon.
CrossFireXTM:
CrossFireX delivers exceptional performance on a single display by combining the processing power
of two or more Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).
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4. Troubleshooting Tips
The following troubleshooting tips may help if you experience problems. Contact your dealer or
GIGABYTE for more advanced troubleshooting information.
Check that the card is seated properly in the PCI Express x16 slot.
Ensure that the display cable is securely fastened to the card's display connector.
Make sure that the monitor and computer are plugged in and receiving power.
If necessary, disable any built-in graphics capabilities on your motherboard. For more
information, consult your computer's manual or manufacturer.
(NOTE: Some manufacturers do not allow the built-in graphics to be disabled or to become the
secondary display.)
„ Make sure you selected the appropriate display device and graphics card when you install
the graphics driver.
„ Restart your computer.
Press <F8> on your keyboard after system starts up. When the Windows Advanced Options
Menu appears, select Safe Mode and press <Enter>.
After getting into Safe Mode, in Device Manager check whether the driver for the graphics card
is correct.
„ For more assistance, use the Troubleshooting Guide located in the Windows Help or contact
your computer manufacturer.
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If necessary, adjust your monitor's setting using monitor's adjust panel to make the screen
look focused, crisp, and sharp. (Please refer to the monitor's manual.)
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5. Appendix
5.1. Resolutions and Color Depth Tables
Radeon HD 4550 Series 2D Single Display Modes
TM
Display
Screen
Resolution
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
1280 x 768
1280 x 960
1280 x 1024
1440 x 900
1600 x 1200
1680 x 1050
1792 x 1344
1800 x 1440
1856 x 1392
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200
1920 x 1400
2048 x 1536
Refresh
Rate
(Hz)
200
200
200
100
85
160
120
60
100
100
85
70
75
75
85
75
66
Color Depth (bpp)
8bpp(256 color)
Standard mode
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
16bpp(65K color)
High mode
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
32bpp(16.7M)
True mode
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
* The tables are for reference only. The actual resolutions supported depend on the monitor you use.
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Appendix
5.2. Regulatory Statements
Regulatory Notices
This document must not be copied without our written permission, and the contents there of must not be
imparted to a third party nor be used for any unauthorized purpose. Contravention will be prosecuted.
We believe that the information contained herein was accurate in all respects at the time of printing.
GIGABYTE cannot, however, assume any responsibility for errors or omissions in this text. Also note
that the information in this document is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as
a commitment by GIGABYTE.
Our Commitment to Preserving the Environment
In addition to high-efficiency performance, all GIGABYTE motherboards fulfill European Union regulations for RoHS (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) environmental directives, as well as most
major worldwide safety requirements. To prevent releases of harmful substances into the environment
and to maximize the use of our natural resources, GIGABYTE provides the following information on
how you can responsibly recycle or reuse most of the materials in your "end of life" product.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive Statement
GIGABYTE products have not intended to add and safe from hazardous substances (Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr+6,
PBDE and PBB). The parts and components have been carefully selected to meet RoHS requirement.
Moreover, we at GIGABYTE are continuing our efforts to develop products that do not use internationally
banned toxic chemicals.
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive Statement
GIGABYTE will fulfill the national laws as interpreted from the 2002/96/EC WEEE (Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment) directive. The WEEE Directive specifies the treatment, collection, recycling and
disposal of electric and electronic devices and their components. Under the Directive, used equipment
must be marked, collected separately, and disposed of properly.
WEEE Symbol Statement
The symbol shown below is on the product or on its packaging, which indicates that this
product must not be disposed of with other waste. Instead, the device should be taken to
the waste collection centers for activation of the treatment, collection, recycling and
disposal procedure. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the
time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a
manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can
drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local government office, your
household waste disposal service or where you purchased the product for details of environmentally
safe recycling.
Š When your electrical or electronic equipment is no longer useful to you, "take it back" to your local
or regional waste collection administration for recycling.
Š If you need further assistance in recycling, reusing in your "end of life" product, you may contact us
at the Customer Care number listed in your product's user's manual and we will be glad to help you
with your effort.
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Finally, we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and
using the energy-saving features of this product (where applicable), recycling the inner and outer
packaging (including shipping containers) this product was delivered in, and by disposing of or
recycling used batteries properly. With your help, we can reduce the amount of natural resources
needed to produce electrical and electronic equipment, minimize the use of landfills for the disposal of
"end of life" products, and generally improve our quality of life by ensuring that potentially hazardous
substances are not released into the environment and are disposed of properly.
China Restriction of Hazardous Substances Table
The following table is supplied in compliance with China's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (China
RoHS) requirements:
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Appendix
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