Product Info
NVIDIA nForce® 780a SLI® media and communications processors (MCPs) are the foundation for the world’s ultimate gaming PC.

NVIDIA nForce® 780a SLI® MCPs power the most feature rich, high performance motherboards for AMD CPUs. As the first enthusiast platform to feature NVIDIA® HybridPower™ technology, get the best of both worlds with 3-way SLI for maximum graphics performance and HybridPower for low-power quiet operation. Further harness the power of your rig with real time component monitoring and tuning features of the first ESA-certified platform for AMD CPUs.


Intelligent Power Management
Plug in select NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs and experience HybridPower technology. Unleash graphics performance for demanding 3D games and applications when you need it or opt for a quiet, low-power PC experience when browsing the web, word processing or watching HD videos.


Achieve Ultimate Control
Real-time component monitoring and tuning features of NVIDIA control panel with ESA give you complete control over your PC. Maximize your PC’s performance through an immersive, all-in-one, 3D system monitor application.


Spectacular DirectX 10 Gaming Experience
Up your game by pairing nForce 780a SLI with three GeForce 9800 GTX graphics cards and experience next generation DirectX 10 games the way they’re meant to be played.

Key Features

Designed for SLI technology
NVIDIA® SLI® technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows you to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a single system with an NVIDIA nForce SLI MCP. New support for 3-way SLI technology provides up to 2.8x performance increase so you can play the latest next generation applications at mind-blowing frame rates and resolutions.

HybridPower technology
Unleash graphics performance when you need it or opt for a quiet, low-power PC experience with NVIDIA® HybridPower™ technology. Plug your GeForce GPU*(s) into an NVIDIA motherboard* for the ultimate control. Dial up performance when you game or watch video; go green and reduce noise and power consumption when you’re just surfing the web, emailing, and word processing.

Support for ESA
Provides real-time and complete PC performance management. Tested by a comprehensive certification program for system compatibility and reliability, ESA-certified components and applications bring you unprecedented control to manage and tune thermal, electrical, acoustic and operating characteristics to maximize your PC’s performance. For more information, visit //

NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA Control Panel allows you to take full advantage of ESA. Easily adjust PC characteristics for maximum performance. Features NVIDIA System Monitor, so you can seamlessly monitor characteristics in an intuitive and customizable 3D environment.

NVIDIA® MediaShield™ Storage
Suite of features that safeguards your most important digital media assets; always reliable, scalable, and accessible. Includes support for RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 configurations and up to six SATA 3Gb/s drives.

Networking with nForce
NVIDIA networking delivers the highest network throughput at the lowest CPU utilization. The manageable and stable NVIDIA networking solution results in better networking management and a lower total cost of ownership. Only NVIDIA integrates this level of networking features to allow you to take your online experience to the next level.

Key Benefits
NVIDIA® SLI® Ready Quad SLI technology support with two dual-GPU NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GX2 graphics cards
3-way SLI technology support with three GeForce 9800 GTX, 8800 Ultra or GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards
SLI technology support with two identical SLI Ready graphics cards
NVIDIA Hybrid SLI Technology HybridPower™ Technology
GeForce Boost Technology
System Performance Tools ESA certified motherboard
NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA System Monitor
Expansion Slots PCI Express 2.0 support
35 lanes, 7 links: 1 x16, 2 x8, 3 x1
Up to 5 PCI Slots
CPU AMD Socket AM2+
AMD Phenom, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64
Memory DDR2 1066/800/667/533
Storage NVIDIA® MediaSheild™ Technology
Up to 6 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s drives
Up to 2 PATA drives (Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33)
RAID configurations 0, 1, 0+1, 5
Networking Native Gigabit Ethernet connections
NVIDIA® FirstPacket™ technology
USB Up to 12 USB 2.0 ports
Audio HDA (Azalia)
Display On board display out
NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD technology