J & W Minix 780G-SP128MB

A revolutionary product for lifestyle HD computing

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Built with the fastest onboard graphics – AMD 780G and with the help of 128MB side-port memory,

it further boosts up the graphics performance by another 15-19% in such a compact size.
Incredible, we would say.

Featuring the hardware HD video decoder Universal Video Decoder, and supporting Avivo
HD natively, MINIX 780G-SP128MB are also ready for DirectXR 10 like our award-winning
(click to view) JW-RS780UVD- AM2+ motherboard.

MINIX series motherboards come with the mission to rejuvenate the highly compact power for
home entertainment such as HD movie and DX10 gaming, born with such power it can go way beyond a normal HTPC.

This is the ultimate motherboard, don’t let the size fools you.

Key Features Highlight:

  1. Integrated ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3200 Graphics
  2. Supports DirectXR 10 3D graphics, Vista(TM) Aero Ready
  3. Supports AMDR Phenom(TM) Quad-Core Processors (95W max.)
  4. Built-in 128 MB Local Frame Buffer (Side-port memory)
  5. Supports ATI Avivo(TM) HD technology and built-in Universal Video Decoder (UVD) which leverages CPU consumption when play HD movie, hence power-saving
  6. Designed with 100% high quality solid capacitors and components to ensure high performance and great longevity
  7. One PCI-Express slot for expansion
  8. Two DDR2 SO-DIMM slots for extensible upgrade
  9. Supports J&WR iPartner(TM) Control Centre
  10. 7.1+2 Channel High-Performance HDA Codec with Content Protection (Realtek ALC885)


  • Integrated DX10 Graphics w/sp memory
  • HDMI + DVI + VGA ports
  • 100% solid capacitors
  • 8-CH HDA, Dual S/PDIF
  • Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA
  • PCIe slot for expansion

Hardware Specifications:

  • Brand: J & W
  • Model: Minix 780G

Socket AM2+/AM2 for AMD Phenom / AMD Phenom / AMD Athlon 64 FX / AMD Athlon 64 X2 / AMD Athlon 64 / AMD Sempron processors
(* Please note: Although this motherboard may support processors up to maximum 95W TDP,
we STRONGLY recommend users to use processor of 65W or less for HTPC application
since most mini-ITX/ HTPC casing and low-profile coolers have limited heat dissipation
capability which would affect stability of the whole system under long-term usage.)


  • AMD 780G + SB700 (Built in Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, DirectX 10 Ready, with 128MB side-port DDR2 memory onboard)
  • Marvell 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Controller
  • Super I/O: Winbond W83627EHG chip
  • Realtek ALC 885 HD Audio Codec (Please check with your local distributor)
  • 8M bit flash ROM
  • HyperTransport:
    HyperTransport 3.0/1.0, 5200/2000 MT/s


  • 2 SODIMMs, Dual Channel DDR2 1066/800/667/533 support (DDR2 1066 support is dependent on CPU and market supply of DDR2 1066 SODIMMs)
  • Max capacity: 4 GB
  • DIMM slots: 2

Internal I/O Connectors:

  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x IDE connector (for 2 PATA devices)
  • 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (Support RAID 0,1,0+1)
  • 1 x CPU fan connector
  • 1 x chipset fan connector
  • 1 x system fan connector
  • 1 x front panel connector
  • 1 x front audio connector
  • 2 x USB 2.0 header for additional 4 USB 2.0 ports (by cables)
  • 1 x buzzer connector
  • 1 x COM header
  • 1 x IR connector
  • 1 x iPartner Control Centre header

Expansion Slot:

  • 1 x PCI-E x16 slot (support up to x4)

Rear Panel I/O:

  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DVI port
  • 1 x VGA port
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • 2 x S/PDIF ports (Coaxial In, Optical Out)
  • 6 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 GigaLAN port
  • 6 x Audio ports (Line In / Line Out / MIC In/ Rear Speaker Out / Center-
  • Subwoofer Speaker Out / Side Speaker Out)

Form Factor:

  • Mini-ITX
  • 170 x 170mm

H/W Monitoring:

  • Winbond W83627EHG
    System health status auto-detect and reported by BIOS


  • 8 Mbit flash ROM, AMI BIOS
  • Bundle Software:
    Driver and Utility disc


  • Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors‘ website or 3rd party website.
  • This product does not support Win9X/ME.
  • 100% Solid Capacitors
  • This board does not support the 125W TDP Phenom Quad Core/ Athlon X2 Processors.

Package Contents:

  • 1 x J & W Minix(TM) 780G-SP128MB Mainbroad
  • 1 x IDE Cable
  • 2 x SATA Cables w/Clips
  • 1 x SATA Power Cable (for up to 2 drives)
  • 1 x Rear I/O Panel
  • 1 x User’s Manual
  • 1 x CD Driver