Packed with upcoming G45 chipset, which includes the X4500HD IGP, the motherboard supports the DX10 API in hardware, albeit with no current software support.
On a more pertinent note, the GPU helps to process the computationally-expensive load of decoding of high-definition content - VC1 and H.264, in the main. This will help when playing back Blu-ray films at their native 1080p resolution.
The board also supports HDMI and DVI outputs, with HDCP capability, of course, and the no-frills nature of the design, bereft of cost-adding extras that are found on the majority of full-ATX-sized motherboards, is a sensible move.
We really hope that Gigabyte can market the board at, say, £65, allowing users to pair it up with a low-power LGA775 processor, ensuring that it can compete against AMD's all-singing 780G chipset.