AMD's excellent upgrade paths mean the GA-MA785G-UD3H motherboard will support AMD Sempron, Athlon, Athlon II, Phenom and Phenom II processors; in short socket AM2, AM2+ and AM3 CPUs. The board has four memory slots that accommodate up to 8GB of DDR2 800/1066/1333(OC) MHz memory. However, beyond broad CPU and cheap DDR2 memory compatibility, the real power of the Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H is the AMD 785G chipset and Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics at its heart. ATI's Radeon HD 4200 IGP is an evolved form of the Radeon HD 3200 found in the AMD 780G chipset. The main difference is the HD 4200 now supports DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1. ATI Stream has been brought into the fold so graphics hardware can be harnessed to power certain applications too.