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AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA

The AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket AM2 socket.

It has 0 GB DDR2 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.

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AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA

help iconCPU SocketSocket AM2help iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible MakeAMDhelp iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconForm FactorMicro-ATXhelp iconOnboard GPUyes
help iconMax RAM0 GB DDR2help iconPCI Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 v2.0
help iconRAM Slots4 x DDR2help iconSATA 1.00
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 2.03
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR2 800 MHz
help iconSATA 3.00
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots2help iconRAID Supportno
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear4help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
  • 1 x 4 pin power connector
  • Floppy drive connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF connector
  • 1 x IDE connector
help iconGraphics Card InterfacePCIe v2.xhelp iconBack Panel I/O
  • Display Port">Display Port
  • Line In Connector
  • Line Out Connector
  • Mic In connector
  • Audio Input Output
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
  • PS/2 mouse connector

AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA compatibility review

The AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA uses the AMD Socket AM2 CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry.

The Micro-ATX AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA should fit into all ATX cases, but its smaller size allows you to downsize your system build as a whole. Its size comes at the cost of features, so there are likely to be far fewer connections and expansion options available than in a larger motherboard.

The AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA has 3 SATA 2.0 hard drive slots. These allow for data speeds of up to 3GB/s. SATA 2.0 is a very common standard, and despite the emergence of SATA 3.0 - whose potential is difficult to reach currently - SATA 2.0 remains a viable option.

The AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA supports onboard graphics. This allows for integrated graphics when paired with a compatible CPU that supports them. Integrated graphics are a cheap alternative to using a graphics card, but should be avoided when frequently using modern applications or games that require intense graphical processing. There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v2.x, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA's PCIe v2.x. The AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA has 6 USB 2.0 slots but no USB 3.0 slots. While USB 3.0 slots are so far by no means necessary, and with a plethora of USB 2.0 peripherals to choose from, the USB functionality on this motherboard should be fine. If planning on building a new system, a motherboard with USB 3.0 is likely to have a longer life cycle, however.

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