The D875PBZ is compatible with Intel processors with the Socket 478/Socket N socket.
It has maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||Socket 478/Socket N||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Compatible Make||Intel||Onboard GPU||no|
|CPU Chipset||875P||PCI Slots||-|
|Form Factor||ATX||SATA 1.0||2|
|Memory Channels||2||SATA 2.0||0|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||SATA 3.0||0|
|USB 2.0 Internal Slots||2||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 2.0 Rear||6||Internal I/O|
|Graphics Card Interface||AGP||Back Panel I/O|
|SLI Support||1 graphics cards|
The D875PBZ uses the Intel Socket 478/Socket N CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry.
Conforming to the ATX standard, the D875PBZ should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.
The D875PBZ does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. The D875PBZ does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The D875PBZ has 8 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.