The MSI NF750-G55 is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket AM3 socket.
It has 16 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||Socket AM3||SLI Support||2 graphics cards|
|CPU Compatible Make||AMD||Crossfire Support||2 graphics cards|
|Form Factor||ATX||Onboard GPU||yes|
|Max RAM||16 GB DDR3||PCI Slots|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR3||SATA 1.0||0|
|Memory Channels||2||SATA 2.0||5|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||SATA 3.0||0|
|USB 2.0 Internal Slots||3||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 2.0 Rear||6||Internal I/O|
|Graphics Card Interface||PCIe v2.x||Back Panel I/O|
The MSI NF750-G55 uses the AMD Socket AM3 CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1600 MHz, and 4 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 16 GB RAM.
Conforming to the ATX standard, the MSI NF750-G55 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 MSI NF750-G55 has 5 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 MSI NF750-G55 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 2 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 MSI NF750-G55's PCIe v2.x. The MSI NF750-G55 supports up to 2 Nvidia SLI connected graphics cards or up to 2 AMD Crossfire connected graphics cards for improved overall graphical performance at the cost of multiplied graphics-based power consumption as well as the price of the cards themselves.
The MSI NF750-G55 has 9 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.