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ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi

The ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 775/ Socket T socket.

It has , 4 GB DDR3, 16 GB DDR2 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.

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ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi

help iconCPU Socket1help iconGraphics Card Interface1
help iconCPU Compatible Make1help iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Chipset1help iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconRelease Date01 Jan 1970help iconOnboard GPUyes
help iconForm Factor1help iconPCI Slots1
help iconMax RAM1help iconSATA 1.01
help iconRAM Slots1help iconSATA 2.01
help iconMemory Channels1help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds1help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots1help iconInternal I/O1
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear1help iconBack Panel I/O1

ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi compatibility review

The ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi uses the Intel LGA 775/ Socket T CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1333 MHz, and 2 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 4 GB RAM.

Released on 04 Jun 2008, the ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi is now over 13 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This motherboard will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from ASRock.

Conforming to the ATX standard, the ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi 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 ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi has 6 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 P43R1600Twins-WiFi 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 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 P43R1600Twins-WiFi's PCIe v2.x. The ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi has 10 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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