The ASRock P4i65GV is compatible with Intel processors with the Socket 478/Socket N socket.
It has maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||1||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Compatible Make||1||Onboard GPU||yes|
|CPU Chipset||1||PCI Slots||1|
|Form Factor||1||SATA 1.0||1|
|Memory Channels||1||SATA 2.0||1|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||1||SATA 3.0||0|
|USB 2.0 Internal Slots||1||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 2.0 Rear||1||Internal I/O||1|
|Graphics Card Interface||1||Back Panel I/O||1|
|SLI Support||1 graphics cards|
The ASRock P4i65GV uses the Intel Socket 478/Socket N CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry.
The Micro-ATX ASRock P4i65GV 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 P4i65GV 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 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. The ASRock P4i65GV does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The ASRock P4i65GV 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.