The Asus A7V8X-X is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket 462/Socket A socket.
It has maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||Socket 462/Socket A||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Compatible Make||AMD||Onboard GPU||no|
|CPU Chipset||VIA KT400(A)||PCI Slots||-|
|Form Factor||ATX||SATA 1.0||0|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||SATA 2.0||0|
|USB 2.0 Internal Slots||2||SATA 3.0||0|
|USB 2.0 Rear||4||RAID Support||yes|
|Graphics Card Interface||AGP||Internal I/O|
|SLI Support||1 graphics cards||Back Panel I/O|
The Asus A7V8X-X uses the AMD Socket 462/Socket A CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry.
Conforming to the ATX standard, the Asus A7V8X-X 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 Asus A7V8X-X 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 Asus A7V8X-X does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The Asus A7V8X-X 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.