The Asus A8V Deluxe is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket 939 socket.
It has maximum RAM and conforms to the 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 Asus A8V Deluxe uses the AMD Socket 939 CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry.
Conforming to the ATX standard, the Asus A8V Deluxe 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 A8V Deluxe has 2 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 Asus A8V Deluxe 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 A8V Deluxe does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The Asus A8V Deluxe 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.