The Mercury KVM800M is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket 754 socket.
It has maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||Socket 754||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Compatible Make||AMD||Onboard GPU||yes|
|CPU Chipset||VIA K8M800||PCI Slots||-|
|Form Factor||Micro-ATX||SATA 1.0||2|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||SATA 2.0||0|
|USB 2.0 Internal Slots||4||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 Mercury KVM800M uses the AMD Socket 754 CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry.
The Micro-ATX Mercury KVM800M 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 Mercury KVM800M 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 Mercury KVM800M does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The Mercury KVM800M 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.