Talos II/Hardware Compatibility List
- 1 Cases
- 2 Power Supplies
- 3 Memory
- 4 SAS/SATA Storage Drives
- 5 PCIe Devices
- 6 CAPI Devices
These cases were successfully used by someone.
- SuperMicro SC732i-500B
- Not recommended for 12 core and higher CPUs
- SuperMicro SC732D4-903B
- Add-on sound card recommended
- Add-on USB 2.0 card or USB 3.0 hub recommended
- SuperMicro SC747TQ-R1400B or SC747TG-R1400B-SQ
Known problematic cases
- BeQuiet Dark Base 900 (Robbieab (talk))
- Claims to support E-ATX on the BeQuiet website
- Infographic showing the motherboard space to only be 322mm deep, which is 8.2mm short of the full-size E-ATX.
- Emailed them for clarification, but no response. Can't confirm either way.
- SuperMicro SC822
- Low speed fans provide insufficient airflow over CPU0, leading to overheating if more than one 4-core CPU is installed.
- Athena Power RM-3U8G1043
- Some motherboard standoffs needed to be removed, and others needed additional hight.
- There was no standoff hole for the top right.
- The support beam across the top of the case interferes with CPU2 heatsink, but can be easily removed.
Stand off issues appear to be a very common problem. In many cases mitigation may be possible.
- Fractal Design Define XL R2
- Missing standoff holes for the top-left and top-middle positions.
- Some alternative standoff in at least the top-middle position may be required to prevent too much bending of the motherboard while inserting RAM.
- BitFenix Aurora
- Multiple missing standoff holes, some mitigation possible.
- Thermaltake Core W200
- Heavy, expensive, massive.
- Compatible with caveats
- Talos™ II mainboard will fit in E-ATX compatible side only (when viewed from rear of case, the right side) if the dual system case.
- Missing standoff holes for the top-left and top-middle positions. (non-essential but ensure proper support when inserting and removing RAM to avoid bending mainboard)
- Must remove wire-hole rubber grommets present under Talos™ II mainboard on right lower side for proper fit
- Nanoxia Deep Silence2 (Sharkcz)
- missing top-middle standoff hole, but I've used a plastic "flat" standoff instead
These cases claim E-ATX support and are planned to be used, or were considered, by someone.
- Lian Li PC-V1000L (Robbieab (talk))
- Similar price point to the Supermicros with high power PSU.
- Very "Apple" brushed aluminium aesthetic.
- Couldn't confirm E-ATX was fullsize.
- Passed over in favour of the SuperMicro SC747TQ-R1400B
- Corsair 760T (mosst)
- Reasonably cheap.
- Unusually tasteful aesthetics for a consumer/gaming case. Looks like something Aperture Science would come up with.
- Yet to confirm if E-ATX is fullsize.
When planning to run with both CPU sockets populated keep in mind that the power-supply should support also 2 8-pin EPS connectors.
- Seasonic PRIME 1300W
- Seasonic PRIME Ultra 650W
- FSP Group Twins ATX 1+1 Dual Module 700W 80 PLUS GOLD Hot Swappable Redundant Digital Power Supply
- Customer reported good build quality and proper functionality
The criteria are basically "is it ECC, is it registered, is it NOT LRDIMM"
From the manual:
|Total Slots||16 (4 channels per CPU)|
|Memory Type||DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400/2666|
|Module Sizes||8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB (RDIMM)|
|Pacific Sun||X10723042S||8GB||DDR4-19200||Registered||Yes||POWER9 DD2.1||Hostboot cc2d45a||Official|
|Samsung||M393A1G40DB0-CPB||8GB||DDR4-17000||Registered||Yes||POWER9 DD2.2||Hostboot 30dfd3b||meklort||Requires System Package v1.02|
|Kingston||KTH-PL424/16G||16GB||DDR4-19200||Registered||Yes||POWER9 DD2.1||Hostboot cc2d45a||Official|
|Micron||MTA18ASF2G72PZ-2G3B1||16GB||DDR4-19200||Registered||Yes||POWER9 DD2.2||Hostboot 28927a7||Official|
|Micron||MTA18ASF2G72PDZ-2G3D1||16GB||DDR4-19200||Registered||Yes||POWER9 DD2.1||Hostboot cc2d45a||Official|
|Samsung||M393A4K40BB1-CRC||32GB||DDR4-19200||Registered||Yes||POWER9 DD2.1||Hostboot 1e2221d||Official|
|Samsung||M393A2K40BB2-CTD||16GB||DDR4-21300||Registered||Yes||POWER9 DD2.2||Hostboot 0c8fa110||meklort||Will run at 2400MT/s with System Package v1.00|
|Samsung||M393A4K40BB2-CTD8Q||32GB||DDR4-21333||Registered||Yes||POWER9 DD2.2||Hostboot 28927a7||luke-jr|
|Samsung||M393A2G40EB2-CTD||16GB||PC4-21300V-R||Registered||Yes||POWER9 DD2.2||Hostboot 30dfd3b||JSharp||Tested extensively with System Package v1.02 but does boot on v1.00, Dual 8-Core POWER9, x8 DIMM Modules (RCS Recommended Slot Configuration)|
Known Incompatible Memory
NOTE: Memory may be removed from this table after firmware support has been added, or there may be a fundamental hardware incompatibility. If you have incompatible memory listed in the table below, you may want to bookmark and check this page from time to time to see if a firmware update has resolved the issue.
|Samsung||M386A8K40BMB-CRC||64GB||DDR4-19200||Registered LRDIMM||Yes||POWER9 DD2.1||Hostboot 1e2221d||02/14/2018|
SAS/SATA Storage Drives
Boards with onboard SAS have 1x MiniSAS (or something like that? confirm!) port, and 4x standard SATA-III ports.
- LSI 9300 SAS HBAs
- PM8068-based SAS HBAs
- Supermicro AOC-SLG3-4E2P 4-port OCuLink adapter
NVMe M.2 Adapters
- Ableconn PEXM2-SSD M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD to PCI Express 3.0 x4 Host Adapter Card (M.2 to PCIe adapter)
- Delock PCI Express x4 Card > 1 x internal NVMe M.2 Key M 80 mm - Low Profile Form Factor
NVMe Storage Drives
- Samsung 950 PRO (with M.2 to PCIe adapter)
- Samsung 960 EVO / PRO (with M.2 to PCIe adapter)
- Intel Optane 900P NVMe XPoint PCIe
- WD Black PCIe (with M.2 to PCIe adapter)
- AMD Radeon HD 5850 - Must disable onboard VGA first. Currently has issues with only using 32-bit DMA.
- AMD Radeon HD 7850 - Disabled onboard VGA. Using amdgpu is highly unstable, radeon driver is usable but has issues with only using 32-bit DMA.
- AMD Radeon HD 7950 - Must disable onboard VGA first. Currently has issues with only using 32-bit DMA.
- Radeon R9 290X
- AMD Radeon Pro WX7100 - Available pre-installed on Talos II workstation, server, and desktop configurations.
- AMD Radeon Pro WX5100
- AMD Radeon Pro WX4100 - May need at least linux 4.16 in order to get Xorg to work.
No display? Check out the GPU Troubleshooting page.
- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX SB1570 PCIe 5.1 Sound Card
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity PCIe Audio Sound Card (SB0880)
- AMD Radeon HD 5850 and 7950 (HDMI audio)
- VANTEC NBA-120U (USB)
- Mackie Onyx Blackjack (USB) Recording Interface
- Mellanox ConnectX-6 EN 200Gb/s Adapter Card