Talos II/Hardware Compatibility List

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This is a collection of components known to work with the Talos™ II-based solutions. It's maintained by both Raptor CS and community members.


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
    • Hot swap drive capable; SAS recommended
    • Recommended for use with one or more high-end GPUs
    • Listed as EoL by Supermicro, replaced with 1620 versions. Same fan modules and PDU used in newer, higher watt, version. (Robbieab (talk))

Known problematic cases

  • 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.
  • 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.


These cases claim E-ATX support and are planned to be used by someone.

Power Supplies

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


Module Validation
Manufacturer Model Size Speed Type ECC Stepping Firmware Source
Pacific Sun X10723042S 8GB DDR4-19200 Registered Yes POWER9 DD2.1 Hostboot cc2d45a Official
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

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.

Module Test Conditions
Manufacturer Model Size Speed Type ECC Stepping Firmware Last Test
Samsung M386A8K40BMB-CRC 64GB DDR4-19200 Registered LRDIMM Yes POWER9 DD2.1 Hostboot 1e2221d 02/14/2018

SAS/SATA Storage Drives

Connected via optional on-board PM8068 controller, or via PCIe controller. NVMe cards are also supported.

PCIe Devices

Storage Controllers

  • LSI 9300 SAS HBAs
  • PM8068-based SAS HBAs

NVMe Storage Drives

  • Samsung 960 EVO / PRO (with M.2 to PCIe adapter)

Graphics Cards

  • Radeon R9 290X
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX7100 - Available pre-installed on Talos II workstation, server, and desktop configurations.

No display? Check out the GPU Troubleshooting page.

Sound Cards

  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX SB1570 PCIe 5.1 Sound Card
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity PCIe Audio Sound Card (SB0880)


CAPI Devices

  • Mellanox ConnectX-6 EN 200Gb/s Adapter Card