- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 4/2000 on page 0
a new generation
It’s been nearly two and a half years since we published an article aimed at keeping you informed about the latest developments in the realms of PC motherboards. Given the incredible speed at which PC technology moves these days it seems appropriate to refresh our (and hopefully your) knowledge on the subject.A motherboard is by definition the foundation on which a PC is built. It combines essential elements like the CPU, chip set, memory, the input/output system and the extension bus (which is usually implemented as a number of connectors).Looking at the virtual explosion of varieties and subvarieties of each of these elements, it is fair to say that the number of combinations is staggering.