(system board, mobo, factor form) the main circuit board of a micro computer. contains the connector for attaching additional devices
Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, Serial ATA is a serial link -- a single cable with a minimum of four wires creates a point-to-point connection between devices
External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment eSATA made for competition with usb and firewire, and designed for hard drives and other storage devices
Parallel ATA is an interface standard for the connection of storage devices such as hard disks, floppy drives, and optical disc drives in computer
An IEEE 1394 port is also known as a Firewire port. faster then USB 1.0 but slower then 2.0. its serial base interface standard used by PC's. used for high speed connection and isochronous
SuperSpeed USB, USB 3.0 is the latest version of the Universal Serial Bus external bus standard that supports data transfer rates of up to and beyond 5GB/s (gigabytes per second).
Short for Universal Serial Bus, an external bus standard that supports data transfer rates of 12 Mbps
processor core power connector
provides direct power to the processor voltage. with out this the board will not boot up
a single cable, with just one plug, that carries all of the video and all of the audio information. Stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface
A lithium coin-cell battery enables CMOS RAM to hold configuration data, even while the main power to the computer is off.
serial ATA interfaces
..., is a computer bus interface for connecting host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.
..., Expansion slots designed for attaching computer hardware to the motherboard. 32bit
PCI express 16 connectors
Supports PCI express gen2 frequency of 2.5gh resulting in 5.0gb/s in each direction per lane. 64bit
S/PDIF out header
..., This is an audio transfer format interface. It transfers digital audio signals from one device to another without the need to first convert to an analog signal, which can degrade audio quality.
..., [Dual In-line Memory Module] a small circuit board, capable of holding several memory chips, that has a 64-bit data path and can be easily connected to a PC's system board. (contrast with SIMM)