The Right Processor That Comes to Your Use

After explaining first how to choose a processor and then how to choose RAM, in this new article we will go instead to explain how to choose a motherboard.

What Is A Motherboard?

The motherboard, also known as the motherboard, mainboard, or simply MB, M / B or mobo, is the most important part of any PC . A motherboard, in fact, has the fundamental task of correctly managing and powering all the various components connected to it, therefore processor, RAM memory, hard disk, SSD, video card, burner, and so on.

How To Choose A Motherboard

To choose a motherboard, the most important factors to consider before buying one are above all three, namely the format, the socket, and the chipset used. To understand which motherboard to buy, we will therefore try to clarify your ideas on each of these aspects.

Which Format To Choose

All the motherboards are on the market are distinguished, first of all, based on the size used. To avoid compatibility problems, a number of standard formats have been created, among which the most popular on the market are the so-called ATX standard,   with dimensions of 305 × 244 millimeters, and the so-called microATX standard, sometimes also called µATX, mATX or uATX, with maximum dimensions instead of 244 × 244 millimeters.

Comparison of formats of a motherboard

Comparison of the most used formats of a motherboard

In addition to the dimensions, the substantial difference between one format and another of any motherboard consists, above all, in the number of ports and slots present on the motherboard itself. Therefore, if you do not have particular space problems with your case , my advice is only to always choose the ATX format, as it usually represents the format that offers greater expandability.

Which Socket To Choose

After the format, what distinguishes one motherboard from another is also the type of socket used, which, in a nutshell, allows you to connect the chosen processor to the motherboard in question. On the market, contrary to what happens for the format, however, it is possible to find only two types of sockets:

  • those of Intel , which are currently the LGA 1151 and the LGA 2066
  • and those of AMD , which instead are the PGA AM4 and the LGA TR4

Regardless of the brand and / or type of socket chosen, the only thing you need to keep in mind when choosing a particular socket is that this will also influence the choice of processor to buy . Consequently, if you buy a motherboard equipped with a socket, for example, 1151 or AM4, you will necessarily have to buy a processor equipped, respectively, with socket 1151 or AM4, otherwise you will not be able to mount the chosen processor on the motherboard in question. Make a visit to for the smartest solutions here.

Which Chipset To Choose

The last, but not least, factor that distinguishes one motherboard from another, is also the so-called chipset , which has the fundamental task of sorting and directing the information passing between the CPU, RAM memory, hard disk, and the other components present in the system. Very often, in fact, except for special features, it is precisely this chipset that most influences the price of a given motherboard.