What is motherboard ?

  • The motherboard is a main Component of a computer System.
  • It is basically a larger circuit board.
  • It connects the CPU, memory, hard drives, optical drives, video card, sound card, and other ports and etc.
  • backbone of a computer is knows as motherboard.

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What is The FORM FACTOR ?

Motherboards come in different shapes and size and this is knows as a form Factors and in addition to its dimensions, the form factor includes the type of the power supply and the power connectors , the rear I\O panel, The mounting holes, and so on. So a form factor is a standard in computers that manufacturers follow to make sure that their parts are compatible with a motherboard.


The most common motherboard form factor is used in PCs today is ATX.

  • ATX stand for Advanced technology Extended.
  • Created by intel in 1995.
  • A standard ATX motherboard is 12 x 9.6 inches.
  • 20 or 24 pin power connecter.
  • ATX motherboard has several expansion slots.
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  • AT stand for Advanced technology.
  • This was used back in the 1980s
  • developed by IBM.
  • AT motherboard are 12 x 13.8 inches

Micro ATX

  • Micro ATX are smaller than ATX boards.
  • It is a square design.
  • Micro ATX board are 9.6 x 9.6 inches.
  • This particular board has 3 expansion.
  • These cheaper than ATX boards.

Mini ITX


  • Designed by intel.
  • BTX stand for  Balanced Technology Extended.
  • Flexible enough to work on both smaller & larger cases.


  • Designed by intel.
  • Designed for low-End, Low profile computers.
  • uses a riser card for expansion cards.

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