Can someone explain these terms??

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littlewit

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These are some filters use by pcpartpicker.com, in Motherboard category, which I don't understand at all. Can someone plz help me understanding these or maybe just share a video somewhere explaining this stuff

1. Chipset: the naming system for Intel Chipsets
2. Sli/crossfire
3. M.2 ports
4. Msata slots
5. On-board video
6. ECC
 

shiku316

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1: chipset is a set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals. Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.
2: in laymens terms its just a way to make 2 same brand video cards work as one for faster rendering on one monitor, ( i.e: both nvidia or both amd)
3: m,2 ports are next generation ports, they replace msata, just extra ports for 3g, wifi, or hdd etc.
4: same as m.2 port but uses mini pcie layout.
5: video that comes with your motherboard, on older intel mother boards its an intel HD gma series, (sucks for anything but displaying the basics) and on amd motherboards its the RADEON series, you can pretty much game on this systems at low res though. also, intel has signed a contract with amd for use of their gpus.
6: error correction code , basically prevents memory errors, at an expense/performance trade off
hope this helps
 
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1. Chipset: In a computer system, a chipset is a set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory, and peripherals. It is usually found on the motherboard. Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.
2. Sli/crossfire: SLI. With the recent release of CrossFireX by AMD/ATI and 3-way SLI by NVIDIA we think it is a good time to make a technical comparison between all incarnations of these two technologies, which have the same goal: to allow video cards to be connected in parallel in order to increase gaming performance.
3. M.2 ports: M.2, formerly known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a specification for internally mounted computer expansion cards and associated connectors. It replaces the mSATA standard, which uses the PCI Express Mini Card physical card layout and connectors
4. Msata slots: An mSATA drive is a solid state drive that has a very small form factor. It looks like a large integrated circuit, it's basically an SSD without the 2.5" housing. It originally was a relatively small size, typically 16 GB or 32 GB, and was used to cache the hard drive
5. On-board video: Alternatively referred to as integrated, on-board is a term used to describe a hardware component that is located on a circuit board. On-board is commonly used to refer to a component, such as a sound card, network card (LAN), video card, or WLAN that is integrated onto the motherboard.
6. ECC: Error-correcting code memory (ECC memory) is a type of computer data storage that can detect and correct the most common kinds of internal data corruption.ECC memory is used in most computers where data corruption cannot be tolerated under any circumstances, such as for scientific or financial computing