moth·er·board | \-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of motherboard 

: the main circuit board especially of a microcomputer

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In September, the company launched the B250 mining expert motherboard, which now sells for $141.98 on Amazon. Monica Rodriguez, Fortune, "How Asus Hopes to Make Crypto Mining Easier," 31 May 2018 Asus announced the H370 Mining Master motherboard today, which is specifically designed for cryptocurrency mining. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Asus made a crypto-mining motherboard that supports up to 20 GPUs," 30 May 2018 The Intel Core i7-8086K packs 6 cores and 12 threads running at between 4GHz and 5GHz, compatible with standard Intel 300-series motherboards. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Intel's limited edition 5GHz Core i7-8086K goes on sale to celebrate the 8086's 40th anniversary," 8 June 2018 Many crypto miners build their own computers and the motherboard, one of the principle components of a computer, is an essential part of that process. Monica Rodriguez, Fortune, "How Asus Hopes to Make Crypto Mining Easier," 31 May 2018 After sifting through mountains of Xbox flotsam and jetsam, Van Cleave talked the recyclers into letting him take home five motherboards. Brendan I. Koerner, WIRED, "The Young and the Reckless," 17 Apr. 2018 The motherboard will be available sometime between July and September. Monica Rodriguez, Fortune, "How Asus Hopes to Make Crypto Mining Easier," 31 May 2018 Your motherboard will need to be the same socket design and have explicit support for the CPU, which then influences your selections of literally every other part in the system. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica System Guide, Spring 2018: The show-your-work edition," 5 May 2018 There's a tiny motherboard just above the goggles that packs a lot of power. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Here's What's on the Inside of an Oculus Rift," 31 Mar. 2016

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of motherboard

: the main circuit board of a computer


moth·er·board | \ˈmə-t͟hər-ˌbȯrd \

Kids Definition of motherboard

: the main circuit board especially of a small computer

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