moth·​er·​board | \ ˈmə-t͟hər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce motherboard (audio) \

Definition of motherboard

: the main circuit board especially of a microcomputer

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Those are special processors installed on server motherboards to give system administrators hardware-level management powers from afar. Wired, "Supermicro Bug Could Let "Virtual USBs" Take Over Corporate Servers," 3 Sep. 2019 My little micro-ATX AsRock motherboard looks a little lost in there, frankly. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "I updated my crusty old Pentium G-based server—the results are worth sharing," 8 July 2019 With this launch, Intel's 9th-gen chips can slot into motherboards at a more reasonable $55. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "AMD's new Ryzen 3000 APUs give budget gamers an affordable taste of Radeon Vega," 12 June 2019 Supermicro’s motherboards are used around the world, both for specialist products like MRI machines and weapon systems and for datacenters used by tech giants. James Vincent, The Verge, "Chinese spies reportedly inserted microchips into servers used by Apple, Amazon, and others," 4 Oct. 2018 Piper Computer Kit The affordable, palm-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B motherboard is an excellent starting point for an entry-level DIY computer. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Top 3 Computers for Introducing Your Kids to Comp Sci," 20 Aug. 2019 Companies that make server motherboards for Google and Inc. are already shifting to Taiwan. Debby Wubloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Trump trade war is splitting tech manufacturers along U.S.-China lines," 15 Aug. 2019 The school system said failed compressors and motherboards within the HVAC system are causing issues. Howard Koplowitz |, al, "Huffman High School classes cancelled Friday to repair HVAC units," 15 Aug. 2019 Granted, the notion of auto-overclocking has existed within various motherboard-specific tools for several years now. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel teases 'Performance Maximizer' one-click overclocking tool, with insurance to back it up," 29 May 2019

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First Known Use of motherboard

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 How to pronounce motherboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of motherboard

: the main circuit board especially of a small computer

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