If there ever was something that was named aptly, it is the motherboard. The motherboard or the mainboard is the component that breathes life into a system. It connects all components and enables communication among them so that the computer functions smoothly.
Some people call it the brain of the computer while some others call it the heart. We think they are both right.
A brief about the motherboard
Motherboards are of various types based on shape and size. ATX is the most common form factor today but there are many others that you can explore. The right one, of course, depends on the requirements such as the number of slots you need.
If you are looking at building a gaming computer, we recommend that you look at capabilities such as BIOS, component quality, and the ability to overclock. All these are very important for a superior gaming experience.
Does motherboard affect FPS or performance while gaming?
This is an excellent question. Many people are under the impression that the motherboard plays a role in the performance of the system but that’s really not the case.
A motherboard has no direct effect on FPS or performance.
To ensure that the performance is the best, you should look at the hardware that your motherboard supports. For example, if your motherboard does not support the gaming CPU, you will not be able to enjoy good performance. The same holds true for RAM speed.
Once you consider overclocking, the answer changes. A motherboard that does not support overclocking will not support good gaming. Overclocking motherboards can improve FPS very significantly. This is why it is very important that you check this ability while purchasing. Remember that the overclocking potential also varies from one product to the other. So, make sure you choose one that suits your gaming requirements.
The effect of BIOS on performance
BIOS stands for Basic Input / Output System and is an important component if you are planning to buy a motherboard that does not allow overclocking. The BIOS works to ensure that all connected components are working well. It also loads the memory.
To improve performance through BIOS, you will have to customize the presets of the RAM and CPU. Change the clock speed and voltage, for example, to increase performance. This is why ensuring a good BIOS is also crucial.
Motherboards affect performance when overclocking is involved. Remember this while making a choice along with other factors such as BIOS and the quality of its components. Also, compatibility is very important because if your motherboard of choice is not compatible with your CPU, it won’t work at all.
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