Motherboard is glue which binds all the components of a Computer. Every component directly or indirectly attached/installed/connected to a system has a connection to motherboard, because it is the base on which system & its components/peripheral devices stand and perform. Technically speaking motherboard is a PCB- Printed Circuit Board that provides an interconnect to almost every component present in a PC. It is also known as system/main board.
There are various roles that a motherboard plays. The important ones are as follows:
· It acts as glue which binds all the components together. It main job is to coordinate with the various operations performed by the various components.
· It serves as a interface for all the modular singular components of a system like Central processing Unit – CPU, Random Access Memory – RAM, Storage device – Hard Disk ( Magnetic or Solid State)
· To provide slots and expansion cards to enhance the functionality of a system. There is development of new devices with new interfaces every day. Motherboard need to provide the slots to include the functionality.
· To deliver the power to the various components and devices as per their requirements.