Hardware Secrets
Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Manufacturer Finder
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Subscribe today!

Home » Dictionary » Motherboard

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Numeric

Author: Gabriel Torres Last Updated: April 26, 2005
Category: Motherboard

This term can have several meanings, depending on the context:

(1) Microcomputer released in 1984 by IBM based on the 80286 microprocessor. Here AT meant Advanced Technology.

(2) Motherboard form factor introduced by this computer that became the "de facto" standard for the motherboard industry, largely adopted by PC-clone manufacturers. The original AT measured measured 13.5" x 12" (34,3 cm x 30,5 cm) and several smaller versions were created, generically called Mini-AT or Baby-AT. Usually Mini-AT motherboards measured 13" x 8.7" (33 cm x 22 cm) but since this format wasn't standard many manufacturers built their motherboards with different sizes. This form factor was used for several years until the release of the ATX form factor, that replaced the old AT standard.

(3) Power supply standard used by AT motherboards.

(4) Case standard used by AT motherboards.

(5) Keyboard standard used by AT motherboards.

Related Terms:

Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark this Term

There are 369 terms in our database.

RSSLatest Content
ASRock Z97 Anniversary Motherboard
December 16, 2014 - 4:27 AM
Gigabyte H81M-S2PH Motherboard
December 12, 2014 - 3:05 AM
Aerocool Dead Silence Case Review
December 2, 2014 - 3:00 AM
NZXT S340 Case Review
November 27, 2014 - 3:45 AM
AMD A4-5000 CPU Review
November 26, 2014 - 3:10 AM
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Tablet Review
November 25, 2014 - 3:00 AM
ASUS X99-PRO Motherboard
November 5, 2014 - 3:00 AM
ASRock QC5000-ITX Motherboard
November 4, 2014 - 3:00 AM
Gigabyte X99-UD3 Motherboard
October 30, 2014 - 8:30 AM

2004-14, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)