Of course games can be played on normal PCs and those are what many gamers play them on but the serious gamers, the ones that have a PC especially for gaming, have PCs which are slightly different from regular ones. The serious gamer has a PC with a motherboard that can accept the most modern technologies as those are what are often used in the latest games. Gaming is very popular and so for the different game makers, they have to use the most modern resources in order to try and make their games better than their rival’s games. This means however that sometimes a gamer’s PC is not up to date enough to allow all the advantages of the newer technologies.
What the serious gamer therefore does is sometimes, not buy a new computer but buy instead a new, better motherboard for their existing computer. When the gaming manufacturers do use new technology, it is usually in the form of the latest processor or the latest video cards and as the processors are part of the motherboard and the video cards connect to the motherboard, the motherboard is the key to upgrading your PC to play these newly developed games.
A motherboard, sometimes referred to as the main board or logic board, is a circuit board that connects to and powers all the other components of a PC. This includes the hard drive and audio cards, network cards and internet connections as well as any peripheral devices such as printers. As all the components connect to the mother board and as the power supply also connects to the motherboard, it is through this board that all the other components receive their power.
When you look at a motherboard, what you see is a mass of different connections, each of which serves a specific purpose and allows the motherboard to play host to the different components that make up a PC. As the gaming manufacturers and other computer developers will try and use where possible, existing types of connections, component parts can often be updated by just replacing an older one with a newer one but, in some instances, especially in the field of gaming, different connections are needed. When this occurs the new component can only be added to those motherboards that have the newer connections.
The finer details about mother boards and these upgraded components can be found at websites like http://www.motherboardtalk.com and so, especially if you are a gamer, it may be worth paying one of these sites a visit to know exactly what are and what are not the most up to date motherboards. On some of these websites they also compare the pros and cons of the various motherboards available today, offering advice on which ones are perhaps best for gamers and which ones are the best for non-gamers. As new games at least are always being introduced, these sites keep their information up to date with what are the latest developments.