[Video] How Motherboards Work – Turbo Nerd Edition

Linus was on vacation and we went full nerd. More about VRMs: More about Memory Topology: …

36 Comments on “[Video] How Motherboards Work – Turbo Nerd Edition”

  1. some say never fully trust what all this chennel tell you, now I know why.
    I need at least 256GB of ram for my basis use. 2 ram slot?, com' on. and they didn't even talk about how slow ram from 2 slots are.

  2. That last part… Something I was thinking about, is individual state power, and wireless communications within a comp system, to maximize speed. Since a cable can have noise and determines the average speed of data transfer to a real world number unless the cable has special enhancements, Which work like the dendrite, axons with the myelin sheath… to increase data transfer by creating electrical hops over short distances. that is a non public system sine the cost is pretty costly. Lines provide stability.

    What if… you have a.. entire system where all the compenents are wireless and speak a customized wireless language for the data… could it be faster? and could you engineer and design the system to work completely different in how it specs out, since t would alter the positions and cool mechanics to something completely different. the problems would be what language, what freq.. and then creating data box shielding to prevent decaying disruption in the data. This could allow some very interesting overhauls in how the data is moved, for speed and components. It also means various threads can send various signals to multiple parts within the system more efficiently… getting key data to other points faster. While also having protective subroutines that could protect the system better.

    Is this a better way to go in the future, it certainly would be a challenge, and remove limitation, but obviously communications that are wireless have draw backs… its what and the want of the information to do a thing… when related in this way, the end result would probably change how the base system is put together. If you are sending data to sectors and the ram is doing x function to the data.. and the later is doing x… its allows you to change the entire communication of that dat to a more efficient ending… hmm. random access memory… is like short term memory… hmm

  3. The mass of viewers hold these fancy motherboards as the absolute standard of gaming performance. When really black PCB's, with RGB, fancy silkscreen lettering, massive VRM heatsinks, do absolutely nothing for performance. The gaming PC component industry is purely marketing driven, not necessarily by the engineers that actually have to design these things.

  4. Great video. A lot of the stuff i had to read through and interpret some science to glean understandings (20 years ago) of dual channel mode, IPC and controllers, PCI2 and 3 bandwidth. Serial transmissions versus Parrarel transmission styles and more. This stuff is not rocket science especially when it is explained at this level or around this level. So good for LTT to put out the next level up of detail and some of the science behind the magic and the fun ! Seeing the diagrams for DDR vs DDR2 was enough to melt my young brain back then. Youtube really is a difference maker for turning dry content into accessible and enjoyable content ! and LTT certainly seem to be at the top of this game.

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