Hardware geek heaven: a pictorial history of Intel motherboards

If you’ve been computerizing a long time, you’ll probably remember the days of putting together systems with 4MB of RAM, freaking out about the Turbo button, and you may remember a few of these motherboards. During a tour of Intel’s mobo-designing facility, Tom’s Hardware encountered a hallway filled with framed motherboards, the way you might find platinum records displayed in Atlantic Records or whatnot. Being slightly nerdy, they decided to stop and take a trip down random access memory lane. (See what I did there?)

Now I’m no old salt when it comes to hardware, but I do appreciate some of the changes going on. The size of certain components, the layout, the addition of stuff like PATA and SATA ports, etc. This is for hardcore tech nerds only, people. Lots of capacitor porn.