[Question] Does cheap Motherboards really affect Performance?

Hello members,

If I’m just running a basic setup with 1-2 hard drives and 1-2 video cards and have plans to overclock. Does the motherboard actually matter? Would there be any difference going with the cheapest compatible motherboard?

It doesn’t, in case of overclocking, the premium boards only offer better VRMs and extra features and/or better design, but since the memory controllers are part of CPUs the motherboards are no longer a performance-based components.

If you notice the mobo ads and box features, everything that is mentioned are comfort and power saving features, maybe overclocking and increased lifetime features but that’s all, there is nothing about computation performance at all.

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