Computer motherboard history
Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope
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|1981||The first motherboard, originally called a "planar," was used in the IBM Personal Computer.|
|1984||The AT, or Full AT, motherboard form factor was introduced by IBM in August 1984.|
|1985||IBM introduced the Baby AT motherboard form factor in 1985.|
|1987||The LPX motherboard form factor was developed by Western Digital in 1987.|
|1995||Intel released the first version of the ATX specification for motherboards in July 1995.|
|1997||Intel, in a joint effort with DEC and IBM, developed the NLX form factor in March 1997.|
|1997||The first motherboards with AGP support are released in August 1997 by Intel and November 1997 by FIC.|
|1997||The microATX motherboard and specification was introduced by Intel in December 1997.|
|1998||Intel introduced the WTX motherboard form factor in September 1998.|
|1999||Intel introduced the FlexATX motherboard form factor in 1999.|
|2000||Kontron introduced the ETX motherboard specification in early 2000.|
|2001||The UTX motherboard form factor was introduced by TQ-Components in 2001.|
|2001||The Mini-ITX form factor was developed and introduced to the market by VIA Technologies in November 2001.|
|2003||The PCI Express standard was introduced in 2003 by the PCI-SIG. Motherboards with a PCI Express slot were released later the same year.|
|2003||The Nano-ITX form factor for motherboards was introduced in March 2003.|
|2004||NVIDIA introduced their SLI technology in 2004, allowing the ability to link two video cards together on a motherboard.|
|2004||Intel released the BTX form factor and specification for motherboards in February 2004. The microBTX and PicoBTX form factors were also released the same year.|
|2004||The Mobile-ITX form factor for motherboards was introduced in March 2004.|
|2005||The PICMG, a group of over 150 companies, introduced the COM Express form factor in 2005.|
|2005||The XTX motherboard form factor and specification was released in 2005.|
|2006||Using two video cards with a microATX motherboard became possible in 2006 for computer gamers.|
|2006||Supermicro released the SWTX motherboard form factor in 2006.|
|2007||The Pico-ITX form factor for motherboards was introduced in April 2007.|
|2007||AMD developed the DTX form factor in January 2007. AMD also developed and released the Mini-DTX form factor in 2007.|
|2010||EVGA released the HPTX motherboard form factor in 2010.|