- Which brand (Intel or AMD) and model processors does the board support? Which chipset does it use? How much memory can it hold? What memory speeds does the board support?
- What are the three most popular form factors used for motherboards?
- How many and what hard drive controllers and connectors are on the board (for example, SATA, eSATA, and IDE)?
- What are the embedded devices on the board, and what internal slots or connections does the board have? (For example, the board might provide a network port, wireless antenna port, FireWire port, two or more USB ports, video port, and so forth.)