Motherboard vs Daughterboard
Summary: Difference Between Motherboard and Daughterboard is that Daughterboard is an expansions board that connects with the motherboard directly to enhance the functionalities of motherboard. While Motherboard, sometimes called a system board, is the main circuit board of the system unit.
Motherboard, sometimes called a system board, is the main circuit board of the system unit. Many electronic components attach to the motherboard; others are built into it. Above image shows a current desktop personal computer motherboard and identifies its slots for adapter cards, the processor chip, and memory. Memory chips are installed on memory cards (modules) that fit in a slot on the motherboard. A computer chip is a small piece of semiconducting material, usually silicon, on which integrated circuits are etched. An integrated circuit contains many microscopic pathways capable of carrying electrical current. Each integrated circuit can contain millions of elements such as resistors, capacitors, and transistors. Specific types of processor, memory, and other chips.
Daughterboard is an expansions board that connects with the motherboard directly to enhance the functionalities of motherboard. For example Daughterboard can add a functionality of modem in the Motherboard. Daughterboard sometimes referred to as Piggyback Board and Daughter Card. It plugs into another board and simply adds some functionality in it. It can be any circuit board for example, daughterboard can be used to connect existing sound cards. But when we are talking about technology, no daughterboard can be found in any of our desktop computers or laptops because they have been replaced with PCI Cards, Onboard and ISA cards. There are a small number of laptop still using Daughterboard.