1. Chipset: In a computer system, a chipset is a set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory, and peripherals. It is usually found on the motherboard. Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.
2. Sli/crossfire: SLI. With the recent release of CrossFireX by AMD/ATI and 3-way SLI by NVIDIA we think it is a good time to make a technical comparison between all incarnations of these two technologies, which have the same goal: to allow video cards to be connected in parallel in order to increase gaming performance.
3. M.2 ports: M.2, formerly known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a specification for internally mounted computer expansion cards and associated connectors. It replaces the mSATA standard, which uses the PCI Express Mini Card physical card layout and connectors
4. Msata slots: An mSATA drive is a solid state drive that has a very small form factor. It looks like a large integrated circuit, it's basically an SSD without the 2.5" housing. It originally was a relatively small size, typically 16 GB or 32 GB, and was used to cache the hard drive
5. On-board video: Alternatively referred to as integrated, on-board is a term used to describe a hardware component that is located on a circuit board. On-board is commonly used to refer to a component, such as a sound card, network card (LAN), video card, or WLAN that is integrated onto the motherboard.
6. ECC: Error-correcting code memory (ECC memory) is a type of computer data storage that can detect and correct the most common kinds of internal data corruption.ECC memory is used in most computers where data corruption cannot be tolerated under any circumstances, such as for scientific or financial computing