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 Jan 09, 2007 - 09:59 AM - by Michael
* Solid Cap Motherboards

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Gigabyte's trying something new - motherboards that use only solid capacitors.

While both capacitors store and discharge electricity when needed, solid capacitors contain a "solid" organic polymer as opposed to the liquid electrolyte used in electrolytic capacitors.

In terms of performance, solid capacitors generally last longer than electrolytic ones, especially at lower working temperatures. At 65 degrees Celsius, for instance, the average lifespan for a solid capacitor is more than six times greater than an electrolytic capacitor.

Solid capacitors also last longer with an average lifetime of 23 years compared to only three for electrolytic capacitors, according to Gigabyte.


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