Re: BIOS Questions
The only drawback is that if the motherboard is giving you a problem and the system won't boot, you can't always rule out the motherboard easily with jumpers. Realistically, that's beside the point.
Motherboards have a highway that communicates with different pieces of hardware. Each highway can potentially transfer at higher speeds based on which kind of board you buy. For example, certain processors have higher clock speeds based on the price you pay, and the memory channels can support certain speeds also based on what you pay. Realistically, it depends on the chipset that determines what performance you get. The more expensive the chipset, typically, you get more performance.