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The Evolution of the Motherboard Chipset.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hairybusdriver2, Sep 20, 2012.

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  1. hairybusdriver2

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    From what I understand, and I may have been out of the loop for a while now, but the north bridge video/memory controller and the south bridge I/O controller vary in there locations on the motherboard. Traditionally the north bridge was closer to the CPU (hence its name), memory and Expansion slots while the south bridge was below it further way because it handled less demanding instructions. From what I understand though, on some motherboards they have incorporated the north and south chip into one single chip that handles all of the surplus instruction from the CPU. Also some motherboards don't have a chipset at all because it was integrated onto the processor itself for even faster access to memory and video resources. How exactly is it an improvement to integrate both chips into one?

    What are your opinions on the best locations and integration's of the Chipsets on a motherboard? Lets say hypothetically you wanted to build a gaming machine, what type of setup would you choose?
     
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    Traditional PC's still have them seperate that I've seen. Typically when they start combining things into a single chip, it's typically a space saving effort for a specific function (ie: such as cell phones).

    In any cast, assuming you are referring to a standard PC (as you referenced a gaming machine), you don't have as many options as you think. As has always been the case, you will select the cpu that fits your needs/budget, then you will select from the available motherboards/chipsets that support that cpu. So while there may have been a great many changes, they are for specific uses. For PC use, especially with performance parts for a gaming PC, not much has changed.
     
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    Hmm, I guess so. I actually was watching a video from COMPTIA, they were talking about chipsets and it surprised me because I had never heard of those setups before. I guess I never heard of them because like you said, it is only changed for functionality.
     
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