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The Southbridge chipset manages onboard peripheral devices

The Northbridge chipset manages communication between the CPU, memory, and the Southbridge chipset

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Q: Indentify the functions of the northbridge and southbridge chipsets on a motherboard?
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Identify the functions of the Northbridge and Southbridge chipsets on a motherboard?

Communication between the CPU and the RAM and PCI Express slots


What is the purpose of the motherboard on the h55 chipset?

A chipset in computers consists of a northbridge and southbridge. However modern CPUs have the functions of a northbridge so now most manufacturers for motherboards omit northbridges. Chipsets provide pathways and methods of controls to every part of the computer, from expansion cards, memory, processors, and so on.


What is the purpose of the H55 chipset on the motherboard?

A chipset in computers consists of a northbridge and southbridge. However modern CPUs have the functions of a northbridge so now most manufacturers for motherboards omit northbridges. Chipsets provide pathways and methods of controls to every part of the computer, from expansion cards, memory, processors, and so on.


What does a northbridge do in a computer?

It depends on the type of CPU used. Originally, the northbridge chip served as a memory controller, AGP bus controller, and system bus. It interfaced with the CPU, the RAM, and the southbridge chip. The southbridge connected to about everything else. But most of the northbridge functions are now done by the CPU in many computers. The memory controller and sometimes even graphics are in the CPU these days.


Why there is need of north South Bridge in motherboard?

On new Computers Arquitechture the Northbridge is not an important element in the motherboard and It's job was replaced by giving more functions to the CPU and creating new kinds of BUS (on AMD chipsets by the HyperTransport Bus and on Intel chipsets by the QuickPath Bus). The Southbridge work as interface controller between storages devices (CD, DVD, HD), USB, and others (like Keyboard, Mouse on indirect manner), but the new PCI express and AGP cards are outside of Southbridge control.


Main function of southbridge?

The Southbridge chip is one of two chips that control the functions of the chipset. Hope this helps.


Functions of northbridge?

communicates with the AGP, CPU and RAM.


What is the function of a chipset in a motherboard?

The actual function of a chipset is to communicate between all components of the modern PC, or, to put it in other words, the chipset is the infrastructure. The chipset contains numerous components, and moreover, it makes various interfaces available for connecting additional components (PCI, USB, AGP, IDE, etc). As a rule, the chipset consists of two units, the Northbridge and the Southbridge. The reason that it is made of two units instead of one is that it's difficult to integrate all components onto a single chip. The use of two chips also allows for different combinations of Southbridge and Northbridge chips. Today, most manufacturers have a small building-block type of system from which the motherboard makers can choose components to suit customer requirements. The Northbridge usually contains the CPU interface and the memory controller. With nForce and nForce2, the graphics unit is also on the Northbridge. This chip is clearly larger in size compared to the Southbridge, because hundreds of data paths are needed for the processor and the RAM. Because of this, all complex chips are packed in BGA (Ball Grid Arrays) casing, where all the soldered connections are located on the underside of the chip. The Southbridge contains at least a PCI controller, floppy/ IDE/ hard disk controllers, serial and parallel ports, USB support and power management functions. Through the years, the chipsets have gained extended functionality through the Southbridge, which is the reason that nowadays these units often also include interfaces and codecs for sound or network controllers. This means that motherboard manufacturers only need to provide simple controllers, which are much cheaper to produce than complete PCI network cards or sound cards.


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What are the parts of motherboard and their functions?

part of motherboard


Function of a motherboard?

motherboard is the heart of the computer, also provide an area where the internal components can connect.


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