What are the two main chips on the chipset called?
North Bridge and South Bridge
North Bridge and South Bridge. The North Bridge is the faster end of the hub containing the graphics and memory controller and connects to the system bus. The South Bridge is the slower end of the hub and contains the I/O controller hub. All I/O devices with the exception of display and memory are connected by the slower South Bridge.
The memory controller hub in a PC -- often called the northbridge -- is one of two chips in the core logic chipset on a PC motherboard; the other chip in the set is usually called the southbridge. The northbridge typically handles communications among the CPU, the RAM, the BIOS ROM, the PCI-E (or AGP) video adapter, and the southbridge chip.
In an original motherboard, the entire product is manufactured by Intel, i.e. the circuit board and the ICs (integrated circuits) which are on it. Whereas, when we talk of a `chip set' it means some other company, for instance Mercury or D-Link, has designed and made the circuit board but has used the chipset provided by Intel. When we refer to a `chipset" it is a set of ICs that primarily controls the processor, memory…
According to popular culture the Belgium were the inventors of French Fries. However, for the proximity of the two countries and cultural similarities it turned out these popato chips were called French Fries by the Americans. They are called 'Chips' in the UK and 'Hot Chips' in Australia and New Zealand