A set of integrated hardware circuits, such as application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), which perform a particular function. They are commonly used in networking devices to maximize performance with minimum cost.
A group of microchips that actually control the flow of information on your computer. They are the controllers for the memory, cache, hard drive, keyboard, etc.. These groups of chips direct traffic along the bus and can allow devices to talk to each other without having to go through the CPU.
A group of chips, working as a team, that control the functions and features on a motherboard. The chipset determines how much memory you can put into a motherboard and what processors you can use with it.
The chipset controls the system and its capabilities. All components communicate with the processor through the chipset - it is the hub of all data transfer. The chipset uses the DMA controller and the bus controller to organize the steady flow of data that it controls. The chipset is a series of chips attached directly to the motherboard, and is usually second in size only to the processor. Chipsets are integrated (soldered onto the motherboard) and are not upgradeable without a new motherboard.
A chipset is a group of integrated circuits (microchips) that can be used together to serve a single function and are therefore manufactured and sold as a unit. The most common chipset reference is the input/output control chips of a motherboard.
The chips that control the main functions and features of the motherboard. The chipset determines how much memory you can put into the board, what processor you can use, whether you can use AGP or PCI-E. This is why even if a part fits, it is not always compatible.
A set of chips on a computer's motherboard that handles a PC's primary functions. It's what connects key components to the rest of the motherboardâ€”and to the rest of your computer. Think of chipset as your computer's traffic hub.
It is a group of integrated circuits that can be used together to serve a single function and are therefore manufactured and sold as a unit. For example, one chipset might combine all the microchips needed to serve as the communications controller between a processor and memory and other devices in a computer.
A group of microchips designed to work and sold as a unit in performing one or more related functions. The chipset on a graphics card may be made by a company that is different from the company that is manufacturing the board itself.
The chipset generally consists of two VLSI chips that interface the CPU to the outside world on any motherboard or SBC. In a typical implementation the North Bridge chip is connected directly to the CPU via the Front Side Bus and provides an interface to memory and other high speed devices. The South Bridge is connected in turn to the North Bridge and provides an interface to PCI bus and other peripherals.
A chipset is a group of integrated circuits ("chips") that are designed to work together, and are usually marketed as a single product. In computing, the term chipset is commonly used to refer to the specialized motherboard chips on a computer or expansion card. When discussing personal computers (PCs) based on recent Intel Pentium-class systems, the term "chipset" often refers to the two main motherboard chips: northbridge and southbridge.
The chip or group of chips provided by a single manufacturer, which defines the behavior and capabilities of a particular component, like a video card or mainboard. Different chipsets usually require different drivers to operate correctly.