Motherboard Chipsets – What do they do? – Chipsets explained!


I
was planning on making a video about all of the features that motherboards have, because
I know that those can get pretty confusing, but then I realised that some of those features
need a video of their own before I can make that one. So, here we are, talking about the motherboard
chipset. What on earth does it do? Can a better one make your PC faster? Let’s take a look. You might not spend a lot of time thinking
about the motherboard chipset, but your whole motherboard is in fact built around it. So, what is it? Well, it used to be made up of a set of two
separate chips (the north bridge and the south bridge), hence the name “chip set”, but
in recent years most chipsets have moved to a single chip. But, that is pretty unimportant. What you want to know is what effect the chipset
you buy will have on the performance of your PC. Well, the truth is that the chipset is just
an information hub and, just like the motherboard as a whole, the chipset isn’t about performance,
but about features. So here’s a list of things it determines:
The supported generation of USB The number of USB ports
The number of SATA ports The PCI Express version
The number and types of PCI configurations The RAM configuration
Support for various technologies such as Intel Optane Memory
And, probably the one feature that everyone who is relatively tech savvy knows and cares
about, support for overclocking. [transition] So, the question on your mind might now be:
if the chipset is so important for your system, since it is basically the brain of your motherboard
and all of the information in your system has to pass through it, why does it get so
little attention? And the answer is: because it doesn’t need
attention. The only thing you need to know about it is
whether it supports overclocking, and that is pretty simple: for intel chipsets Z and
X support overclocking, while H and B chipsets don’t. For AMD Ryzen the X and B chipsets support
overclocking, while the A chipset doesnt. For all the other features you need to look
at the motherboard instead of the chipset for a single, simple reason: The motherboard
manufacturer decides which features of the chipset they will implement into their board
and to which extent. For example, even though chipset X299 supports
up to 10 USB 3.0 ports, your motherboard might only have 6 or 8 of them. So, conclusion time: Is the chipset important? Yes, very much so! Does it affect performance? No, at least not directly! Can you keep ignoring everything about it
except for overclocking support? Yes, but at least now you know why! So, I really do hope you enjoyed this video
and if you want to see more you can click on the right to watch my latest video or on
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tech, and i’ll catch you in the next one.

2 thoughts on “Motherboard Chipsets – What do they do? – Chipsets explained!

  1. Thank you very much for provided those useful information about motherboard chipsets !! 😉
    (This video solve my problem.)

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