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KarbosGuide.com. Module 2d.0 1 On chip sets Module 2d describes what chip sets are, and how they function on the motherboards. This module is subdivided into the following pages: I recommend that you read all the pages one by one. Just follow the links "Next page" to get through the textbook. I hope you find the information useful! What is a chip set? The chip set is very important to the modern PC and its performance. Many technologies meet on the motherboard and are "glued" together via these controllers, which we call the "chip set". When we speak about buses and motherboards, we are also speaking about chip sets . The chip sets are a bunch of intelligent controller chips, which are on any motherboard. The controllers are closely tied to the CPU, in that they control the buses around the CPU. Without the chip sets, neither RAM nor I/O buses could function together with the CPU: New technologies - new chip set Therefore, the chip sets are quite central components on the motherboards. When new technological features are introduced (and this happens continuously) they are often accompanied by new chip sets. The new chip sets often enable: S Higher speed on one or more buses Utilization of new facilities (new RAM types, new buses, improved EIDE, etc.) The vendors There are several suppliers of chip sets for the motherboard:   Intel    SIS    Opti    Via    ALi  Intel has hitherto been the leader in supplying chip sets to the Pentium motherboard. Therefore, let us just mention their chip sets, which have astronomical names. The Neptune chip set (82434NX) was introduced in June 1994. It replaced the Mercury set (82434LX). In both chip sets, there were problems with the PCI bus. In January 1995 Intel introduced the first Triton, where everything worked. This chip set supports some new features: it supports EDO RAM, and it offers bus master integrated EIDE control and NSP ( Native Signal Processing - one of the many new creations, which was soon forgotten). However, the following chip sets were of much higher quality, and within very few years they lead to several new generations of chip sets, each of them more powerful and offering great new features. The first chip sets for the Pentium boards Triton first and second The interest in chip sets and their performance started in late 1995, when the Pentium processor became more popular. The Triton controllers were the first chip sets in this trend. 82430FX from late 1995 was Intel's next chip set and the first Triton. In February 1996 the second generation of Triton arrived. Two new chip sets were introduced: The 82430VX and 82430HX. The last (HX) was the fastest one. VX and HX The two sets were similar, yet different. 430HX consisted of  two chips. It was designed for the more professional PCs.  430VX  consisted of  four chips,  but the  cost was  slightly  lower than HX. It was aimed at the home use PC market. Let  us look at the contents of each chip set:  Chip set Contents
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