difference between motherboard and chipset???

  joe_123a 12:05 08 Jan 2006
Locked

hi,

just wondering whether there is a difference between the motherboard and the chipset?

buying a computer with a foxconn mobo and an intel 945P chipset, and wondering whether there is an actual difference between the two ?

help would be appreciated

  jack 14:13 08 Jan 2006

The Motherboard is the large item onto which all other components are plugged. CPU,Memory, sockets for drives and external connectors.
The chipset is a built in feature of the Motherboard and is supplied by various makers such as Intel, VIA etc. this with the Bios actually run the system and control all other functions -
When purchasing a Motherboard- to a given spec you do not get an option- the chip set is built in, its part of the package.
I you read the a certain chipset, is not that writers choice- well its that writers opinion.
Rest assured if the board is on general sale the chip set will do the business, otherwise it wont have got that far.

  SG Atlantis® 15:20 08 Jan 2006

in short.

The chipset is part of the motherboard, it's not optional or an extra.

click here

  DieSse 22:51 08 Jan 2006

The difference is

The chipset (basically two large chips) is made by Intel

Foxconn buy the chipsets - and lots of other components, and assemble them onto a motherboard.

Foxconn will be making motherboards with different chipsets - and intel will be supplying chipsets to lots of board manufacturers.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

Is this the future of VR and AR?

Best iPad buying guide 2017

Comment regarder le Bureau des Légendes en ligne ?