Het volk bij CRUS (Computers 'R Us) heeft een chipset guide in elkaar gegooid. Het ding geeft info over allerlei chipsets, variŽrend van de middeleeuwste TX chipset tot de high-end GX chipset voor Xeon servers. Hier een stukje uit de intro:
On the motherboard there is one important set of circuits that decides what type of processor and how much memory that we can use in our computer. What I am thinking of is the chipset. The chipset is the component that connects the processor with the rest of the computer. It is with the chipsets help that the processor can get the information from the memory. The functions of the chipset also decides what type of expansion slots and ports that there can be on the motherboard. The chipset is one of the most important parts of a computer.
There are several types of chipset to choose from but the name Intel is on most of them. Most of the motherboards that are used in today use one of the several different types of chipsets that Intel has provided us with. The letters in the name of the chipset is not a shortening but just a product name. The chipsets that work with Intel Pentium II, Celeron and Xeon are 440BX, 440EX and 440LX.