Northbridge

Northbridge is a chipset component that communicates with the computer processor and controls interaction with memory, the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus, and all Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) activities. Northbridge communicates with the processor using the frontside bus (FSB). Northbridge is one part of a two-part chipset.
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Northbridge

Northbridge, town (1990 pop. 13,371), Worcester co., S Mass., on the Blackstone River; settled 1704, set off from Uxbridge and inc. 1772. Wood furniture, paper products, and stereo components are manufactured.
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Northbridge

[computing] A northbridge or host bridge is a microchip on some PC motherboards and is connected directly to the CPU (unlike the southbridge) and thus responsible for tasks that require the highest performance. The northbridge is usually paired with a southbridge, also known as I/O controller hub. In systems where they are included, these t...
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