Definitions

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  • n. A microchip connected directly to the CPU (unlike the southbridge) and thus responsible for tasks that require the highest performance.

Etymologies

north +‎ bridge (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The other is theoretically to go to the housewarming tomorrow, problem still being getting it there if i'm having lunch with someone in northbridge prior ... * ponder*

    October 22nd, 2005

  • If not, can I that plug for another case fan. the northbridge is a chip on the motherboard.

    News Tom's Hardware US

  • More interesting than that is a chipset being released by AMD that, for now, will not be finding its way into a motherboard northbridge, which is too bad, as it seems to pack a punch like no other, from Ars Technica

    Lockergnome

  • Chipsets are the pair of chips known as the northbridge and southbridge inside a computer that regulate the flow of data traffic between the microprocessor and other components, such as graphics and memory.

    Infoworld News

  • GPU, and a northbridge, all put together onto a single die.

    Steve Ballmer: My Keynote Address at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show

  • * Bounced into northbridge for yum cha, had yummy mango juice

    April 26th, 2006

  • Such controllers combine functions of northbridge and southbridge typical in older PCs, including RAM access, I/O, and other functions, as well as integrated graphics.

    Ars Technica

  • The Fusion family of chips will attempt to do away with the messy guts spread across your motherboard, jamming a northbridge, multi-core CPU, and DirectX 11 GPU onto a single die-an

    Gizmodo

  • Gigabyte Ma770t-ud3p with copper northbridge cabled tied

    www.hardwarezone.com.sg

  • That comes in handy for quiet cooling - if you strap a big tower heatsink and low-rpm fan on the CPU, you don't have to worry about airflow over the northbridge.

    The Tech Report: News

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