Solved What does the chipset do? Tags: Chipsets Asus Motherboards Product Last response: September 3, 2010 4:49 AM in Motherboards Share kreepa September 3, 2010 4:00:32 AM hey i was wondering what the chipset does and what a good one is....i just ordered an asus maximus that has the p55 chipset...what exactly does that mean and is that a good on? thanks More about : chipset Best solution silversurfernhs a b V Motherboard September 3, 2010 4:30:44 AM A chipset is concurrent with the generation or platform for a cpu - a generation can have multiple types of processors within it. This generation for intel for example includes: X58 - Core i7 platform of CPUs that use the 1366 pin socket type P55 - Core i5 and below platform of CPUc that use the 1156 pin socket type The chipset contains technologies relavent to the generation like usb sata sometimes a memory controler and various other input and output tech. X58 is the best right now, but p55 isnt far behind and is a better price/ performance solution and has many if not the same technologies (maybe dumbed down a bit). Your asus maximus is pretty slick - but very expensive for the platform - it is almost as much as the rampage extreme which is the x58 front runner (in my opinion). kreepa September 3, 2010 4:49:18 AM Best answer selected by kreepa. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat does the intel h55 chipset do on the motherboard ForumTo what degree does the chipset affect performance? ForumWhat if a manufacturer does not list my mobo chipset ? ForumWhich chipset does what exactly? ForumWhat does a Nforce chipset number really mean! ForumASUS P5N32-SLI SE Delux, What MB chipset does it use? Forumwhat does 865/875 chipset means? ForumWhat chipset does CMT4GX3M2A1600C7? ForumDoes anyone know what chipset the Conroe will use? ForumWhat is the difference between a chipset and a CPU ForumDoes 2nd gen I3 laptop really need graphics chipset ForumGaming PC - what chipset should I be looking for? ForumDoes nvidia forceware run into Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family ForumDoes 790fx chipset support x4 prossesor ForumWhat is the best Z77 chipset motherboard currently? ForumNew Z77 board, MSI Mpower or Asrock Extreme4? ForumI tried to upgrade my pc with ram now my windows wont load what can i do to fix Forum[Solved] Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 What Memory to use? Forum[Solved] Gigabyte GA-870-UD3 What Ram? ForumIntel 845 chipset upgradation More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !