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). Share kreepa September 3, 2010 4:49:18 AM Best answer selected by kreepa. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat downside does the B85 chipset have for a gamer Forum SolvedWhat does Onboard Video Chipset Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic Forum SolvedWhat exactly does "Onboard Video Chipset" mean? Forum SolvedWhat does On Board Chipset mean? Forum SolvedWhat if a manufacturer does not list my mobo chipset? Forum What does it mean if there is no onboard video chipset? Forum What does it mean if there is no chipset? Forum What is CHIPSET and How does it Affect? Forum What does the intel h55 chipset do on the motherboard Forum What does a Nforce chipset number really mean! Forum To what degree does the chipset affect performance? Forum ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Delux, What MB chipset does it use? Forum Does anyone know what chipset the Conroe will use? Forum what does 865/875 chipset means? Forum SolvedDoes a motherboard need to be compatible with the CPU chipset? Forum SolvedOf intel i7 chipset line ups, does higher 4 digit number indicate better performance? Forum SolvedChipset supports processor but motherboard does not!!! Forum SolvedDoes B85 chipset can overclock my GPU ? Forum SolvedDoes B85 Chipset will be okay with non-K CPU Forum SolvedDoes Dell n5420 with i7-3612QM and HM77 express chipset support 16gb RAM? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !