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What is meant by a front side bus?
And what is the difference between Hyper transport and Quick Path Interconnect?
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  1. likelyhood of getting a googled answer 99.9%
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  2. Front side bus is the connection between the Processor and the Northbridge chip. The northbridge chip then shuttles data back and forth between the RAM and the Southbridge chip. The southbridge chip connects other peripherals like the video card, PCI bus etc etc.

    Hyper Transport and Quick Path Interconnect are processor bus connections with other processors. Say you have a motherboard with 2 processors on it, Hyper Transport(AMD processors) and Quick Path Interconnect(Intel processors) would be used for the processors to communicate with each other. You don't have to worry about this technology unless you have a dual processor motherboard, and intend to have 2 processors on it.

    signor, no reason to be a pain, the only stupid question is the one that was never asked.
  3. signor said:
    likelyhood of getting a googled answer 99.9%
    Put the effort in and just do it yourself



    I would but I am busy with school work and i usually only have time to see who answered and/or ask a question. :sweat:
  4. memadmax said:
    Front side bus is the connection between the Processor and the Northbridge chip. The northbridge chip then shuttles data back and forth between the RAM and the Southbridge chip. The southbridge chip connects other peripherals like the video card, PCI bus etc etc.

    Hyper Transport and Quick Path Interconnect are processor bus connections with other processors. Say you have a motherboard with 2 processors on it, Hyper Transport(AMD processors) and Quick Path Interconnect(Intel processors) would be used for the processors to communicate with each other. You don't have to worry about this technology unless you have a dual processor motherboard, and intend to have 2 processors on it.

    signor, no reason to be a pain, the only stupid question is the one that was never asked.


    You are correct on the FSB, but half-wrong with both HyperTransport & QPI - they are both much faster forms of the old Front Side Bus, though they are designed around the northbridge being situated on the CPU chip itself, rather then on the motherboard, and make use of higher speeds.
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