That mouse has to connect to something.

On the back of most computers is a set of serial ports, keyboard and mouse connectors. Which chipset usually controls these interfaces?

A) Northbridge

B) Southbridge

C) Super I/O

D) Flash BIOS

E) Chips with a hint of lime

The answer: C) Super I/O

As the name implies, the Super I/O chip handles the relatively slow input and output of most computer peripherals.

Want to know more? Watch “Chipsets.”

If you look closely at a motherboard, you’ll see interfaces, connections, and many different chipsets. In this module, you’ll learn about these various chipsets and their interrelations.