Wherefore art thou video?

In a traditional Northbridge/Southbridge motherboard architecture, where would you expect to see the video adapter connected?

A) Northbridge

B) Southbridge


D) PCI Bus

E) To the back of the Xbox 360 #portal2coop

The answer: A) Northbridge

If it’s a part of the computer that needs a lot of bandwidth, then you can bet that it’s connected to (or near) the Northbridge. Lower bandwidth devices are often found near the Southbridge.

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.