Which part of the motherboard connects the CPU to the RAM?

The logical layout of the motherboard consists of many different chipsets and data paths. Which part of the motherboard is responsible for managing the communication between the CPU and the memory?

A) Northbridge

B) Southbridge


D) Graphics Controller

The answer: A) Northbridge

The Northbridge is also known as the “memory controller hub,” and it is one of the busiest chips in your computer (for obvious reasons!).

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