Chipset is the core component of motherboard. It corresponds with CPU and determines the upper specification limit of a motherboard.
The previous motherboard motherboard chipset was divided into North Bridge and South Bridge. In different positions of the motherboard, the current motherboard has integrated the North Bridge and South Bridge together, which is located at the bottom right of the motherboard, and it will be covered with thick heat dissipation armor.
Since the chipset will determine the specifications of the motherboard to go online, there must be
Consumer grade motherboard chipsets are generally divided into high-end, middle end and entry-level three types. This class will give you a general introduction to why the motherboards of mid-range chipsets are more cost-effective.
Intel and AMD will release corresponding chipsets when they launch new processor products every year. Take 400 series chipsets as an example, Intel has released three 400 series chipsets for ten generation core.
It includes z490, b460 and H410,Among them, z490 chipset is the standard configuration of high-end motherboard, b460 chipset is oriented to middle end market, and H410 is oriented to entry market.
Compared with z490 chipset and H410 chipset, the main board based on b460 chipset is mostly micro ATX board because it is facing the mid market.
In terms of expansion, it will be slightly inferior to the z490 chipset motherboard which is basically built with ATX board, and some network card functions such as sound card will also be degraded.
ButThe key is that most users rarely use slots such as the second or more graphics card of ATX board type,Some special functions are not necessary, and without these functions, the price of motherboard will be much lower.
It is different from the z490 chipset motherboard built by ATX board type, which started at 1000 yuan,The price of b460 chipset motherboard based on m-atx board type is generally below 1000 yuanIn today's CPU graphics card power consumption is not very high environment, these midrange motherboards are obviously more affordable.
The motherboard and CPU are not separated. The midrange chipset and the midrange or entry-level CPU are all reasonable collocations,The b460 chipset can be used with the core i5-10400f of the 10th generationIt can meet the needs of most users, and the most important thing is that the price will be cheaper.
At the same time, compared with H410 motherboard, some well-made b460 chipset motherboards such as ASUS tuf gaming b460m-plus can also meet the needs of high-end generation 10 core, and can also be used with 10 generation Core i7 processors.
If you don't need extreme operation such as overclocking, the actual experience is not much different from that of z490 motherboard, which further improves the cost performance and is also the biggest advantage of midrange chipset motherboard as a connecting link between the preceding and the following.