chip·​set | \ ˈchip-ˌset How to pronounce chipset (audio) \

Definition of chipset

: a group of integrated circuits that together perform a set of related functions (such as processing data)

Examples of chipset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trio of duct vans, chipset and wiring cost over $200-more than double the cost of the consumer version. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "The Flying Roomba is Here to Scare Your Pets," 23 Dec. 2019 Inside there’s a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with a 3300mAh battery, up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Jon Porter, The Verge, "The HTC Wildfire is back, and HTC has almost nothing to do with it," 14 Aug. 2019 The more powerful of the two chips, the Snapdragon 865, is the natural successor to last year’s 855 chipset. Wired, "Qualcomm Bets Big on 5G With Its Newest Mobile Chips," 4 Dec. 2019 The chipmaker announced not just one but two new chipsets: one that will power some of the highest-end smartphones to be released in 2020, and another system-on-a-chip for mid-range phones. Wired, "Qualcomm Bets Big on 5G With Its Newest Mobile Chips," 4 Dec. 2019 The other difference is additional PCIe 4.0 lanes in the chipset. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "AMD unveils 32-core Threadripper 3970X, 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, and unlocked Athlon," 7 Nov. 2019 The Mate 30, powered by Huawei’s new Kirin 990 advanced chipset, sports a four-camera system and screen that curves nearly 90 degrees around its long edges, for a borderless effect. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Huawei debuts phone without Google apps as US sanctions bite," 19 Sep. 2019 The new Kirin 810 chipset has eight cores like the Kirin 980, but two of the 980’s high-performance cores have been replaced with energy-efficient small cores. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Huawei announces three new phones amid continued uncertainty," 21 June 2019 Both consoles will feature the latest AMD Ryzen processor and Navi graphics chipset, a combo that will allow games to load faster and more efficiently. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "What the PlayStation 5 says about the future of gaming," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of chipset

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chipset

chip entry 1 ("integrated circuit") + set entry 2

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The first known use of chipset was in 1984

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7 Jan 2020

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“Chipset.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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