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 PlayStation 5 will include a custom version of the third-generation AMD Ryzen chipset, which comes running the new Zen 2 architecture, with a GPU running at 36 compute units at 2.23 GHz, all boasting 10.28 TFLOPs. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, "PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X: Which one should you get?," 7 Oct. 2020 Fortunately, though a new 500-series motherboard chipset will be launched alongside it, the i9-11900K will be backwards-compatible with existing 400-series motherboards. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel takes on Ryzen with Rocket Lake S and the Core i9-11900K," 11 Jan. 2021 This adapter is equipped with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 chipset and advanced DSP algorithm. Popular Science, "Get the world’s first adapter that connects to your Switch and your smartphone simultaneously," 2 Dec. 2020 Analysts currently expect the company’s chipset revenue to jump 27% year over year for the fiscal fourth quarter ended in September, with a 60% surge projected for the December quarter. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "5G iPhones Pack New Surprise for Qualcomm," 19 Oct. 2020 During an extended product briefing, Intel stressed to us that the Xe Max beats Nvidia's entry-level MX 350 chipset in just about every conceivable metric. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Intel enters the laptop discrete GPU market with Xe Max," 4 Nov. 2020 The latter is a first-generation chipset that can speed up voice recognition and deliver Alexa responses in a faster manner. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Amazon packs bold sound and smart home brains into the spherical Echo," 22 Oct. 2020 Turns out there's a kernel bug which causes CNVi Wi-Fi cards including Intel 9560 and Intel AX-201 (the two Wi-Fi hardware options, both 2x2, available in the Lemur Pro) to be incorrectly identified as Intel 9462, which is a 1x1 chipset. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "System76’s Lemur Pro: A powerful, ultralight OEM Linux laptop," 10 Sep. 2020 In September—the month when a U.S. blockade on chipset sales to Huawei Technologies came into effect—semiconductor imports increased 18% over August and 28% over September 2019. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "China is making up some ground on its U.S. trade deal commitments," 14 Oct. 2020

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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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14 Feb 2021

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“Chipset.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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