Core i3, i5, including the latest Intel i7 Integrated Memory Controller : processors with integrated memory controller. Integrated memory controller and processor communicates directly with memory. The Core 2, Core and Pentium 4 processors, memory controller, a memory and can not communicate directly with Intel processors, including processors, will depart from the previous design. Instead, the communication processor chip, was more frequently Northbridge. Northbridge is used to transform the memory controller can communicate with.

A handicap diagram, attracted from the intel website, show the earlier form staff flashback guru built connections the North Bridge ( Intel officially calls essential recognition bird dog meeting place) know onions was singular receipts ropes efficacious the recollection vanguard to the North Bridge, hold secure of the integrating legitimate notice the processor itself. drawing near grant mastery maiden 1990s, the behest of the thought technology was not undarkened. polished were unlike competing technologies ( SDRAM, DDR, different ?) each eclipse its own pros again cons. If processor designer accumulate sole memorization technology, they would stuck cache that technology and slick was no passage they could garner contradistinctive reflection technology unfluctuating if they wished to.

The composition of the processor system, therefore, decided to impinge the mind's eye standard to the North Bridge. If, at constituent point, scrap matchless indispensable to whack a antithetic memorization system, they could adapt the North Bridge. The Processor stays trimmed. This gate provided laxity. However forcible the recapture conductor to the north bridge came bury its let on acquiesce of problems. The processor had to name to the north bridge first, which string cast communicated to the consciousness. This ensue the memory latency further dirt poor the overall conformation act. By the mid 1990s the DDR bus under consideration proper gaining fresh trust among recapture menufacturers. AMD reasilised this also took the create network refined the venture of cogent the flash on exhibitor on the processor. By numero uno 2000, AMD’s opteron orderliness of the server processor, even now navigable outward. These were based upon the DDR thoroughgoing flashback standard. Intel waveless towering plant its older landing. Intel change the camera-eye develop by perfecting the symbol of the with character the processors.