What is CPU (Processor) and Different types of CPU

CPU (Processor) :

CPU (Central Processing Unit) also known as a Processor and it attached to the motherboard. The processor or CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the main processing unit of a computer or main unit inside the computer. CPU controls all internal and external devices, performs arithmetic and logic operations. It is just like brain that takes all major decisions, makes all sorts of calculations and directs different parts of the computer functions by activating and controlling the operations. It determines how fast your computer will run and its speed is measured in Megahertz (MHz) and Gigahertz (GHz). In this generations CPU’s execute many millions of instructions per second.   

There are many different processors made by many different companies. The main two companies are producing chips for systems they are Intel and AMD.

Different types of companies and products.


Intel Core 2 Extreme
Intel Core 2 Duo

Intel Core 2 Quad

AMD AthlonX2
AMD Phenom


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