Computer Processor. How Stuff Works


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When you think of purchasing a Computer, the first choice you have to make is, the best processor type because the Processing unit is the most important part of the Computer. The speed of computer, performance, multitasking ability, all depends on the processor. The CPU or the Processor is the Brain of computer allowing to process numeric data and executing the instructions stored in the memory. The Processor operates at the speed of an internal clock that sends pulses called Peaks. The clock speed called cycle is the number of pulses per second which  is represented in Hertz. With each peak of pulse, the processor performs a function based on the instruction. The term Cycles Per Instruction or CPI represents the average number of clock cycles required for the processor to execute an instruction. The latest version of processor is the family of Duo Core in which two processing units are present. Core duo was the first series by the Intel and Core 2 Duo is the next version. The Core 2 brand was introduced on July 27 ,2006 comprising Solo, Duo, Quad and Extreme sub brands.
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