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The Processor or CPU (Central processing unit) is commonly referred to as the "brains" of the computer, even though this is only partially true since a real brain performs many functions including thinking (processing), issuing commands and storing information (short and long term memory) .

On a computer, the "short term memory" is stored in RAM or Random access memory and the "long term memory" is stored on the Hard disk drive.

The job of the CPU is to retrieve data from memory, to process this information and then to issue commands to the system based on this information, the CPU is the computer's top manager (the boss).

Speed  (clock speed) is crucial to performance, since the faster the boss is able to issue the commands, the faster the system performs. Speed is measured in Hertz, or cycles per second. Today's processors operates at thousands of millions (1, 000, 000, 000) of cycles per second (Giga Hertz or just GHz).

Performance and speed

The performance of a processor is no longer based on CPU speed alone, other factors impact on performance; it is essential to look at performance charts rather than looking at CPU speeds before making a decision.

Dual core and quad core

A dual core processor has two physical processor cores in a single chip, and theoretically should deliver twice the performance of a single core CPU when running multi-threaded applications.

Quad core processors have four processors in a single chip. Performance, in theory, should be twice that of a dual core.

Gaming (at the moment) - games are not multi-threading - they do not use 4 cores, they mainly use a single core, and sometimes they use two cores. If you are a gamer, it is recommended keeping up with the latest information from other Internet users, and to buy accordingly.

Cache (pronounced cash) also impacts on performance, this is the amount of information a CPU is capable of "remembering" before it has to get the information again (lets call it very short term memory that will be forgotten eventually as the boss gets more work to do - it is something the boss knows at that specific time). The more cache a CPU has, the better it performs.

 

A sample of Processors - Intel that this computer shop has on offer

  • BX80684G4930
    Intel Celeron G4930 3.2Ghz 2 cores / 2 threads Coffeelake-s LGA 1151 Processor
  • BX8069510980XE
    Intel Cascadelake-X Core i9-10980XE EXtreme Edition 3.0Ghz LGA 2066 18 cores + Hyper-Threading / 36 threads Processor
  • BX8069510920X
    Intel cascadelake-X Core i9-10920X 3.5Ghz 12 cores + Hyper-Threading / 24 threads Processor
  • CP-iX10980XE
    Intel Cascadelake-X Core i9-10980XE EXtreme Edition 3.0Ghz LGA 2066 18 cores + Hyper-Threading / 36 threads Processor
  • CP-iX10940X
    Intel cascadelake-X Core i9-10940X 3.3Ghz 14 cores + Hyper-Threading / 28 threads Processor
  • CP-iX10900X
    Intel Cascadelake-X Core i9-10900X 3.7Ghz
  • CP-iX10920X
    Intel cascadelake-X Core i9-10920X 3.5Ghz 12 cores + Hyper-Threading / 24 threads Processor
  • CP-iXS3175W
    Intel Xeon Scalable w-3175x skylake 3.1Ghz 28 cores + Hyper-Threading/ 56 threads LGA 3647 Server Processor
  • BX80684I79700F
    Intel 9th Generation coffee Lake i7-9700F 3.0GHz up to 4.70 GHz 12 MB cache LGA1151 Processor
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