Friday, October 1, 2010

Processors (aka. CPU)

So I have done a lot of research on Processors and I will skim over the main difference at the end between Intel and AMD. From what I read the most simple way to explain what the processor does is most easily explained by imagining your own brain, there is the area where you hold information ( remembers what 1, 2, and 3 are) and the part that processes information (figures out that 1 plus 2 equals 3) this is the part that the Processor does. Now how they measure how much information is measured in Hertz (These days in Gigahertz). Every Processor goes through to the computers memory and processes the information by using the predetermined formulas that are installed on the processor (you could consider this the computers instincts). There is some information that is kept on the processor which most of all computer users know not to mess with and those files are called registry files. They are kept on the processor so it can access them much faster.

Now I may edit and update this because when I first got the request I didn't even know much about the processors. But the two of the biggest companies that make processors is AMD and Intel. From what I see there is no huge difference between the two. Intel is known to make the fastest processors designed to do big projects. AMD is know for making the "best for your buck" processors, not saying they are bad processors but they are the best for people who are on a budget when looking for parts.
If you have any request just leave them in the comments.

29 comments:

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  2. I have an AMD 6000+ Dual Core 3.0Ghz at home. It runs quite well and I'm sure that Intel can equal (or better) its performance. You must note that the main difference between AMD and Intel is the size of the L2 cache. Check it out and you'll see.

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  3. @Ownage:I'll give that a look but I thought since my blog is geared towards fundamentals then specifics so I didn't add in parts like the L2 and L1 caches. But definitely thanks for the information.

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  4. all this computer talk is over my head

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  5. wow, i couldn't have thought of a more efficient way to explain that. kudos

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  6. thats intense.. how did you find out...

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  7. Yeah I always thought Intel made the best Processes but they were always so expensive

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  8. heh. i've always wanted to know this stuff. thanks. post more.

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  9. i was always marvelled by the durability of cpus, they always survive the entire pc across ages

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  10. So I'm looking to build a new computer or laptop. My budget is around $1500. What parts/laptop would you recommend to get the best bang for my buck. Any particular sites I should check out?

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  11. Thanks man, really interesting stuff here!! Can't wait to read more!

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  12. I'm gonna keep an eye on this blog, because as soon as the flow returns I'm gonna be on the scour for parts to build my own pc..

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  13. your blog is great, make more articles plz this could be awesome

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  14. Interesting information, definitely helpful.

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  15. I'm in the market for a new processor... I'll check back for more advice

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  16. wow awesome! I need a new processor!

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  17. these ideas are going to inspire my next GTL Everyday post... stay tuned

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  18. I like what you said here... btw, I have new bubbles on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  19. I like the layout you used on this blog :)

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  20. AMD 4 LYFE only cuz i dont like the intel commercials.

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  21. please review one of the newer i intel CPUs

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