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stands for Central Processing Unit. In a computer, there is at least one CPU, which many have one more more processing Cores, which can often be considered to be CPUs themselves. The modern concept of CPU is usually a silicon chip that performs two basic tasks: its control unit fetches instructions from memory and executes them and the arithmetic logic unit (ALU) computes basic math and logic operations. The CPU is a critical component in a computer.

Intel Will Not Be Left Behind of Tablet Race

10/13/2010, With the surge of tablets that are coming or will be coming to the market, Intel is not one to be left behind. Company CEO Paul Otellini says, “We believe that like netbooks, tablets will expand the term for computing overall with a new form factor...

AMD demonstrate its Zacate low-power processor

09/13/2010, Photo courtesy of AnandTech AMD has made a tradition of holding a “get together” media event while the Intel Developer Conference is in full swing. Today, they have demonstrated their Zacate CPU, a direct competitor for Intel’s ATOM....

CUPP Laptop Has ARM and x86 Processors for Instant On Access

09/09/2010, Norwegian computer company CUPP Computing has created a laptop that sports both a powerful x86 and low-power mobile ARM processor. The laptop is designed for ease of multitasking and fast booting, especially when in ARM mode, to handle quick tasks like...

Update: Qualcomm 1.2 GHz Coming Q1 2011, 1.5 GHz Coming Q4

09/08/2010, While we reported this morning that the Qualcomm CPU update will be coming in the first quarter, it is now confirmed that only the 1.2 GHz model will be arriving in Q1 in 2011. The beefier 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm won’t be...

AMD introduces new CPU/GPU hybrid codename

09/08/2010, AMD has just introduced a new CPU/GPU hybrid codename – we’re talking about the Zacate Accelerated Processing Unit which is from the Bobcat family, where it will operate at a higher TDP of 18W and will target ultrathin and mainstream...

AMD Gets Rid of ATI Branding

08/30/2010, Chipmaker AMD is rebranding itself and will be eliminating the ATI mark from its graphics chip moving forward. The plan is to switch “ATI Radeon” and “ATI FirePro” with “Radeon” and “FirePro” and add...

Cooler Master V6GT CPU cooler gets fashionable LED strip

06/29/2010, If you happen to want to build a speed demon of a gaming rig, then chances are you would delve into the world of overclocking, which means a CPU cooler is in order. The Cooler Master V6GT CPU cooler might just fit the bill since it will cater to the...

Intel Updates Its Notebook CPU Lineup

06/23/2010, Intel has upgraded its line of mobile processors recently, which now makes the Core i7 940XM Intel’s fastest quad-core notebook chip, clocking in at 2.13GHz and can be boosted up to 3.33GHz via Turbo Boost. It sports 8MB of cache and offers the same...

AMD 6-core CPU could be a game changer?

04/27/2010, AMD’s latest 6-core processors are strangely affordable to the mass market, where its 3.2GHz Phenom II X6 1090T is going for $295, which is way lower than Intel’s hexa-core Core i7-980X that retails for $1,000, slightly more than triple the...

New Asus Motherboard Can Unlock Latent AMD CPU Cores

03/03/2010, If you’re trying to eke performance out of your computer, the Asus M4A89GTD PRO series motherboard might just be able to give you that extra edge that you’ve been looking for, especially since it can enable the instant unlocking of latent AMD...

Intel Starts Atom Developer Million Dollar Development Fund

03/01/2010, Intel just announced that it has created the Atom Developer Million Dollar Development Fund whose goal is to accelerate the rate of innovation on its Atom platforms. This is another tool that the Intel Atom Developer Program can use to entice developers...