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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....

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...

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...

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...

Three New Cortex CPUs Coming From ARM

02/05/2010, Looks like the future is bright for mobile devices, especially since ARM has revealed the roadmap for future iterations of its Cortex-A series of chips. The upcoming chip is codenamed Eagle, and is estimated to have 3 billion units produced annually....

Atom-powered phones, first pictures (updated: with video)

01/08/2010, Pankaj Kedia, the Director of Intel’s Global Ecosystem Programs has shown us the first Atom-powered phones, one of which is from LG (model GW990). It runs on the next generation LG UI that includes 3D elements. When in 2D mode, the Ui looks very...

Tilera 100-core processor set its sights on Intel and AMD

10/25/2009, Intel and AMD might soon have to face a new competitor in the form of Tilera with their newly developed 100-core processor that will attempt to muscle its way into the server market that is currently a monopoly by both Intel and AMD. The Tile-GX series of...

Intel’s mobility future depends on ‘desirability’

07/29/2009, At the Intel Technology Summit, Intel mentioned that future computers need to be not only affordable and capable, but most importantly desirable. And for that very reason, Intel is learning skills that are usually outside of its core semi-conductor...

CPU against GPU in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

07/28/2009, WSJ’s Don Clark has written an interesting article about how GPUs (graphics processing unit) and CPUs (central processing unit) are competing to be the top processor in Hollywood’s Computer Graphics (CG) business. In “Harry Potter and...

AMD CPU+GPU fusion in 22nm in 2010?

07/24/2009, Rumor has it that AMD’s CPU and GPU “fusion” won’t happen until the second half of 2010 when the 22nm (nanometer) process will be ready for production. Intel has already shown its plans for a CPU+GPU integration in the form of...

Maximum PSP Go Processor 44% Faster Than The PSP

07/03/2009,   We knew that the PSP Go was faster than the PSP-3000, but “by how much” was still a subject of speculation. It is not anymore as an FCC filing makes the PSP Go speed official. With a 480Mhz frequency, it is 44% faster than the previous 333Mhz...