Definition of cpu
: the component of a computer system that performs the basic operations (such as processing data) of the system, that exchanges data with the system's memory or peripherals, and that manages the system's other components —called also processor
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The PC benchmarking site of Passmark Software reports tests involving AMD CPUs accounted for almost 26% of all x86-compatible submissions in the latest quarter, up from under 21% in the prior quarter and under 18% in the same quarter a year ago.
On that note, Intel has introduced a new feature that ensures M.2 storage is connected directly to the CPU.
The mannequin was dressed in a deep purple dress with accessories made from computer parts, including a CPU necklace and a USB cable.
The CPU lives in a sturdy base, from which a single post rises to support the screen.
The chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices, Intel's only real competitor for the CPUs that run personal computers, ran into a wall over the past decade as it got distracted trying to crack the mobile market.
The company’s already made a splash this year with its Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.
The Aero 15 gives you a 2.8GHz seventh generation Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card.
Their screens would be saved by displays of data analysis, showing which and how much data from elsewhere their CPUs were churning through during down-time.
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Origin and Etymology of cpu
central processing unit
First Known Use: 1962See Words from the same year
CPU Defined for Kids
Definition of cpu for Students
: the part of a computer that does most of the processing of data
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