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Production of Processors and functions

These days, almost all things have gone digital. Families drawn apart by circumstances such as work are bridged through the internet, more and more teens are in social media, and almost all businesses have established an online presence through company websites.

Computer applications, software, hardware, and even hosting services such as dedicated servers Europe has grown popular and the demand for these products and services has grown rapidly through the years.

Growth in Demand for Processors

Likewise, since the advent of computers, the demand of companies that produce the processors used in computers and laptops increased.

Here are the list of the Top 5 company that is producing processors:

  1. Intel
  2. AMD
  3. NVIDIA
  4. QUALCOMM
  5. MOTOROLA

Most of the computer’s processor are Intel where it is better than AMD, NVIDIA,QUALCOMM and MOTOROLA. Between these five companies the Intel and AMD oversees as rival in the market industries.Intel focus on the fast hyper threading than AMD that boost more cores.

What is a Computer Processor?

Processor is the logic circuit  responding to the basic instruction of the drive computer. There are four main function of the computer which are : fetch, decode ,execute and writeback.

The Basic elements of Processor are :

  • ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit) that controls the arithmetic and logic operations of the computer.
  • FPU(Floating Point Unit) Known as Math Compressor or Numeric coprocessor. This manipulate the numbers more quickly than the basic microprocessor circuit.
  • Registers. This element hold the instructions and other data .Register supply operations to the ALU and store the results of operations.
  • L1 and L2 cache memory

Their Inclusion in the CPU saves time than having to get data from random access memory (RAM)

Most of processors in these days are multi-core which means the IC contains two or more processors for enhanced performance , low power consumption and more simultaneously processing of tasks. This set ups are similar to having multiple processor but separate installed in the same computer because computer are actually plugged into the same socket so the connection between the two is faster.

How to choose a processor/CPU

Computer Processor vs Central Processing Unit

Some people customized their CPU to make it faster, some buy or make it core2duo, Tri – core and Quad core for better performance and usage of the computer.

The term processor is used interchangeably with the CPU also known as Central Processing Unit , even though strictly speaking , the CPU is not the only processor . Graphics Processing Unit is notable example . The hard drive and many other devices within the computer also perform tasks and some processing independently. The term processor is understood as CPU , so don’t forget about it.

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