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Monday, January 07, 2013


Alternatively referred to as a processor or microprocessor, the CPU was first developed by Intel in 1974 and is short for Central Processing Unit. The computer CPU is responsible for handling all instructions it receives from hardware components and software programs running on the computer. Below is a graphic example of what the original Intel Pentium processor looks like.
Pentium CPU or Central Processing Unit
Today, there are several different manufactures of computer processors. However, Intel and AMD are the leaders in the PC market.