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What's a CPU? Desktop Processor Tutorial and Shopping Guide


Want to start upgrading your computer? Don’t know where to start? What does ‘CPU’ mean anyway? In this video, the Newegg TV team covers everything you ever wanted to know about a CPU and more, including what a CPU does, the difference in core types, how overclocking works, and how to buy the right CPU for the system you have in mind. Because when it comes to your computer hardware, you shouldn't just google it: you should know it inside out.

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CPUs/Processors

CPU (is also known as Central Processing Unit or Processor) is the most important component of a computer. CPU/Processor is used to explain computer instructions and process software data in computer. CPU/Processor can be divided into desktop processors, server processors, mobile processors. Intel and AMD are the most famous CPU/Processor manufacturers. They have released single-core / dual-core processors / quad-core processors / six-Core Processors / eight-core processors series. The most critical component in any computer is the CPU (Central Processing Unit), where all of the "computing" actually occurs. It interprets and executes instructions and data contained in software programs, incoming signals from network sources, and the commands of its user. The more generic term 'processor' is often used to refer to a CPU, as well. The power and performance of the CPU is the prime determinants of a computer's overall performance.

Newegg is proud to offer a wide variety of CPUs/Processors from Intel and AMD, includes the server & workstation / Desktop processors ; Such as Intel CPU selections: Xeon E5 family, Xeon E3 family, Xeon / Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron ; AMD processors: Opteron series / FX-Series, A-Series APU, Athlon, AM1, etc. Find the CPUs/Processors you are looking for at Newegg.com, and enjoy the smoothest, most pleasurable online shopping experience around!

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