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  • n  (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing

  • A steel frame keeps the unit sturdy, and aluminum or copper heat sinks prevent the cpu from overheating.
  • It becomes wearable only when the buyer downloads a design to a cpu woven into the material whereupon it instantly configures itself.
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News & Articles

  • AMD's FX-9590 CPU hits 5 GHz
    AMD has debuted the first commercially available 5 GHz CPU processor, dubbed the FX-9590. These 8-core CPUs are targeted at gamers and high-end users looking to power their rigs with some of the fastest silicon available. read more        
    June 11, 2013 - TG Daily
  • MacBook Air benchmarks show modest CPU, significant SSD improvements
    Apple's new MacBook Airs have already been benchmarked, reports note. Geekbench 2 CPU performance recorded by Primate Labs shows that the new notebooks are only about 3 to 8 percent faster than their predecessors. Primate explains that Intel focused on reducing power consumption with its new Haswell processors, and that Apple went a step beyond, choosing processors with lower frequencies than ...
    June 11, 2013 - MacNN
  • AMD unveils world’s first 5GHz CPU
    In a desperate ploy to stay relevant, AMD has announced the first commercially available CPU to hit 5GHz: the FX-9590. Like its flagship predecessor, the FX-8350, the new chip features four Piledriver modules, which roughly equates to eight cores (but not really). For those of you who can't afford the FX-9590, AMD is also releasing the FX-9370, which is identical except for a slightly lower ...
    June 11, 2013 - ExtremeTech

  • Andrew Cuomo in AFP
    The probe focuses on whether Intel was "coercing customers to exclude its main rival, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), from the worldwide market for x86 computer processing units (CPU)," Cuomo said.
  • Gabe Newell in Business Wire (press release)
    The AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor is the fastest CPU available for running Half-Life(R) 2, and the AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor will be even faster,said Gabe Newell, founder and president of Valve. "I have an AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor...
  • Bill Gates in VNUNet.com
    Sony was going to have the Cell as the video processor, but they did not know what they were doing,said Gates, according to a report in the San José Mercury News. "They took their year and burned it by not having a decent CPU strategy and...

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