Solved What are the types of processors?

June 23, 2012 at 15:23:11
Specs: Windows 7
I tried to find some answers in google, but all I found was brands such as intel, amd, and arm. And some are like Single Core, Dual Core, etc.

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June 23, 2012 at 19:20:02
All you did was repeat what you asked in the original post?

1st of all, let's get this straight: CPU = Central Processing Unit = Processor. They are different names for the same thing. Microprocessor is another name & is probably the most correct. Some people erroneously refer to the computer case & everything inside of it as the CPU, but that is incorrect. CPU = Processor = Microprocessor.

What do you want to know about types? Basically, there are desktop CPUs, server CPUs, & mobile CPUs. Since this is a computing forum, I won't get into the CPUs used in gaming systems, smart phones, etc. Since you refuse to explain what you want to know, have a look at these wikipedia links that list all AMD & Intel CPUs from the 70's to the present:

List of AMD microprocessors

List of Intel microprocessors

IBM, Cyrix, & VIA are a few others that manufacture (or used to manufacture) CPUs.

CPU - Gallery overview

If that's not the answer you're looking for, you need to ask your question more clearly & in more detail. All the info you need can be found by using google. It's not our job to do the googling for you (even though I just did).



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June 23, 2012 at 15:53:55
Can you be more specific about what you want to know? old? new? history of? desktop? mobile?

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#2
June 23, 2012 at 16:55:05
Processors are like Motors Cars. They come in all shapes and sizes from many different manufactures with many different capabilities.

You would not ask what are the type of motor cars and the question you ask is just to broad. It is impossible to answer without running the risk of writing a whole book on the subject.

Stuart


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#3
June 23, 2012 at 17:12:28
http://www.cpu-world.com/


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June 23, 2012 at 17:53:50
Just to say that the 2nd link in #3 caused my AV to report this:

The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address. It recommended not to go there.

It might just be a false positive or of no consequence, so its up to you.

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June 23, 2012 at 17:55:53
@Derek:

Hmmm...

Oddly, it didn't report it earlier when I posted (using Maxthon), but Firefox did just now when I re-visited. I've removed the link to prevent any problems to other forum members...

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June 23, 2012 at 17:59:54
Thx T-R-A.

Might be nothing but I guess its best to play safe.


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#7
June 23, 2012 at 18:39:03
Thank you for your replies. Uhmm to be more specific processors such as the central processing unit. I want to know their types. Cause all i know is their brands such as Intel, ARM, and AMD. ^^

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#8
June 23, 2012 at 19:20:02
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All you did was repeat what you asked in the original post?

1st of all, let's get this straight: CPU = Central Processing Unit = Processor. They are different names for the same thing. Microprocessor is another name & is probably the most correct. Some people erroneously refer to the computer case & everything inside of it as the CPU, but that is incorrect. CPU = Processor = Microprocessor.

What do you want to know about types? Basically, there are desktop CPUs, server CPUs, & mobile CPUs. Since this is a computing forum, I won't get into the CPUs used in gaming systems, smart phones, etc. Since you refuse to explain what you want to know, have a look at these wikipedia links that list all AMD & Intel CPUs from the 70's to the present:

List of AMD microprocessors

List of Intel microprocessors

IBM, Cyrix, & VIA are a few others that manufacture (or used to manufacture) CPUs.

CPU - Gallery overview

If that's not the answer you're looking for, you need to ask your question more clearly & in more detail. All the info you need can be found by using google. It's not our job to do the googling for you (even though I just did).


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#9
June 23, 2012 at 19:30:20
IBM, Apple, Oracle make common processors, Maybe thousands of other companies make ARM, and an wide array of large to small processors. A simple device now has a cpu in it. Supercomputers are being made from Video Card chips. Motors on many systems are controlled by industrial motor controllers powered by some type of processor. The amount of processors in the world grows each day. Everything from space ships to phones have them in.

Hang up and live.


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#10
June 23, 2012 at 19:32:01
Hey riider, thanks a lot! Sorry for being a problem to you. Keep up the good work. :)) Uhmm, do you an e-mail or something?

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#11
June 23, 2012 at 21:36:22
Processor doesn't mean CPU only.
GPU = processor
Audio processors(found in sound cards)
Network processors
DVD + RW processors

As u can see there are a lot of processors and a single computer can have more than one processor.

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#12
June 24, 2012 at 00:11:41
Me = Processor

I read posts here. Part of my brain processes them into sick and or sad statements or rants. Another part of my brain takes these statements attempts to add logic and wisdom to make an incredibly funny joke while being sarcastic at the same time. Another part of my brain deals with the idea that this may offend some and concludes that we don’t care. Finally yet another part of my brain determines that these posts add nothing to the overall discussion with the possible exception of a little levity and that they will most likely be deleted shortly after posting.

End to end I have processed the question “What are the types of processors?” and attempted to show my thought process. Has this helped? I really doubt it. Sorry.

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