Currency:

Browse Products

Shopping Cart

0 item - Total : $0.00
Your Cart is currently empty!
Product update

All Categories

Keeping you informed

Fi Laptops & Tech News

Last time we touched briefly on RAM and thank you for the follow up questions we got from some of our readers, we hope we managed to answer all your burning questions and provided a deeper insight into the PC world. This time will look at another Component that works closely with the RAM, the Processor commonly called CPU.

A computer processor is a small chip which sits on our computers’ motherboard (this is a board like device which contains various computer components including RAM). We would like to view this “device” as the brains of the computer. This device is the reason why the computer responds in the way it is intended to when we are using it e.g. if you are working on a document and you press the letter A on your keyboard, you see A on your screen not B or Z. This processor is tasked with interpreting all the things that you want your computer to do i.e. from opening Word to playing a game.

The processor is also referred to as the CPU (Central Processing Unit) meaning an area within the computer where all the processing is down. However nowadays this is no longer correct as there are more than 1 processing units in a computer. The other is the GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) but we will do a separate article on it.

The processor is an electric circuit. In simple terms, we can say the processor is a device that requires electricity/ power to carry out its work. This is why your computer sometimes becomes hot when you are using it to run a heavy program e.g. a game. The harder the processor works “thinking and interpreting” and more energy it needs.

I am sure when it comes to processors, you have heard of many terms being thrown around. We will try to explain as simple as possible what the terms mean.

  1. Clock speed – This measure the number if calculations (process) the processor can make per second. This is usually represented by GHz (Giga Hertz per second).
  2. Core(s) -This is essentially a virtual CPU which works on processing data or instructions within the Processor
  3. Thread – This is essentially a virtual version of a Processor core, which help to make a processor’s perform more efficient

 

The processor mainly performs 3 main takes which are;

  1. Fetch – The processor collects information/ data from the RAM according to what program the user has opened
  2. Decode (“interpret”)– converts the information/ data retrieved into signals (Commands) which will be sent to other components of the PC.
  3. Execute – the processor sends out the signals (appropriate instruction) to a specific component in the computer/ program.

 

 

 VS

 

 

 

There are 4 main brands of processors on the market, but the 2 well-known brands are INTEL and AMD RYZEN. We will do a separate article on the differences between the 2 brands.

Send us a message regarding processors or follow our social media pages, Facebook and Instagram and websites for more articles

Published in News
Lenovo Livepods $35 USD Original. Call +263785584274 https://t.co/55Kn4HANTB https://t.co/f2uwqb63pp
Contact our sales team +263785584274 0242791699 https://t.co/55Kn4Hjcv1 https://t.co/qO8VQIGMA0
Portable 3G 4G Router LTE 4G Wireless Router Mobile Wifi Hotspot SIM Card Slot for Mobile Phone. 40usd Call +26378… https://t.co/KPo3zxnqir
Dell wireless keyboard & mouse $35. Connect directly to your smart tv or Pc to enjoy movies or work. https://t.co/Vzuh3z1D8X
Brand new Asus laptop 1 year warranty for only 320 usd. +263785584274 https://t.co/4uVQjXxXjY
Just posted a photo https://t.co/YyFnqEnmAK
Brand new boxed Asus slim laptop 330usd Celeron, 4gb ram, 500gb hdd , win 10 https://t.co/xMm2VGP754
New stock just arrived. Be sure to contact us +263785584274 https://t.co/55Kn4HANTB https://t.co/enty3g4z53
Simply the best. Available @www.filaptops.zw https://t.co/jcwK6e0R3x
Happy heroes day Zimbabwe! Lets not forget where we came from https://t.co/vaFgdkdZnt
What ever happened to selfie sticks? We hardly see them around these days https://t.co/br3ORqlgxs
Can you live happily without a phone for a full month? https://t.co/Sn47JuMWll
Asus gaming turf available! +263785584274 https://t.co/0k4rbn8tut
I remember loading Mario and a couple of pics and rushing home to use this. Only legends can relate! https://t.co/f0bOeKBE2x
HP 15w LASER PRINTER Smallest HP laser printer with wifi can print directly from your phone or computer. Available… https://t.co/U9RuP2nLPW
HP Pavilion latest 10th gen laptop. Brand new boxed available +263785584274 https://t.co/ShE5FpWWyw
Open from 8am to 3pm during lockdown. Free delivery on all products above 150usd. Contact us today… https://t.co/034KXlw0jG
What was the first mobile phone you got? Mine was the nokia 1610 back in 1999 couldn't afford a sim card so just… https://t.co/hCU1BlqBKl
First invention! Can anybody guess what that was? https://t.co/bHdyTmTptX
I wonder what he is typing... https://t.co/uTPS5m9TqC

Publish modules to the "offcanvas" position.