When you go to an electronics store and walk by the computer section, all the computers have stickers touting GHz Intel processors, or offering unparalleled speed and processing power. If you stop and look at the different computers, many will have different processors with different names. In truth, there’s only three types of processor.
The processor, or CPU, is arguably the most important hardware component. It’s responsible for telling the other parts what to do, much like your brain. The processor is also an integral component in determining how useful an electronic device will be.
Processors are ranked in terms of hertz, or more commonly gigahertz e.g., 2.5 GHz. This is the frequency they run at. Generally, the higher the speed, the better the performance. Three different manufacturers produce a vast majority of the processors available for purchase.
When you’re looking for a new computer, it’s important to pay attention to the processor, as it will ultimately determine what you can do with the computer. If you’re ready for a new computer, and are unsure of solutions open to you, please contact us.