Characteristics of CPUs
Terms in this set (5)
The clock, cache, and the cores.
What are the common characteristics of the CPU?
The clock's speed, cache's size, and the number of cores.
What part of these characteristics affect the CPU?
Measured in hertz. It helps increase the number of cycles per second, and therefore the number of instructions that can be fetched in a given amount of time. One Gigahertz of clock speed would enable to CPU to perform 1 billion cycles per second.
The cache size is the CPU's temporary storage, it makes copies of the data when it is fetched from the instructions/memory. It makes the CPU more efficient so the CPU can avoid constantly fetching previously obtained instructions
The core is the register and arithmetic sequencer, allowing the CPU to carry out the instructions. The more cores, the more instructions can be simultaneously executed.
Number of cores
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