CPU

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Mind Map on CPU, created by 10jharris on 04/30/2015.

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CPU
  1. Cores
    1. A CPU can contain one or more processing units
      1. CPUs with multiple cores have more power to run multiple programs at the same time
      2. Clock Speed
        1. Indicates how fast the CPU can run
          1. Measured in megahertz or gigahertz
          2. Cache Size
            1. Small amount of memory which is a part of the CPU
              1. Cache is graded as Level 1 (L1), Level 2 (L2) and Level 3 (L3)
              2. Processor Type
                1. Two main types of CPU: CISC and RISC
                  1. CISC has more instructions, is larger, has a higher clock speed, uses more energy and is more expensive than RISC
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