What Is a Processor?

March 27, 2023

A processor (central processing unit or CPU) is a piece of hardware on the computer's motherboard that performs data processing and computing tasks. This circuit board conducts all basic operations within a computer (arithmetical, logical, input/output (I/O), controlling, etc.). A processor also allocates commands for other components and chips in the device.

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