Central Processing Unit

The brain of computers

The CPU

The CPU acts as the brain of the computer. It is measured in speed and 'cores'. The faster your CPU or the greater amount of cores you have means that your computer will be faster.

The CPU is also known as the processor or microprocessor.

The CPU is responsible for executing a sequence of stored instructions called a program. This program will take inputs from an input device, process the input in some way and output the results to an