Ever thought about your CPU not that chunky box with some fans, there’s the catch CPU is actually inside that box that thing on motherboard today we are going to let you know What is CPU ( Central Processing Unit ), how it work and tons of infromation on it.
Won’t go into its Technicality and will try to keep things as simple as possible for you to understand
Central Processing unit : Overview
Each socket only supports specific types of processors and each has its own pin layout.
The CPU chip is usually square with one notched corner to help make sure it’s properly inserted into the CPU socket.
The socket is the physical interface a processor connects to.
On the above image you find a Intel i9 9th generation processor with uses a LGA socket .
On the bottom of the chip are hundreds of flat connectors that correspond to the connector pins to the socket on the motherboard In the case of an LGA socket, it consists of a series of pins that correspond to flat connectors on the bottom of the processor.
Today, most CPU’s resemble the picture shown above. However, Intel and AMD have also experimented with slot processors. They were much larger and slid into a slot on the motherboard.
Also, over the years, there were several types of sockets on motherboards. Each socket only supports specific types of processors and each has its own pin layout.
If you’re curious, the other big manufacturer, AMD, uses its own equivalent, called PGA sockets.
If you’re here specifically to find out what socket you have and what socket your processor supports, Intel has an excellent guide on doing just that.
What is CPU ?
CPU also referred as the brain of a computer is actually a simple device
A processor (CPU) is the logic circuitry that responds to and processes the basic instructions that drive a computer.
The it is seen as the main and most crucial integrated circuitry (IC) chip in a computer, as it is responsible for interpreting most of computers commands.
CPUs will perform most basic arithmetic, logic and I/O operations, as well as allocate commands for other chips and components running in a computer.
Not to get confused it with GPU (graphics processing unit)
It’s the part of the PC that’s responsible for what you see on your monitor.
more to it, GPU is like a friend to CPU. it helps Central Process Unit with alll graphics work, thats it for now.
What does the CPU(Central Processing Unit) do?
The CPU’s main function is to take input from a peripheral (keyboard, mouse, printer, etc) or computer program, and interpret what it needs. The CPU then either outputs information to your monitor or performs the peripheral’s requested task.
The executed instruction, or calculation, can involve basic arithmetic, comparing certain numbers together, or moving them around in memory.
Since everything in a computing device is represented by numbers, those simple tasks equate to what a CPU does. It’s what facilitates everything from starting up Windows, to watching a YouTube video.
Could a GPU be used in place of a CPU?
No. Although GPU’s can do many of the same things as a CPU,
they lack the ability to perform functions required by some operating systems and software.
Cores And clocks,
Talking about Cores Originally, CPUs had a single processing core.
Today’s modern CPU consists of multiple cores that allow it to perform multiple instructions at once, effectively cramming several CPUs on a single chip.
Almost all CPUs sold today are at least dual-core. Four cores are currently considered “mainstream,” while there are more expensive chips ranging from six to a massive 32 cores even more than that. they are named according.
A CPU with two processing cores is called a dual-core CPU and models with four cores are called quad-core CPUs.
High-end CPUs may have six (hexa-core) or even eight (octo-core) processors. A computer may also have more than one CPU, which each have multiple cores.
coming to Clock Speed
Clock speed is another number that’s highly advertised with CPUs — the “gigahertz” (GHz) figure quoted on product listings.
It effectively denotes how many instructions a CPU can handle per second, but that’s not the whole picture regarding performance.
Clock speed mostly comes into play when comparing CPUs from the same product family or generation.
When all else is the same, a faster clock speed means a faster processor, but a 3GHz processor from 2010 isn’t going to be as fast as a 2GHz processor from 2021, that thing is to be noted
well that depends So, how much should you pay for a CPU? For a general outline, however, unless you’re a hardcore gamer or someone looking to edit photos or videos, you don’t need to spend more than 15k rupees or $ 200. Stick to a recent generation.
check for your motherboard as well
For Intel CPUs
that means eighth, ninth, or 10th-generation chips. You can determine their generation by the product name. For instance, the Core i7-6820HK is an older sixth-generation chip while the Core i5-10210U is a newer tenth-generation chip.
AMD does something similar with its Ryzen CPUs: The Ryzen 5 2500X is a second-generation chip based on its new “Zen” core design while the Ryzen 9 3950X is a third-generation CPU. We made the indicating numbers bold so you can see for future reference.
There you go, This covers a brief information on CPU,
If you are looking for a processor with a decent approch on overall performace on little bit video editing, photos edition and low end gaming get something below 15k
And keep in mind that the total performace you can get from your pc is not only depended on the processor the RAM and other aspect components as well.