Processor or central processing unit (CPU) is one of the main computer's components that affects it's performance drastically. Its job is to perform a basic arithmetical, logical, and input/output operations of a computer system. Probably you've heard about Intel and AMD, yes, those two are main processors
sharks in the market. These are the main features to look for before buying a processor.
If you have already a motherboard
, make sure to check which processor it supports, it can support either Intel or AMD.
Processors Clock Speed Processors
clock speed is specified in MHz or GHz. Don't get overwhelmed by the processor's
speed, it's more or less have not a big impact on the speed itself. Also, don't compare Intel or AMD processors
only by MHz or GHz numbers. Intel processors do have bigger clock speed, but its efficiency is lower than AMD processors
Cache Speed Processors
have two types of cache speed
L1 cache (layer 1), L2 cache (layer 2) and L3 cache (layer 3). L1 cache is the smallest and fastest, meanwhile L3 cache is biggest and slowest.
A core is a single processing unit, processors
which have multi-cores do produce more speed. The more cores you have the more powerful processor
Core size is measured by nanometers (nm). The smaller the size of the core, the faster it can produce the speed.