Processors (CPU) - AMD

The CPU is basically the brains of the computer as it processes all the number crunching of the data. The faster that the processor can process calculation, the faster the computer will run. Processors are measured by their clock speed and onboard cache with larger values being faster.

AMD processors come in a range of different "sockets". The socket refers to the area where the pins on the bottom of the processor plug into the motherboard. It is important to have matching socket types on the motherboard and processor otherwise they will not fit properly.

AMD have a high reputation for being able to provide raw power where it matters. Additionally, with the new APUs released which feature high quality onchip graphics, you can now build a super slim yet powerful gaming machine!!

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