Processor terms

Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope
Definition of a computer processor (CPU)
Index of motherboard-related terms
Top 10 Processor Terms

FinFET Device SchematicComputer processor (CPU)
Active heat sink
Core
Machine cycle
Control unit
Fin field effect transistor
Instruction set
Clock cycle
ALU
Socket

Number

Intel 4004286
287
386
386DX
386SL
3DNow!
4004
486
486DX
486DX4
486SL
486SX
486SX2
586
68000
8080
8086
8087
80286
80287
80386
80386DX
80386SL
80387DX
80486
80486DX
80486DX4
80486SL
80486SX
80486SX2
88000

A

Computer heat sinkActive heat sink
Adder
ALU
AMD
AMD64
ARM processor
Asymmetrical
Asymmetrical multi-processing
ATC
Athlon
Atom

B

BGA
Branch prediction

C

Intel Celeron processorCAS
Celeron
Central Processing Unit
Ceramic Pin Grid Array
CISC
Column Access Strobe
Complex Instruction Set Computer
CPGA
Clock cycle
Clock speed
Clock-doubling
Clock-pulse
Cobra
Concurrent computing
Context switch
Control unit
Coppermine
Coprocessor
Core
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Quad
Core Duo
Core logic
Core Solo
CPU
CPU-Z

D

Data line
Data path
Digital Signal Processor
DSP
DTS
Dual-core
Dual processor
Duron

E

EIST

F

FC-PGA
Fin field effect transistor
Floating-Point coprocessor
FLOPS
FPU

G

GHz

H

Haswell
Heat sink
Heat sink backing plate
Hertz
Hexa-core
Hyper-threading
HyperTransport

I

intel i7 processori7
IA-32
IA-64
iCOMP
ILP
Instruction set
Instructions
Intel
Intel Core
Interposer
ISA
Itanium

J

Job number

K

KHz
Killer micro

L

land grid arrayL1
L2
L3
Level 1 caching
Level 2 caching
Level 3 caching
LGA
LIF
Liquid cooling
Logic chip
Low-insert force

M

Gordon MooreMachine cycle
Math coprocessor
Memory dependence prediction
Mendocino
Megaflops
Microprocessor
MIPS
MMU
MMX
Moore's Law
MP1120
Multi-core
Multiplier
Multiprocessing

N

NEC V20
Numeric coprocessor

O

Intel OverDrive socketODP
ODPR
Opteron
Out-of-order execution
Overclock
OverDrive
OverDrive Processor
OverDrive Processor Replacement

P

A Pentium 4 "Willamette" processor.P2
P4
P5
P6
Package
Parallelization
Parallel processing
Passive heat sink
Pentium
Pentium 4
Pentium II
Pentium III
Pentium III 533B
Pentium III 600B
Pentium IV
Pentium M
Pentium Pro
Pin Grid Array
Pipeline
Pipeline flush
Pipelining
PowerPC
PGA
PowerNow!
PPGA
Preprocessor
Process
Processing
Processing capacity
Processor
Processor slot
Processor throttling
Program counter
Protected mode

Q
Currently no listings
R

Real mode
RISC

S

Socket 939 motherboardSandy Bridge
SECC
Secondary cache
Sequential processing
SIMD
Single threading
Slot
Slot 1
Slot A
Slotket
SMI
SMM
SMP
Socket
Socket 1
Socket 2
Socket 3
Socket 4
Socket 5
Socket 6
Socket 7
Socket 8
Socket 370
Socket 423
Socket 462
Socket 478
Socket 603
Socket 604
Socket 939
Socket A
Socket AM2
Socket F
SPARC
SPEC code
Speculative execution
SpeedStep
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
Stack puke
Superscalar

T

Teraflop
Tflop
Thermal compound
TLP
Trusted Execution Technology

U
Currently no listings
V

V20
V30
Virtual address extension
Virtual core
Virtual real mode
VRM

W

Wait state
Willamette
Work stealing
Wrapper

X

X86
Xeon
Xeon Phi
XScale

Y
Currently no listings
Z

Z80
Zero out
ZIF socket

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