The desktop-cpu either Intel or AMD for your small business computer or home base business computer is one of the most important items for your small business IT solution that you can invest in when buying or setting up a computer desktop-cpu. There are only two primary CPU you design manufactures Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) that are currently used in today’s Desktop computers.
Here is something for the computer geeks or help you understand your how the CPU work in your system. The desktop-cpu computer processors are based on binary math because of the transistors that comprise the semiconductors inside the chips. To put things in very simple terms, a bit is a single 1 or 0 either stored or processed by a transistor. All processors are referred to by their bit processing ability. For approximately the last 10 years or so, 32-bit computing has been used since the introduction of Intel's 386 platforms.
Although AMD had developed the new 64-bit processor most computer hardware still works on the 32-bit computing. The bit rating of the processor determines the largest numerical number that processor can handle. The largest number that can be processed in a single clock cycle will be equivalent to 2 to the power of the bit rating. Thus, a 32-bit processor can handle a number up to 2^32 or roughly 4.3 billion. Any number greater than this will require more than one clock cycle to process. A 64-bit processor on the other hand can handle a number of a 2^64 or roughly 18.4 quintillion (18,400,000,000,000,000,000). This means that a 64-bit processor would be able to more efficiently handle large number mathematics. One of the other items directly affected by the bit rating of the processor is the amount of memory that the system can support and access. Let's take a look at the current 32-bit platforms of today. Currently 32-bit processors and operating system can support a total of 4 gigabytes of memory in the computer. Of the 4 gigabytes of memory, the operating systems can only allocate 2 gigabytes of memory to a given application. Looking at the Athlon 64, AMD included support for 40-bits of memory registers rather than 64-bits. Even with this cost cutting measure, the Athlon 64 is able to support a total system memory of approximately 136GB of RAM. This is well beyond what the memory market can even supply to computers currently. In addition to this, a 64-bit operating system can also allocate an individual 4GB block of memory for each application. The Intel dual and quad core chips desktop also have 64-bit functionality and run the very similar to the AMD version.
Now for most consumers desktop-cpu, this won't make much of a difference because most home systems since they don't even come with 1GB of memory, but for high-end users or your small business computer or home based computer that uses software tools like CAD/CAM or scientific research, this can make a huge difference. It also is very important for server systems running large applications such as databases The Intel Pentium 4 process even though it is a 32-bit processor is installed in many systems that are currently sold. This processor offers Hyper Threading which is a nice feature it allows you to reduce the performance impact of having multiple applications running at the same time. For the most part you won’t notice this on a higher performance system but it is a nice feature. Recently Intel released its 64 bit processor for desktop CPU to keep up with the AMD version.
Hopefully this section has helped you better understand the difference in Desktop-CPU that you can buy for your system. To find out what are the best CPU’s click the link below and make your choice for your small business computer or home based computer system.
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