Chapter 3. The CPU
This chapter covers the following A+ exam topics:
You can find a master list of A+ exam topics in the “Introduction.”
This chapter covers CompTIA A+ 220-901 objectives 1.6 and 4.1.
The central processing unit, or CPU, is quite often referred to as the “brain” of the computer. Today’s CPUs are like superbrains! A typical CPU today runs between 2 and 3.5 GHz or higher, uses multiple cores, and some can easily process 100 billion operations per second. That’s a good deal more than you ...