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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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The CPU/Processor

The CPU/processor is the single most important part of the computer and often the most expensive part. Usually, when you talk about how fast a computer is, you’re referring to the CPU (much like the engine of a car). There are many different types of CPUs on the market. You may have heard of companies such as Intel or AMD (two of the most popular), which specialize in making CPUs. These companies are always competing to make a processor that is faster than the “other guys’.” Because there are several different companies making these and they’re always changing, you’re going to run into a lot of choices.

The latest and supposedly fastest processor is not always the best choice. Because of the speed of technological development, ...

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