Which processor is right for me?

Every computer needs a processor (or CPU - Central Processing Unit). This vital bit of equipment determines how much data a computer can handle at one time and how quickly it can handle that data. This guide will help you decide which processor is right for you. We will be looking at the main things to consider such as what you will be using your computer for, what software you will want to run and help you understand the jargon!

First we will at the three main types of processor - desktop, mobile and server.

Desktop processors

As the name suggests desktop processors are designed to be used in desktop computers. These processors essentially perform the same functions as a mobile processor, they are designed a little differently to handle the needs of a desktop computer. One main difference between a desktop and mobile processor is the ability to handle a higher thermal threshold.

Mobile processors

Mobile processors are designed for use in laptops...

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