CPU And Processor Are the Same?

No, but these terms are often used interchangeably. CPU is an acronym for “central processing unit,” while a processor refers to the individual chip that has been designed to process the data in our CPU or central processing unit. CPUs can have multiple processors, just as a single processor can hinder work on different tasks at once depending on what instructions it’s given.

Processors contain circuitry and memories that store instructions and data needed by the processor to execute software code as calculators do – and they control input and output between all of its components (memory, hard disk drive (HDD), keyboard, mouse).

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