What is the Mandarin term for CPU?

What is CPU? Do you know CPU stands for Central Processing Unit?

Central Processing Unit (CPU) resides in almost all devices you own, whether it’s a smartwatch, a computer, or a thermostat. They are responsible for processing and executing instructions to other parts of the devices, acting as the brains of the devices. It’s one of the most important pieces of hardware in any device – if not the most important.

Do you know the first commercial CPU was invented by Italian physicist Federico Faggin in 1971? It was the Intel 4004 released by Intel then.

There was a time when a CPU only had a single core to process instructions. Now that we have multiple cores, they process instructions much faster. Here is what a CPU looks like.

cpu motherboard-computer
A CPU inside the motherboard of a computer

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