processor technology

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processor technology
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  1. IMC
    Intergrated Memory Controller - all current processors have one. (Moved from motherboard chip to CPU)
  2. APU
    Accelerated Processing Unit - AMD's chips with integrated GPU's (Graphic Processing Unit)
  3. hyperthreading
    CPU feature that enables a single pipeline to run more than one thread at once.
  4. Name 7 advanced features of modern processors.
    • • Clock multipliers
    • • 64-bit processing
    • • Virtualization support
    • • Parallel execution
    • • Multicore processing
    • • Integrated memory controller (IMC)
    • • Integrated graphics processing unit (GPU
  5. 64 bit processing
    Extended address bus to 64 bit (EDB was already 64 bit), which allows up to 16 EB of ram. General purpose registers also increased to 64 bit.
  6. pipeline
    Processing methodology where multiple calculations take place simultaneously by being broken into a series of steps. Often used in CPUs and video processors.

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