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Processor - interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate a computer

The launch of the 1993 original Intel Pentium was just the beginning of the long history of the central processing unit (CPU). After that release, new and improved CPUs came out almost annually, upping the bar for performance every single time.

On November 15, 1971, Intel presented the Intel 4004 microprocessor, the world's very first commercially available 4-bit central processing unit (CPU). It was the first complete CPU on one chip.

Hewlett-Packard Company, Santa Clara, CA. Diagram of Central Processing Unit Chip (Microprocessor), Corresponding Microchip. 1987

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Central Processing Unit or CPU is a machine or an electronic circuit, which controls commands entered through the machinery or electrical circuits.

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