The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is the core of any computer, and, through the latter half of the 20th and into the 21st century, it has arguably been fundamental in revolutionizing the way that mankind lives and works.
The real anchor point was perhaps the 1978 introduction of Intel’s 8088 microprocessor to IBM’s first PCs. Developments since then have been truly extraordinary, from basic dual processor to quad core solutions and those pushing at the very boundaries of science.
Current limitations of CPU devices is power leakage. New materials and techniques as well as advancements in technology are consistently making new break through.
AMD are undoubtedly in the shadow of Intel still, but they have been far more than a chip cloning operation. Their work is often underrated, and has many times given a real challenge in performance compared to Intel’s more pricy market equivalents.