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Really? I don't understand why a lot of you are ignoring the issue and attacking the poster. Jeez.

And a lot of you are saying it's a CPU because of tradition...

If that's the case then you must think that the universe revolves around the Earth, right? Because everyone said that during the time of the Greeks and Galileo was tried for heresy. Guess who was right in the end?

Calm down, change can be good sometimes.
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post #122 of 145
Well the term CPU refers to the chip in general as a unit, it has nothing to do with the internal parts. Yes there are two or more cores, but they aren't separable and act as one unit.

The same argument could be made for GPU, which doesn't even fit into the whole "core" analogy with the dozens to hundreds of stream processors.
    
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post #123 of 145
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Originally Posted by GodofGrunts View Post
Really? I don't understand why a lot of you are ignoring the issue and attacking the poster. Jeez.

And a lot of you are saying it's a CPU because of tradition...

If that's the case then you must think that the universe revolves around the Earth, right? Because everyone said that during the time of the Greeks and Galileo was tried for heresy. Guess who was right in the end?

Calm down, change can be good sometimes.
lol its not a matter of 'change' or marketing value and gimmicks, its purpose of terminology.

i can see where the OP is coming from, in that there are more cores performing the processes, but that does not make it a "multi processing unit". and distributed processing unit doesnt work, since its an adjective-based term not a noun. multi-core processors distribute the processes across multiple cores yes, meaning that Distributed Processing Unit would be a description of the CPU and its function, not a new title.

and those Skulltrail computers that have 2 x cpus dont make the CPU an MPU, since its simply 2 x CPU's, they are not one and the same unit, they are simply linked via the MB.

the same argument can apply to graphics cards. when you SLI/Crossfire, you then have a Multi-GPU setup. it doesnt replace the term Graphics Processing Unit.

whether a CPU has 1,2,4,8 cores or whatever the hell they can squeeze onto a chip, its still the Central Processing Unit of any computer system..its name is pretty self explanatory, all the other catchy little gimmick names people can come up with like DPU and MPU essentially just describe the function of the CPU using different words, you're still always talking about a CPU.

end of story.
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post #124 of 145
I think the problem here is the word "UNIT". The word in this case means: "a single undivided whole". Even though there are multiple cores, it is still one unit. Think about the world like a 4-man fire team. While it is just a single squad, it is made of multiple soldiers. It is one unit of a squad. It is just semantics and there is no reason for any change. The OP just misunderstands the terminology.
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post #125 of 145
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I think the problem here is the word "UNIT". The word in this case means: "a single undivided whole". Even though there are multiple cores, it is still one unit. Think about the world like a 4-man fire team. While it is just a single squad, it is made of multiple soldiers. It is one unit of a squad. It is just semantics and there is no reason for any change. The OP just misunderstands the terminology.
thats actually really well said, good analogy. and really, end of discussion.
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post #126 of 145
that fact that it has more cores has nothing to do with how centralized it is... it is still where all the calculations are done.
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post #127 of 145
It is what CPU does, not how does it do it...

As in the first post there was "central to the processing", exactly right.
This is the reason we call GPU/VPU - Graphic/Video Processing Unit, not Very Fast Math Processor.
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post #128 of 145
When you install or remove a CPU you remove 1 chip not 2 chips (Dual core)or 4 chips (Quad) just 1 central processing unit. So what do we call it? A CPU. OK how about DaChip, with Salsa.
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post #129 of 145
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Originally Posted by GodofGrunts View Post
Really? I don't understand why a lot of you are ignoring the issue and attacking the poster. Jeez.

And a lot of you are saying it's a CPU because of tradition...

If that's the case then you must think that the universe revolves around the Earth, right? Because everyone said that during the time of the Greeks and Galileo was tried for heresy. Guess who was right in the end?

Calm down, change can be good sometimes.
You are right, times do change, but that analogy can't be used to relate to this. That philisophical idea was based on something that was beleived and had no real scientific backing. The CPU is something man-made. The first people replying to this message are correct. The CPU is a Central Processing Unit. Directly translated, it is the unit that processes most of the data in the computer. It is a main component of the computer, hense the term "central".

The Multi-Core processor is a TYPE of CPU. It is more efficient.

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post #130 of 145
ITT: Nerds fighting nerds.

Why don't we call it whatever we want and be done with it?

Wait nvm, that'd be too easy.
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