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Its CPU, end of...

Because it refers to the central part of the computer which handles the processing.
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post #132 of 145
Don't fix what isn't broken.

I vote cpu.
    
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post #133 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by d3daiM View Post
It's still a unit that is central to processing.

It is still a CPU.
Thread over.
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post #134 of 145
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Originally Posted by Sekigahara View Post
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.
Ever heard of a naming convention? People name things so we can have conversations about them (among other reasons). If what I call a cat you call a hippopotamus, we're going to be confused.

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Don't fix what isn't broken.
Don't tell that to an engineer.


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Thread over.
And you can't just claim a thread is over because want to. When did Admin die and make you king of the forums?


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Originally Posted by Generaltso294 View Post
You are right, times do change, but that analogy can't be used to relate to this. That philosophical idea was based on something that was believed 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, hence the term "central".

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

END OF THREAD
You don't have the right to end a thread either.

And I was using the analogy as a rebuttal against the people saying that it should stay CPU because of tradition.

I have yet to give my position on this discussion, but I will now do so.

I think it should be called the PPU [paramount processing unit] instead of the CPU. None of the actual definitions of "central" really fit the importance of the processor. The closest one being:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dictionary.com
constituting something from which other related things proceed or upon which they depend
While paramount provides one with a more vivid description:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dictionary.com
chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent
My on the matter.
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post #135 of 145
CPU is right, but it should be renamed to Central Pwning Unit because mine is faster than yours..

THIS THREAD IS OVER

just kidding...
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CPU is right, but it should be renamed to Central Pwning Unit because mine is faster than yours..

THIS THREAD IS OVER

just kidding...
hahaha.
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post #137 of 145
Quote:
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I think it should be called the PPU [paramount processing unit] instead of the CPU. None of the actual definitions of "central" really fit the importance of the processor. The closest one being:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dictionary.com
constituting something from which other related things proceed or upon which they depend
This doesn't describe the CPU? They call it that because everything goes through it, programs are executed by the CPU, and if the program needs memory it goes through the CPU to the memory controller, if it needs graphics it goes through the cpu to execute a program on the GPU and so on.. Everything essential in your computer is in someway or another connected to the CPU, so the term "Central" is perfectly fitting imo.
    
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The thread that won't die...

Idk about PPU though GodofGrunts... that's already taken Physics Processing Unit
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Is there an option to ignore a thread? This thread is so pointless....
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Is there an option to ignore a thread? This thread is so pointless....
I hope you are never accepted into a naming convention
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