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post #31 of 145
lol. i've been taught CPU and that'll stay that way, political or in this case technical correctness be damned.

on the other hand i do often just use "proc" which is kind of a catch-all

although i do see your point, but the multiple has been around for ages multiprocessor supercomputers anyone?
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post #32 of 145
Incorrect, the Central in CPU is specifying which data it processes which is the central (general) processing.
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post #33 of 145
awww mods pruned the thread and i just noticed... this is in the intel section?!?!?

uhhh has the OP heard of OFF-TOPIC?
    
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On this topic, A friend recently pointed out that the save icon should no longer be a floppy disk any more becuase the floppy disk is rarely used anymore
    
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post #35 of 145
Well we could probably keep it open if some little rat wasnt reporting everyone lol.

Maybe if there was some intelligent ideas behind it besides more then one core equals something different then the cpu. Doesnt make any sense
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post #36 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by d3daiM View Post
It's still a unit that is central to processing.

It is still a CPU.
I agree.

Besides, if it is renamed the MPU, it needs to stand for Multicentral Processing Unit. "Central" is used to describe what it does, replacing it with just "muli" doesn't describe what it does/is the way it should.
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On this topic, A friend recently pointed out that the save icon should no longer be a floppy disk any more becuase the floppy disk is rarely used anymore
O you don't even wanna know bro, sooo many people still use them.
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post #38 of 145
its so hard to not say what you wanna say(without profanity of course) around here sometimes its VERY frustrating
    
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post #39 of 145
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Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
Can you please re-state? I think I see what you're getting at...
The C in CPU stands for central which indicates it processes central (general) data. Such as the G in GPU stands for graphics which specifies its job (data to be processed specified.) GPU in fact have hundreds/thousands of cores yet we don't call them MPUs.
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The amount of rudeness on OCN now really surprises me. When I first joined OCN, I loved this site due to the lack of posts like: epic fail, phail, lulz, and the posts just made in this topic. Lately the site has been attracting more people of the same mentality and I don't think the mods should go easy on them just because there are so many of them now. The guy made a simple suggestion and instead of explaining why it is wrong, you insult him. Grow up already.
Yeah, I'm noticing this same garbage. Like the guy saying he's laughing at this "wasted thread". That's so rude! I mean, who is he to pass judgment like that?

Some of you who are immature and rude are extremely lucky I'm not a moderator.
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