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Originally Posted by Turnoz View Post
Perfectly true. Like i said before. The only difference is that instead of interconnect communications, it uses the northbridge to "talk" to the other cores or (Nehalem's direct connection or w/e AMD uses atm)



well one way... are you saying that i can "swear" to people but if i use a smily face its all good?
and the other... maybe this whole thread along with a certain mod removing my avatar for questionable reasons along with death-related problems and other family issues makes me pretty easy to iritate atm...
I believe that if two people know each other well enough, you can pretty much say whatever you want, as long as you both know you're having fun (like when two guys make fun of each other just because they're friends).

It's like... if you really mean nothing by it, then a smiley face is the best thing to use because it's very difficult to express emotions in plain text like this. I've had too many people joke with me without using smiley faces, and I take it the wrong way, and then I have to end up saying, "well, if you had just used a smiley face, there would've been no problem."

It's a very good thing that you just let us know that you're a little on edge right now. This enables us to understand you better. It's always a bad thing to hide certain things like that for unwarranted fears, like somebody's gonna make a comment, or something. That's why my signature says what it says.
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so you still believe that it shouldnt be named CPU?
You've given some quite good points to why not, and there are some reasons why. After seeing your well made points, I see there is no real need for it.
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I believe that if two people know each other well enough, you can pretty much say whatever you want, as long as you both know you're having fun (like when two guys make fun of each other just because they're friends).

It's like... if you really mean nothing by it, then a smiley face is the best thing to use because it's very difficult to express emotions in plain text like this. I've had too many people joke with me without using smiley faces, and I take it the wrong way, and then I have to end up saying, "well, if you had just used a smiley face, there would've been no problem."

It's a very good thing that you just let us know that you're a little on edge right now. This enables us to understand you better. It's always a bad thing to hide certain things like that for unwarranted fears, like somebody's gonna make a comment, or something. That's why my signature says what it says.
hahah nice signature but yeah. about the smilie thing... to each their own.. and im known to EXTENSIVELY use smilies. being a VERY VERY large part of my chat logs... i do usualy use them when im poking fun without meaning harm but ive also seen and have used them as a way of saying what i mean here is serious and im using a smilie so that it looks like it means less than i mean it. Its also a really easy way to blame something on if your joke failed. " IT WAS SARCASM SEE! I USED A SMILLY TO INDICATE IT!" Text really cannot show sarcasm... yet most people still use it. im guilty of that too...


EDIT: [offtopic] "so if I may misunderstand you" I dont think there should be a may in there. [end offtopic]
    
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In a typical modern day computer there are many types of processor rangeing from the CPU itself, right through to the 8237. Incidentily the 8237, a DMA controller, has since been integrated into the Southbridge but this is a moot point.

The fact of the matter is that all processors are simply complex switches that change from states of positive and negative charges. As the main CPU is what processes the majority of input from the user it is regarded as central to the system, hence the term Central Processing Unit.
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I guess nobody did a search for MPU...

here is what wiki has to say...

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Manycore processing unit

A many-core processing unit (or MPU for short) is a type of microprocessor characterized by

* many standard instruction set microprocessor cores,
* integrated low-latency memory controller,
* hardware acceleration features for packet handling. Manycore processors make better use of silicon real estate and have lower power requirements than monolithic sequential processors.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manycore_processing_unit

so by the existing definition... only AMD chips with the integrated memory controller would qualify to be called a MPU

So until the day that processor makers begin to make cell processing a standard.... CPU will remain the main name

Anyway its not like u can seprate a quad core anyway... so its still one piece...
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hahah nice signature but yeah. about the smilie thing... to each their own.. and im known to EXTENSIVELY use smilies. being a VERY VERY large part of my chat logs... i do usualy use them when im poking fun without meaning harm but ive also seen and have used them as a way of saying what i mean here is serious and im using a smilie so that it looks like it means less than i mean it. Its also a really easy way to blame something on if your joke failed. " IT WAS SARCASM SEE! I USED A SMILLY TO INDICATE IT!" Text really cannot show sarcasm... yet most people still use it. im guilty of that too...


EDIT: [offtopic] "so if I may misunderstand you" I dont think there should be a may in there. [end offtopic]
LOL I can't believe that was sitting in my signature that long! Thank you!!! You must know how perfect I want to be. hehehe Thank you. You're very cool for correcting me!! (Yeah, I like being corrected. So what.. hehe)

Yeah, I'm guilty of over-use of smilies. I sometimes have to make sure I proof-read my posts just to make sure I didn't use a smilie when it would ruin what I mean.

For example, I've had a few questions ignored because I followed them up with a smilie. When I looked back on it, I figured that the question looked like it was more of a joke. Like I knew the answer, but I was asking it to be funny or something.


But thank you again for correcting my sig! I really appreciate that.
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LOL I can't believe that was sitting in my signature that long! Thank you!!! You must know how perfect I want to be. hehehe Thank you. You're very cool for correcting me!! (Yeah, I like being corrected. So what.. hehe)

Yeah, I'm guilty of over-use of smilies. I sometimes have to make sure I proof-read my posts just to make sure I didn't use a smilie when it would ruin what I mean.

For example, I've had a few questions ignored because I followed them up with a smilie. When I looked back on it, I figured that the question looked like it was more of a joke. Like I knew the answer, but I was asking it to be funny or something.


But thank you again for correcting my sig! I really appreciate that.
hahah no problems <-- OH LOOK A SMILIE! do i really mean that? o.O
    
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I guess nobody did a search for MPU...

here is what wiki has to say...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manycore_processing_unit

so by the existing definition... only AMD chips with the integrated memory controller would qualify to be called a MPU

So until the day that processor makers begin to make cell processing a standard.... CPU will remain the main name

Anyway its not like u can seprate a quad core anyway... so its still one piece...
oh wow. I didnt even know they existed. Okay so I think some of my explanations might not make much sense now that this acutaly has a definition to it i though it was a creation of AMD+NVIDIA.

So technically nehalem would also end up falling into that category no?

But then again its also debatable what they mean by efficient use of space no?

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I think I will forever call it a CPU.
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I disagree with this.

Regardless of inner cores on a CPU. The ACTUAL physical chip is still the one and only place for main information processing on the motherboard so the term ''Central'' is still correct IMO as it is the ''Central'' point where information is processed.
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