PC Part Dictionary

This article is for the guys and girls that aren`t familiar with the geeky abbreviation that we use to describe different PC parts. If you want me to add something to this dictionary please leave a comment down below and I will be happy to update this post.

CPU – Central Processing Unit – This part carries out the information from the programs by performing the basic arithmetical, logical, and input/output operations of the system. Basically this is like a calculator that is doing ton of operation per second

GPU/VPU – Graphics Processing Unit/Visual Processing unit – This part is designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images. Basically is drawing the images you see on the screen.

APU – Advanced Processing Unit – This is an AMD standard, it is basically a CPU and a GPU under the same roof. This name is used just by AMD even if.

RAM – Random Access Memory – This is a form of computer data storage that is lighting fast and helps you’re opened windows to access data blazing fast and do they`re stuff. In general normal users won`t get any benefit out of more than 16GB of memory. RAM doesn`t keep its data when it isn`t powered.

HDD – Hard disk drive – Is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material. An HDD retains its data even when powered off. This type of storage is very good for large capacity files because the price/GB ratio is significantly lower than SSD`s, however is also slower than an SSD solution.

SSD – Solid State Drive – is a data storage device using integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. SSD technology uses electronic interfaces compatible with traditional block input/output (I/O) hard disk drives. This type of storage is very good for fast storage with small capacity because the price/GB ratio is pretty high.

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