Talk:Processor

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Front-end processor[edit]

What is a front-end processor?— Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.150.183.44 (talkcontribs) 21:47, 21 February 2005

processor is main part of computer —Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.95.199.95 (talk) 06:04, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
See Front end processor, we have an article on that. - Wbm1058 (talk) 16:39, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Q.[edit]

Why does it say "TIP Marines may refer to:"? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 137.201.242.130 (talk) 17:59, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

A. Because User:Tipmarines vandalized the article.Wbm1058 (talk) 16:50, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Broad concept[edit]

This may be a candidate for a WP:DABCONCEPT, discuss: Widefox; talk 14:33, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

And what would it cover exactly? A processor is simply too ambiguous to be beneficial in itself. What most people consider a processor is actually a Microprocessor which is already a pretty good article. --CyberXReftalk 04:05, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
+1 for what User:CyberXRef says. Look at all the different flavors of "processors" listed; what does a central processing unit have in common with a word processor (much less a food processor), other than that a word processor, back when word processors were dedicated computer systems rather than applications, probably had one or more CPUs in it. Guy Harris (talk) 07:48, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Central processing unit is the primary topic for Computer processor. This is the "broad concept" article related to computers/computing. "Central processing unit" is a legacy term from when the "brains" of computers were the size of small rooms, and were separate from the "memory and storage unit" and the "input/output unit", which were also large boxes filled with hardware. The "units" were connected to each other with communication cables. In the early 1970s, the term microprocessor was coined to distinguish Intel's new semiconductor-based CPUs from IBM's mainframe-sized CPUs. Now, in the era of smartphones all the "units" fit in the palm of your hand. If you want to make Computer processor the primary topic for processor and move this to processor (disambiguation), I suggest submitting a WP:Requested move. Thanks, Wbm1058 (talk) 17:14, 5 June 2015 (UTC)