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Finding the right processor 

At Foxway you will find a collection of CPUs from leading manufacturers such as Lenovo, HP, Intel, IBM. All processors are designed and manufactured on the basis of the most advanced and highest-performing technology in the field, which means that you are guaranteed to find a 100% up-to-date CPU that meets the highest standards and norms in terms of quality and functionality. The processors are compatible with different types and generations of motherboards, so our customers will always be able to find a model for most desktops, workstations and servers.

What is a processor (CPU – Central Processing Unit)

The processor (CPU) is one of the most important components of the computer and it is often referred to as the computer's brain, since it does all the calculations. Specifically, it is the core of the processor that performs the complicated calculations. Previously, there was only one core in each processor. However, it is very common today for a processor to have multiple cores. In fact, this can range from 2 cores to more than 20 cores in a single processor. When the processor has multiple cores, they perform all calculations in parallel with each other. This can be an optimal solution especially if the user uses several demanding and advanced programs at the same time on the computer. Tasks can then be distributed over several cores. Generally, some cores will be energy efficient (for general use), while others will be very powerful (when the computer is under heavy load).

The speed of a processor is important

The speed of a processor is measured in Hertz and will typically be specified in GHz (GigaHertz). The higher the number of GHz, the more powerful the processor will be. However, this does not directly reflect the number of calculations it can do per second, but it gives a good indication of the processor's "speed". If you are working or using graphically heavy programs or games, e.g. image / video editing, a processor with a high GHz number will be required.


AMD Ryzen and Intel Core processors

The most widely used and common processors today are those of AMD and Intel. It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between processors - even from the same manufacturer - but these little tips are pretty easy.

  • Intel Core i3 - designed for normal, non-demanding tasks (Office suite, HD video, etc.)
  • Intel Core i5 - a good processor that can handle most tasks (bigger and newer games, video/photo editing etc.).
  • Intel Core i7 - the best processor that can handle the most demanding tasks.

AMD is also divided into Intel.

The newest designs of the AMD strain are their Ryzen chips, these are called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), their graphics performance is usually a bit higher than what a corresponding Intel processor provides.

  • AMD Ryzen 3 - intended for general office use
  • AMD Ryzen 5 - a good processor similar to i5 in terms of performance
  • AMD Ryzen 7 - the best processor in the Ryzen family

Graphics card integrated in the processor

Many processors have built-in graphics cards. However, this is not meant to replace a dedicated graphics card. The integrated graphics card will only be used if the computer does not have a graphics card installed. It is also possible that a computer can actually be using both graphics cards. This will be done in the same way as with the processor cores. For non-demanding tasks, it will use the graphics card built into the processor, while for demanding tasks, it will use "the right" graphics card.