From Encyc
Revision as of 02:49, 23 May 2011 by Star651 (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

If you are reading this, you probably at least know the basics of what a computer is. They were actually created in the early 1940s.

The first personal computers appeared in 1974 or so.

In the 21st century, CPUs started being produced at over 1000 MHz, or 1 GHz in clock frequency. It appears that the maximum clock is around 3 or 4 GHz because faster CPUs would generate a excessive quantity of heat due to the density of the transistor elements within and their individual power requirements, so multi-core processors with wide, high-speed intercommunication busses have been invented to get round this problem.