What Are Some of the World's Fastest Processors?

What Are Some of the World's Fastest Processors?

As of 2015, the fastest processor in the world is the Bulldog by Advanced Micro Devices; other fast processors include the Core processors by Intel. AMD's Bulldog has a top speed of 8.429 gigahertz.

A central processing unit, or computer processor, is the hardware which carries instructions throughout a computer. The speed of a processor is measured in gigahertz, or the number of instructions it can carry each second. The number of cores also determines the speed of a processor. Multi-core processors essentially have multiple CPUs (or cores) on each chip. Most modern CPUs have at least dual cores and operate at a minimum of 2.5GHz.