CPUs are classified as per features present in them. This includes
1. System Bus
System bus speeds CPU supports. Current Intel processors support 1600, 1333, and 1066, and AMD CPU support 1800 and 1000 MHz system bus.
2. Core Frequency
It is measured in gigahertz, like
3.2 GHz and older CPUs were in MHz.
3. Socket Type
CPUs are mounted in different CPU sockets on the motherboard and the chipset present. Newer Intel CPU supports LGA771, LGA775, and 478 sockets while AMD’s support AM3, 754, and 940 sockets.
4. Number of Cores
It refers to multiple processors installed in the same CPU package and as per the number of cores or processors in a CPU they are called dual-core(two cores), triple-core (three cores), quad-core (four cores), or Hexa (six cores).
5. Multiprocessing Support
It refers to two or more CPUs installed on the same motherboard in different sockets like Intel’s Xeon