The differences between a processor and a co-processor

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The computer processor as I know it co-ordinates all the activities of both software and hardware. Now what is a  co-processor? Why a co-processor? Outline for me the distinctive feature of a co-processor that makes it different from the main processor. Can't both the processor and the co-processor be merged into one for improved performance and space limitation?

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The differences between a processor and a co-processor

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A CPU also called as microprocessor which is also known central processing unit, is your computer’s brain. It processes the transactions in applications and programs. The processor demands your computer what to do. Nowadays, processors has come quad core, triple core and dual core. A co-processor is a unique set of circuit. It is used in enhancing the functions of the primary processor. It is intended to direct the performance and the functions of the microprocessor. Co-processor also customizes the computers. It has a quick performance than the primary processor. Both of these processors are good to use. Earnestly,

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The differences between a processor and a co-processor

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The processor takes care of all the major processing and the co-processor or the auxiliary processor unit takes care of some other things like arithmetic calculations or graphics to allow the main processor to work on more difficult tasks. This results to faster system processing and better overall performance of the computer if both processors are present. These days there are new processors that employ a main processor and a co-processor which perform really well based on benchmarks. This is the advancement of technology, we can only imagine what the future has in store for everyone that does a lot of computing.

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