Starter

http://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_computing/ocr/212_computing_hardware/cpu/quiz/flingteacher_cpu.htm

Date =
Title = Purpose and Function of the CPU
Objectives:
  • C - State the purpose of the CPU
  • B - Describe the function of the CPU as fetching and executing instructions stored in memory;
  • A - Evaluate common characteristics of CPUs such as clock speed, cache size and number of cores
Keywords:
  • CPU
  • System bus
  • Cache

Purpose & Function of the CPU

  1. What is the Purpose of the CPU?
  2. Describe and draw the main function of the CPU (hint: it’s a cycle)
  3. What factors affect the performance of a CPU?

Extension:


Links to help:

Plenary

CPU - http://www.cambridgedigital.com/mooc/html/jan14/7_Activity1/7_Activity1.html
Fetch - Decode - Execute - http://www.cambridgedigital.com/mooc/html/jan14/8_Activity1/8_Activity1.html