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Find CPU or Processor Specs in Windows 11

A processor or central processing unit (CPU), is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logic, controlling, and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

A multi-core processor is a computer processor integrated circuit with two or more separate processing units, called cores (aka: physical cores), which each read and execute program instructions, as if the computer had several processors.

Some CPUs can virtualize two cores for every one physical core that’s available, a technique known as Hyper-Threading (aka: logical processors). For example, if your CPU has 6 physical cores, it will show as having 12 logical processors with Hyper-Threading.

The clock speed of a processor is the number of instructions it can process in any given second, measured in gigahertz (GHz).

Windows 11 minimum system requirements for a CPU/Processor is 1 Ghz or faster with 2 or more cores and appearing on the list of approved CPUs. The processor in your PC will be a main determining factor for running Windows 11. The clock speed (the 1 Ghz or faster requirement) and number of cores (2 or more) are inherent to the processor design as it was manufactured and are not considered upgradable components.

This tutorial will show you how to find what CPU or processor you have on a Windows 11 PC.

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