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[ The PC Guide | Systems and Components Reference Guide | The Processor | Processor Architecture and Operation | Internal Processor Interfaces and Operation ]

Internal Architectural Components

This section discusses the various components that make up the internal structure of the modern processor. Like any complex piece of equipment, the processor is broken down internally into different pieces that each perform a function. How they work varies from machine to machine but they each contain the following basic parts. Many of these are termed "units".

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