How Does a Modern Microprocessor Work?

A look at a made up RISC microprocessor called Calcutron-33, to learn how a microprocessor works.

Erik Engheim
Dec 13, 2020 · 21 min read
A microprocessor being slotted into its socket on a PC motherboard.
A microprocessor being slotted into its socket on a PC motherboard.

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