Central Processing Unit (CPU) is your Mac’s brain number. Its features determine how fast your Mac processes information. Processor type varies depending on your model. How to quickly check which processor is in your computer.
First, click the Apple menu at the top left, then click “About This Mac.”;
In the menu that appears, you get a quick summary of your Mac’s specifications, including the type of processor it has next to “Processor”. In the image below, we see that this iMac has a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor.
For even more information about your Mac’s processor, click “System Report.”
Click on “Hardware” in the list on the left. The window on the right then shows detailed information about your Mac processor, including all of the following:
- Processor name and speed
- The number of processors and cores
- L2 cache size
- L3 cache size
- If hyperthreading is enabled
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When you’re done, just close “System Report.” You know a lot more about your machine than you did before.
If your Mac has been a bit sluggish, there are several you can speed up before postponing an upgrade. Knowledge is power!
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