Factors Affecting CPU Performance

Lesson Instructions

Watch and follow the YouTube video,  the lesson contains three parts:

Factors Affecting CPU Performance Full Lesson Video.mp4

Task - TRUE / FALSE Activity

Factors affecting CPU performance activity

Task - Exam Questions - Deliberate Practice

Exam Questions - Web

Mark Scheme

Question 1 (a)(i)

1 mark per bullet to max 2

Do not allow 'cores can split the tasks' - need to be hoe i.e. one task for each core to run at the same time

BOD run more than one program at once.

Do not award more instructions per second - this could be achieved by having a faster clock speed.

Question 1 (a)(ii)

1 mark per bullet to max 2

No mark for just defining cache as being fast memory or close to the CPU

BOD - more cache makes the processing faster

BOD - more cache makes the computer run faster

Question 1 (a)(iii)