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clock speed

[′kläk ‚spēd]
(electronics)

clock speed

clock speed

The internal heartbeat of a computer, also known as "clock rate." The clock circuit uses fixed vibrations generated from a quartz crystal to deliver a steady stream of pulses to the CPU. See clock and MHz.
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That's two more cores than the current Core i7-5960X, with an equivalent clock speed and the same cache allocation on a per-core basis.
PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU in the Exynos chipset Galaxy S4 runs at 480 MHz normally but goes differently at 533 MHz max whenever a benchmark app such as AnTuTu is active and goes back to normal clock speed once the app is closed.
The quad-core Core i7-3940XM Extreme Edition chip replaces the Core i7-3920XM, which operated at a clock speed 2.
The present implementation of the core was manufactured with 65nanometer (nm) process technology, and that too contributed to achieving the 1GHz clock speed.
As clock speeds have increased in response to market demand for faster throughput, synchronization times have steadily decreased.
The performance improvement on many commercial workloads normally scales with clock speed so long as some increased L2 or L3 or cache is added to the faster machines.
The clock speed of the chip refers the number of cycles the chip can execute in one second, in this case three billion.
Personal Computers with multiple Pentium Pro processors are available now, with combined clock speeds of 300-400 M-Hz, capable of 200+ million instructions per second.
The Burst of 4 devices deliver a transaction rate (TR) of 633 million transactions per second, operating at clock speeds of 633 MHz, the highest clock speed available for a 165 BGA Quad SRAM.
Below is the specification of requirements 2 specification of requirements the proposed server should match or exceed the following minimum requirements: - a chassis of at most 2 rack units size mounted on moving rails with a cable management arm; - two (2) hot-pluggable power supplies rated at 1100w; - four (4) processors, each with the normal clock speed of 2.
Chip maker Intel Corp has announced that it is planning to introduce a new chip naming system in May this year that does not rely as much on clock speed.
As long as Intel's marketing machine continues to convince consumers that clock speed matters, In-Stat feels, the company's leadership position in the market will remain assured.