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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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The Moto Z achieves this by keeping its CPU at lower clock speeds, which shall be explained below.
Unlike its predecessors, the Core i7-5960X jumped to eight cores and 16 threads - but the lower clock speeds that this required paradoxically made the chip a less-than-great alternative for gamers.
Faster SPI clock speeds enable higher throughout in data acquisition systems, allowing for higher performance and more rapid system response times.
Intel and rival Advanced Micro Devices typically crank up clock speeds on chips in order to claim the performance crown.
Better cooling means higher clock speeds to overclockers.
The new 72Mbit SigmaQuad-II+ devices are offered in x18 and x36 data bus widths in both Burst of 2 and Burst of 4 configurations, delivering clock speeds of 633 MHz and up to 1bn transactions per second and enabling system upgrades to 165 BGA users without requiring PC board, power supply or RAM controller re-design.
The processors provide up to 400 MHz of performance at a price point where 150 MHz to 200 MHz clock speeds have been the norm, according to the company, extending high-performance digital signal processing capabilities to a wide range of applications, including those previously serviced by high-end MCUs.
lt;p>Responding to an audience question about how Magny-Cours, with two chips, will use the same power as one Istanbul chip, Conway said that AMD is reducing the clock speeds of the Magny-Cours and added that power management features are being added.
As clock speeds have increased in response to market demand for faster throughput, synchronization times have steadily decreased.
Even so, AMD has kept pace in performance while running at lower clock speeds.
His unit's 56F8300 chips package signal processing, fast flash program memory, and fast clock speeds in a single 16-bit device.
Increasing clock speeds, new memory architectures, vendor-specific memory features and timing, and high-speed I/O effects are just some of the critical issues that must be addressed when designing a memory system.