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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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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.
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.
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.
According to the company the 1800+, 1600+ and 1500+ processors, which run at actual clock speeds of 1.
This can lead to undesirable switching in MRAM arrays if the clock speeds are faster than the magnetic cooling rate.
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 R4400 processor operates internally at twice the clock speed of the external input clock, and is available in clock speeds of 75 MHz external/150 MHz internal, 67/134 MHz and 50/100 MHz, in both 3.
Offered in both x18 and x36 data bus widths in both Burst of 2 and Burst of 4 configurations, the new 72Mbit SigmaQuad-II+ devices deliver clock speeds of 633 MHz and up to 1 billion transactions per second, enabling system upgrades to 165 BGA users without requiring PC board, power supply, or RAM controller re-design.