clock doubling


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clock doubling

Doubling the internal processing speed of a CPU while maintaining the original clock speed for I/O (transfers in/out of the chip). Years ago, Intel popularized the technique with its 486 Speed Doubler chips. See 486 and clock tripling.
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Its performance boost comes from four key features: (1) internal clock doubling technology; (2) A 1K on chip cache; (3) single cycle instruction execution; and (4) a hardware integer multiplier.