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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 chip does offer 16 cores and 32 threads, but at a slightly reduced base clock speed of 3.1GHz and 4.5GHz boost.
By my count, there have been 164 Core i7 chips released, each supporting between two and four cores; between four and 12 threads, running at clock speeds ranging from 1.5 to 5.0 GHz; and between 16 and 64 GBs of RAM.
The higher the clock speed you want to hit, the higher the voltage typically required to hit it.
BANNOCKBURN, IL -- Nearly half the world's PCB manufacturers for computer and telecommunications applications expect their highest clock speeds to exceed 25GHz by 2019, a new study contends.
This intuitive tool helps modify clock speeds and voltage levels, as well as cooling fan speeds to let gamers overclock the GTX Titan Z graphics card with confidence.
The quad-core Core i7-3940XM Extreme Edition chip replaces the Core i7-3920XM, which operated at a clock speed 2.9GHz, according to a price list published Sunday .
On top of these features, ST's M25PE80 encompasses a standard SPI bus with an enhanced clock speed of 50 MHz for data transfer.
Tokyo, Japan, Aug 17, 2005 - (JCN Newswire) - Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed a new high-end processor core, MeP-h1, the first configurable microprocessor to achieve a 1GHz clock speed. The MeP-h1 is based on Toshiba's "Media embedded Processor" (MeP) architecture for digital consumer and other high performance SoCs.
Intel Corporation recently announced an enhanced Intel Xeon processor for dual processor (DP) servers and workstations, featuring the top performance and fastest clock speed in the Intel Xeon processor family DP line, as well as drop-in compatibility for highly valued investment protection.
He says that at the 2.4GHz targeted clock speed, the Sparc64 VI processors will offer about three times the performance as the current PrimePower servers, which use 1.3GHz and 1.35GHz Sparc64 V processors made using a 130 nanometer copper process in Fujitsu's fabs in Japan.
California-based Intel, the world's largest maker of the semiconductors that serve as the brains of personal computers and other electronics, said its new Pentium 4 chip, running at a clock speed of three gigahertz, will have an 800 megahertz system bus.
The larger memory capacity, higher clock speed and faster video cards make the color graphics animations move faster.