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clock speed

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clock speed

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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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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.
That kind of clock speed in a 28-core CPU yields tremendous dividends, including a Cinebench-smashing multi-threaded score of 7334, but there were also questions about just how Intel would achieve and hold such tremendous clock speeds.
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.
While running the tests, the CPUs approach their maximum clock speeds but are allowed to fluctuate as they would under actual use rather than staying artificially inflated."
Intel and rival Advanced Micro Devices typically crank up clock speeds on chips in order to claim the performance crown.
Sporting the latest NVIDIA SMX architecture the Zotac GeForce GTX 660 Ti delivers superior gaming performance and improves energy-efficiency by 11% from previous generations while the Zotac GeForce GTX 660 Ti cranks up the clock speeds to uncharted levels to offer a superior gaming experience, representatives said.
All through the video cards use the new AMD R7950 GPU inside and have different cooling solutions and presumably different clock speeds. The coolest of three cards uses MSI's custom Twin Froze cooling solution.
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.
Advanced Micro Devices' upcoming 12-core chips will draw the same power as its six-core chips, but will have reduced clock speeds, a company official said.<p>The company's upcoming 12-core server chips, code-named Magny-Cours, put two six-core chips in one package.