underclock

underclock

To lower the clock rate of a processor in order to improve battery life. CPUs are designed to run at a certain speed; however, many mobile products have underclocked CPUs to save power. Contrast with overclock.
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Note: The FX-8370 is fast because we couldn't underclock the CPU to 2.5GHz, so we just used its score running at 4GHz.
Both phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, and according to Xiaomi, this is not an "underclocked" version of the processor that's used in other smartphones that advertise Snapdragon 660-powered performance.
As of now, the leaked D6503 flagship model has a lower benchmarking result compared to Xperia Z1 Mini due to a possible underclocked processor or a pre-production model.
This happened so often with the product of a major manufacturer that a prominent custom builder of M14s offered a service to correct the "timing" of these "overclocked" (screwed in too far) or "underclocked" (screwed in not far enough) barrels.
it's a 7.7-inch box.Under silver lid, you get a 1GHz Pentium-M-based chip, codenamed "Crofton," which has been underclocked to run on a 350MHz bus, and it's based on Intel's Dothan core, which includes 2MB of L2 cache.
As a result, the energy-efficient Cortex A-55 cores will be used the most, followed by the underclocked Cortex-A76 cores in the medium cluster.
Sony has actually got a track record of boosting performance midway through a console's life; PSP was deliberately underclocked for the sake of battery consumption when it was first launched, but the true power of its processor was aACAyunlocked' for God of War: Chains of Olympus.
The benchmark report further indicates that Retina iPad Mini's slower performance is due to its underclocked processor (1.3GHz A7 chip) in comparison with the iPad Air's 1.4GHz A7 chip.
Samsung has also used an underclocked version of the chipset.
We noticed that the Exynos 9810 SoC is underclocked in the Galaxy S9+.
The processor inside it is claimed to be a dual-core Snapdragon S4, which appears to have been underclocked down to about 1GHz during testing, "explains (http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-LT30p-appears-in-benchmarks-shrouded-by-mystery_id31267) PhoneArena .
The upcoming Snapdragon 632 chipset is said to be a slightly underclocked variant of the last year's Snapdragon 636 SoC.