Clock speed

Clock speed,

Definition of Clock speed:

  1. Number of evenly-spaced pulses generated by a computers clock to regulate the switching activity of the circuits. Measured in megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz), clock speed is usually associated with the computers performance higher the speed, more powerful the computer. Different microprocessor architectures having the same-clock speed, however, will process data at different rates due to their internal efficiency or lack of it. The original IBM PC (introduced in 1982) had a clock speed of 4.77 MHz, the latest Intel processors have clock speeds of 3.0 GHz or more.

  2. The operating speed of a computer or its microprocessor, defined as the rate at which it performs internal operations and expressed in cycles per second (megahertz).

How to use Clock speed in a sentence?

  1. The processor is available in 25MHz, 33MHz, and 40MHz clock speeds.

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