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Processor Tutorial
INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF A PROCESSOR
DIFF. ARCHITECTURES
CLOCK FREQUENCY
Significance of CLOCK FREQUENCY
Why limit on CLOCK FREQUENCY
OVER CLOCKING
PROCESSOR PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
MODERN ARCHITECTURE IMPROVEMENTS
IMPORTANT TERMS
HOW INSTRUCTIONS ARE FORMED?
MEMORY
 

 

 

CLOCK FREQUENCY

Q- What does a clock frequency mean which is mentioned in a processor configuration e.g.  1.7GHz processor?

Ans: This clock frequency is the max clock frequency at which a processor can run. An instruction takes a fixed amount of clock cycles to execute a particular instruction. So higher is the clock frequency and lesser is the clock cycle time. So the time taken to execute an instruction reduces with increase in the clock frequency. Hence higher the clock frequency better it is (but with in same family of processors).

 

 

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