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benchmark

(bench′mark″)
1. A criterion of quality or service in health care, usually expressed as a measurable standard.
2. A reference standard or basis for comparison that serves as a definition of a norm.

benchmark

a point of reference about which comparisons can be made.
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08 DMIPS/MHz and delivering up to 83 Dhrystone MIPS (DMIPS) performance at 66 MHz running from embedded flash the UC3 parts are among the highest performance flash microcontrollers in the market today.
MaxVision's newest MaxPac workstation generates 25% to 200% higher results on every benchmark tested to date including Dhrystone, Whetstone, Multimedia Int and FP, 3DMark and FurMark.
These devices operate at clock speeds up to 20 megahertz (MHz) and execute 13 Dhrystone MIPS.
To deliver faster operating and CPU speeds than NEC Electronics' 8-bit 78K0 core, the 16-bit 78K0R core employs a three-stage pipeline architecture that achieves a CPU clock speed of 24 megahertz (MHz), and executes 15 Dhrystone million instructions per second (MIPS).
15-micron process technology enables the new V850ES/Fx3-L devices to execute 29 Dhrystone MIPS (DMIPS) at a clock speed of 20 megahertz (MHz).