* AMD's Ryzen: For comparison purposes, AMD's top-of-the-line core CPU is the Ryzen Threadripper series, a set of 64-bit processors supporting clock speeds
ranging from 3.7 to 4.0 GHz; 16 to 32 GBs of RAM; and eight to 16 cores with 16 to 32 threads.
The new quad-core Core i7 3840QM operates at a base clock speed
of 2.8GHz, which is a new high compared to the previously fastest Core i7-3820QM chip, which runs at a clock speed
Personal Computers with multiple Pentium Pro processors are available now, with combined clock speeds
of 300-400 M-Hz, capable of 200+ million instructions per second.
The chip is touted to feature a base clock speed
of 3.5GHz and touch 4.7GHz on boost.
Finally, these clock speed
increases will help reduce the impact of performance deficits that remain between Intel and AMD in specific tests.
PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU in the Exynos chipset Galaxy S4 runs at 480 MHz normally but goes differently at 533 MHz max whenever a benchmark app such as AnTuTu is active and goes back to normal clock speed
once the app is closed.
New NVidia GPU Boost technology maximises clock speeds
using available energy headroom on the fly for an instant performance boost in every gaming scenario.
According to Intel, the Atom D2700 processor runs at a clock speed
of 2.13GHz, is priced at $52 and can run two threads per core while the D2500 processor operates at 1.86GHz, is priced at $42 and can run one thread per core.
The HD 6870 model has a memory speed of 1050 MHz with a core clock speed
of 900 MHz, while the HD 6850 offers a memory speed of 1000 MHz and a core clock speed
of 765 MHz.
Chip maker Intel Corp has announced that it is planning to introduce a new chip naming system in May this year that does not rely as much on clock speed
government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is about more than packing lots more transistors onto a single piece of silicon and cranking up the clock speed
An important question when you consider that the latest Athlon XP 3200+ (clock speed
2.2GHz) benchmarks closer to a Pentium 42.8GHz rather than the 3.2GHz with which AMD is claiming parity.