20. A dual core processor has a clock speed of 1.7 GHz. How many operations will it carry out per second?
- Laurence ILv 710 months ago
do an internet search on MIPS
- Markus ImhofLv 710 months ago
Depends on the core architecture. Most cores have multiple execution units and therefore will execute multiple instructions in each clock cycle simultaneously, possibly at different stages (pipelining). The sme (or other) cores may also have a vaiable ratio between clock cycles and instruction cycles, which for CISC cores will also depend on the actual instruction.
- keerokLv 710 months ago
None. Both cores are out on a break in AMD's site.
- ineedacarLv 510 months ago
Depends on the instruction... Even old CPUs like the MOS 6510 would have some instructions that would require multiple clock pulses to do one operation.
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- Robert JLv 710 months ago
The question is obsolete...
There is no single answer, the number totally depends on the CPU design and it's "IPC" value.
Most modern CPUs are "superscalar", each core has multiple execution units and can process more than one instruction per clock cycle.
Typical high-end PC CPUs at present have IPC values of around 15 - 20.