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Unread 11-15-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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Default What is a normal/average processor speed?

Thank you for any input.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Take all the computers in the world that are used at least one hour a day by people and not autonomously and take the average processor speed and I'd guess it is around 2 Ghz.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Note that comparing processor clock speed is an almost meaningless comparison. You can only compare it when holding a bunch of other variables constant, like microarchitecture, cache size, # of cores, and a bunch of other items I'm too lazy to list. For instance, Intel's Core microarchitecture performs far more work than their Netburst microarchitecture for each cycle, so a 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo processor can outperform a 3.0GHz dual-core Pentium D processor (former is Core microarchitecture, latter is Netburst microarchitecture).
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Unread 11-16-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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Yeah what he said, but i also agree with charles its aground 2ghz but probably even less if you take into account all the people that are still using old computers.

I have a lot of friends who upgrade their Pc every other year. I also know a lot of older people at work who never upgrade. Actually when thinking about it, it take back the 2ghz and say its less.
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