The internal heartbeat of a computer, also known as "clock rate." The clock circuit uses fixed vibrations generated from a quartz crystal to deliver a steady stream of pulses to the CPU. See clock and MHz.
(computing) The rate, measured in hertz, at which a processor performs its fundamental operations.
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But other factors mean that they give more oomph in relation to their clock speed.
The iPhone 4 uses the same Apple A4 chip as the one found in the Apple iPad, though it is unclear whether it still runs at the same 1GHz clock speed as its larger counterpart.
It may be a little unfair to base this comparison simply on the clock speed of the processor, as this would be akin to comparing the relative speed of a car based solely on the horsepower rating.
While some faster processors (including dual-core variants) are in the future roadmap, at the time this article was written, the fastest clock speed found on a current phone is 1GHz.