# How to calculate the clock speed on 64-bit?

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September 5, 2010 at 08:52:51
Specs: Windows XP SP3 Pro, 2.53GHz/1.25GB
 Hi, my question is, what is the clock speed of each core in an n-core processor, for example, the AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58 (1.9GHz), I guess that says the speed of each core, right?, the problem here is knowing what is the whole process speed, is calculated as Vt=Vc^n, or, Vt=Vc*n? where Vt is the processor speed, Vc is that of each core, and n is the number of cores.Different case happens with Intel, for example the Intel Core i7 980x at 3.5GHz, I guess that is the whole process speed, the question is, the speed of each core is calculated as, Vc=root(n,Vt), or , Vc=Vt/n?That is my question and if none of the two options exposed is correct, then I ask you to tell the correct, Thanks.

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#1
September 5, 2010 at 09:48:29
 I'm not sure what you're asking? And what does 64-bit have to do with anything?Using the Turion 64 X2 TL-58 as an example, each core runs at max of 1.9GHz (9.5 x 200MHz). Their speeds are not combined, they are two separate cores. The amount of processing power & from which core(s) it comes from depends on the application being run. A dual core at 1.9GHz is NOT equivalent to a single core at 3.8GHz.

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#2
September 5, 2010 at 12:55:26
 Thanks, I say 64-bit for multi-core, on the other hand, as you already explained to me that the overall speed of the processor is not equivalent to the product between the speed of each core and the number of cores, either way, there must be a way to calculate the total speed of the processor, and in the case of Intel, They said that the speed is 3.5 GHz, I guess it must be the overall speed of the processor, and then I wonder, what is the speed of each core, as you already said, obviously the speed of each core is not equal to 3.5/6 =0.58 …. then, it could be found by the sixth root of 3.5, ie, root (6,5) = 1.2322, each core would work up to 1.2322 GHz .... of course, assuming that each core works at the same speed, as well as the AMD Turion.If the speed of each core is not calculated in that way, then I would know which way I can find it, what I need by now, is know the speed to each of the 6-core Intel Core i7 980x, the case of AMD Turion is just to confirm it.

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September 5, 2010 at 13:10:27

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