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rate is not
a measure of a microprocessor's speed compared to
other microprocessors. The comparison is valid only
comparing certain microprocessors within one
chips. For example, the Zilog Z-80 at 3.5 MHz is slightly faster than
the 6502A at 1 MHz, but not faster by a factor of 3.5. CPU (and
computer) architecture is fundamentally important here. Having said
that, this chart shows how clock rates (not
have increased over the past decades. 'Speed' is a vector quantity: a
computer may be incredibly fast at one thing, but dead slow at
another. Plus, one microprocessor may execute commands in fewer clock
ticks than others.
This graph was created automatically with Steve Grubb's Ploticus
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