he said mhz not ghz the first 1ghz came out around 2000
Yeah, I had one of those too. At the time, $460 bought a 1 GHz Intel CPU - if you could find one - or a 1 GHz AMD chip and an Asus motherboard and 128 MB of brand name memory, Crucial, as a matter of fact. That, I OC'd to 1.2 GHz.
That replaced the famous 300A MHz PII Celeron that I ran at 450 MHz.
That replaced a P233MMX system, that thanks to undocumented jumper settings and an S370 cooler, that I eventually OC'd to 333 MHz.
It was tricky because the processor clock ran everything. The original Z80 could run at up to 2.5 MHz and the 200 nsec memory could run at 5 MHz. But if you chose the wrong divider frequency, you'd break the video.
Hey, you youngsters don't remember the debates in the mid '80's about how to increase core speeds past the at the time theoretical limits of 20 or 25 MHz.
My definition of a "noob" - someone who did not need to pick up a soldering iron to build his first computer.