Clock speed Tags: CPUs Basic Last response: March 12, 2010 7:07 AM in CPUs Share Dracio March 12, 2010 6:52:41 AM I've always wondered how multiplier and FSB affect the clockspeed right down at the basic level. Obviously you have the FSB speed then multiply it to get the clockspeed but the question is for example, which would be faster?: fsb = 200 multiplier = 10 clockspeed = 2GHz fsb = 100 multiplier = 20 clockspeed = 2GHz Obviously they're the same overall clockspeed... but would one perform better than the other? More about : clock speed jsc a c 172 à CPUs March 12, 2010 7:02:53 AM Theoretically, the CPU with the higher FSB, all other things being equal, would be faster. In reality, you wouldn't have two systems like that. You'd have 400 MHz X 7.5 or 500 MHz X 6 for 3.0 GHz. And the overall performance increase does not scale linearly with FSB speed. SidVicious March 12, 2010 7:07:21 AM Let me google that for you! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDoes Clock Speed (GHz) Matters while Comparing 2 Processors? Forum800mhz clock speed default ForumGPU Clock Speed Significance? What Dictates Performance? ForumWhat is the ideal core clock speed for most video games? ForumMonitor remains black/ CLock Speed changing automatically ForumCPU Clock speed too low under load. ForumWould CPU load increase with decreasing clock speed . ForumClock Speed Forum20% clock speed ForumWhat Clock Speed & Voltage For My CPU ? ForumPC auto changing clock speed ForumTighter Timing vs Higher Clock Speed ForumReduced Base Clock Speed under Win 8 ForumSacrificing: Clock speed , cores, size, stream processors ForumLess clock speed of ultrabooks ForumHow to get the total clock speed of pentium d 930?? ForumMemory modules differs in clock speed , is that normal? ForumIntel ( Clock Speed ) vs. AMD (8 Cores) ForumIs there a limit to CPU clock speed ? ForumForsa geforce 550ti underpowered clock speed ?? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !