Differences between clock speed and bandwidth
Posted on 2005-05-02
While reading the previously posted answers to questions regarding memory and processor, I found that bandwidth and clock speed
was interchangeably (?) used, which was very confusing to me.
To my best knowledge, the performance of a computer processor is best measured by their clock speed (in MHz) and the performance of a memory is best measured by bandwidth (bts, bytes per second).
I will truly appreciate if you computer experts may kindly explain for this computer novice whether clock speed and bandwidth may be interchangeably used for a processor and a memory or not.
Thanks as always!
(Tuesday, May 3, 2005) at 12:50 a.m.