Definitions

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  • adj. Implementing instruction-level parallelism within a single processor, thereby allowing faster throughput than would otherwise be possible at the same clock speed.

Etymologies

super- +‎ scalar (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Compared to earlier ARM processors, Cortex is more "superscalar," meaning that more instruction can be dispatched on each clock cycle, provided the instructions are small enough

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  • Enough for 300 full-length movies, thousands of songs or millions of photos, this 7-inch touch-screen and Wi-Fi-enabled device is powered by the new ARM Cortex superscalar microprocessor and includes a fast full HTML browser (with support for Flash 9 video), new email application and MSN IM software for real-time chatting.

    Go big or go home with new Archos

  • ARM Cortex - A8 superscalar microprocessor core running at 600 MHz

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  • The first 64-bit, superscalar, speculative out-of-order processors in VIA's x86 platform portfolio, VIA Nano processors have been specifically designed to revitalize traditional desktop and notebook PC markets, delivering truly optimized performance for the most demanding computing, entertainment and connectivity applications, including Blu-ray Disc HD video playback and the latest PC games, such as Crysis.

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  • Enough for 300 full-length movies, thousands of songs or millions of photos, this 7-inch touch-screen and Wi-Fi-enabled device is powered by the new ARM Cortex superscalar microprocessor and includes a fast full HTML browser with support for Flash 9 video, new email application and MSN IM software for real-time chatting.

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  • "The traditional approach to the development of superscalar microprocessors, where performance gain was derived largely by increasing the frequency, is failing to meet the performance and power requirements of next-generation embedded designs," said Raja Tabet, vice president of Freescale's Software & Systems organization.

  • Aiming to deliver the most bang for the buck, the OCTEON II CPU uses an in-order, two-way superscalar design; with nine pipeline stages, it clocks at up to 1.5GHz.

  • Itanium is superscalar to an extent that POWER doesn't come close to, with each core being able to execute up to six instructions per cycle.

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  • Processors have taken a dramatic shift in architecture over the past few years from superscalar to multi-core.

    Computerworld News

  • These tricore-based devices support a clock speed of 180 MHz and can perform as many as three instructions per clock cycle with a superscalar architecture.

    Engineering Hardware-Software

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