Originally Posted by neochivers
hey i want to go in to reashearch for intel. how do these procesors work (flops?)?
Oh god.. how do processors work... that is a bit long of an explanation...
I can explain a FLOPS though!
a FLOPS is Floating Point Operations Per Second, which is a measure of how fast a computer is based on calculations per second. A floating point is a number representation consisting of a mantissa, an exponent, and an assumed radix. The number represented is M multiplied by R raised to the power of E (M*R^E) where R is the radix or base of the number system. (For example, 10 is the radix of the decimal system.)