Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Design Compilation

ID 683283
Date 10/22/2021
Document Table of Contents Processor Base Clock Frequency

Using faster processor cores provides several advantages, including:

  • Faster execution: With faster processor cores, the Quartus® Prime software can execute tasks more quickly, which can improve overall system performance and reduce the time required to complete complex calculations, algorithms, and data processing tasks.
  • Improved multitasking: Faster processor cores can improve the ability of the Quartus® Prime software to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, reducing the risk of system slowdowns when running several algorithms simultaneously.
  • Quicker start-up and shutdown times: Faster processors can reduce the time required for the Quartus® Prime software to open and close side applications, such as Timing Analyzer, Platform Designer, and more. This can improve your productivity and reduce downtime.

For shortest compile times, you should choose processors with the highest base clock frequency available and prioritizing higher CPU frequency over having more cores. While additional cores can be beneficial for tasks that are highly parallelizable, focusing on higher frequency ensures faster execution of individual threads, leading to improved responsiveness and overall performance of the Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software.