This set of Computer Architecture Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Superscalar Processors”.

1. When the processor executes multiple instructions at a time it is said to use _______
a) single issue
b) Multiplicity
c) Visualization
d) Multiple issues

2. The ______ plays a very vital role in case of super scalar processors.
a) Compilers
b) Motherboard
c) Memory
d) Peripherals

3. The throughput of a super scalar processor is _______
a) less than 1
b) 1
c) More than 1
d) Not Known

4. If an exception is raised and the succeeding instructions are executed completely, then the processor is said to have ______
a) Exception handling
b) Imprecise exceptions
c) Error correction
d) None of the mentioned

5. In super-scalar processors, ________ mode of execution is used.
a) In-order
b) Post order
c) Out of order
d) None of the mentioned

6. The step where in the results stored in the temporary register is transferred into the permanent register is called as ______
a) Final step
b) Commitment step
c) Last step
d) Inception step

7. In super-scalar mode, all the similar instructions are grouped and executed together.
a) True
b) False

8. Since it uses the out of order mode of execution, the results are stored in ______
a) Buffers
b) Special memory locations
c) Temporary registers
d) TLB

9. A special unit used to govern the out of order execution of the instructions is called as ______
a) Commitment unit
b) Temporal unit
c) Monitor
d) Supervisory unit

10. The commitment unit uses a queue called ______
a) Record buffer
b) Commitment buffer
c) Storage buffer
d) None of the mentioned

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