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what does "above the stock" mean in the sentence below?

AMD's eXtended Frequency Range feature allows the processor to dynamically adjust its clock rate above the stock and Precision Boost clocks based on available thermal headroom.

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  • Edinburgher

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    German/English bilingual
    I see "stock" here as an adjective, meaning "standard", and the phrase "the stock and PB clocks" as meaning "the stock clock and the PB clock".
    So there is a stock clock (the standard clock), and a Precision Boost clock, and this processor can, under the right conditions, adjust its own clock speed to be higher than either of them.

    By the way, when you are asked to say where you found it, we like you simply to say something like "From a review of the ... published in ..."
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