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Superpipelining simply refers to pipelining that uses a longer pipeline (with more stages) than "regular" pipelining. In theory, a design with more stages, each doing less work, can be scaled to higher clock frequency. However, this depends a lot on other design characteristics, and it isn't true by default that a processor claiming superpipelining is "better" than one that does not.

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