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For a pipeline with n stages, what is the ideal throughput? What prevents us from achieving this ideal throughput?

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With "n" stage pipeline the throughput should be "n" instructions.
As the pipe stages can't be perfectly balanced ( time to perform task in a pipeline stage), furthermore pipeline does involve some
overheads.

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