Gigaflops is a unit of measurement that is used to measure the performance of a computer’s floating point unit, which is commonly referred to by FPU.
1 gigaflops is one billion ( 1,000,000,000 ) similar to FLOPS or floating-point operations, per second.
The word “gigaflops” looks plural because it ends in “s”, but the word is actually singular because FLOPS is an acronym “floating point operations per second.” K.
This is the reason that gigaflops are sometimes also called Kabar “gigaFLOPS”. This is because gigaflops measures how many billions of floating point calculations a processor can perform in a second, while it removes the best indicator to measure the raw performance of a processor .
While it does not calculate integer calculations, gigaflops cannot be used as a comprehensive means to measure the overall performance of a processor.