Gigabit

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Multiples of bits
Decimal
ValueMetric
1000kbitkilobit
10002Mbitmegabit
10003Gbitgigabit
10004Tbitterabit
10005Pbitpetabit
10006Ebitexabit
10007Zbitzettabit
10008Ybityottabit
Binary
ValueJEDECIEC
1024KbitkilobitKibitkibibit
10242MbitmegabitMibitmebibit
10243GbitgigabitGibitgibibit
10244--Tibittebibit
10245--Pibitpebibit
10246--Eibitexbibit
10247--Zibitzebibit
10248--Yibityobibit
 
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This article is about the unit of information. For the networking technology, see Gigabit Ethernet.
Multiples of bits
Decimal
ValueMetric
1000kbitkilobit
10002Mbitmegabit
10003Gbitgigabit
10004Tbitterabit
10005Pbitpetabit
10006Ebitexabit
10007Zbitzettabit
10008Ybityottabit
Binary
ValueJEDECIEC
1024KbitkilobitKibitkibibit
10242MbitmegabitMibitmebibit
10243GbitgigabitGibitgibibit
10244--Tibittebibit
10245--Pibitpebibit
10246--Eibitexbibit
10247--Zibitzebibit
10248--Yibityobibit

The gigabit is a multiple of the unit bit for digital information or computer storage. The prefix giga (symbol G) is defined in the International System of Units (SI) as a multiplier of 109 (1 billion, short scale),[1] and therefore

1 gigabit = 109bits = 1000000000bits.

The gigabit has the unit symbol Gbit or Gb.

Using the common byte size of 8 bits, 1 Gbit is equal to 125 megabytes (MB) or approximately 119 mebibytes (MiB).

The gigabit is closely related to the gibibit, a unit multiple derived from the binary prefix gibi (symbol Gi) of the same order of magnitude,[2] which is equal to 230bits = 1073741824bits, or approximately 7% larger than the gigabit.

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