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It would seem, then, that the industry should already be primed for a rational discussion of actual CPU performance instead of being hypnotized by CPU clock speeds. I guess my main gripe is that SPEC is being bandied about (even by the CPU manufacturers) as a measurement of pure CPU performance, when clearly, it is not. Not everyone's "real world" is the same.... so for amd, the new rating system makes them look faster and more cool. http://webstrategy360.com/athlon-xp/athlon-xp-1900-or-is-it.html

Question is why would you want to do it? gamers and geeks are a small percentage of chip sales. i don't think amd will ever take the microprocessor throne away from intel. i promise, at that price, (and that "brand name"!), no one in india will ever buy anything else!! - by the miscreant athlon mp 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8's listed (6:12pm est

The Pentium 4 has a 20-stage pipeline, which compares to an 11-stage pipeline in the Athlon and a 10-stage pipeline in the Pentium III/Celeron. Cyrix tried the exact same thing a few years back (marking a chip with a model number that represented the 'approximate intel performance' rather than the chip speed itself. Besides that, the word QuantiSpeed sounds cool. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:will the trickery work? (Score:4, Informative) by tshak ( 173364 ) writes: on Tuesday October 09, 2001 @11:43AM (#2406604) Homepage This isn't trickery, it's consumer educating.

All I see is a divided marketing tactic for a divided market. Advertisement Recent Posts News from the web #3 poochee replied Feb 1, 2017 at 2:36 PM Having Problems That I Can Not Fix Michael56 replied Feb 1, 2017 at 2:06 PM Stuart 0 0 0 Quick Navigation Non Z Related General Discussion Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Welcome to 300ZX.co.uk Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

we will have to wait till the end of october to know the details. - by latenitecrawler too bad, but understandable… (8:37pm est fri oct 05 2001)it is a shame that they only look at the numbers before them. I am looking on Upgradesource.com and they advertise say an XP 1700 to be rated at 1.47GHz. Windows 95 (OK, that wasn't really for copyright; that was just for misleading people).

People kept saying that the Athlon couldn't do MP. About Established in 2001, Infopackets features the latest in headline news based on MS Windows, Internet, and technology trends. Professional multimedia instructions (adding compatibility with the 70 additional SSE instructions in the Pentium III, but not the 144 additional SSE2 instructions in the Pentium 4) 266MHz FSB 128KB Level 1 Any thoughts or explanations why they do this?

Yeah, well -- all you really need to know is that AMD is trying to change the minds of how people look at MHz ratings. great post to read So whilst all of the AMD affectionatos are trying to proove that "MHz aren't everything! (It's not the size that counts!...)" that door swings both ways there... I don't see how this is in any way the least bit misleading. Depending on how you tweak the benching and load things up, you will see strengths and weaknesses in each CPU.

SPEC isn't a good benchmark for consumer CPU's (Score:2) by Drakantus ( 226374 ) writes: Why? http://webstrategy360.com/athlon-xp/amd-athlon-xp-3200.html can marketing do anything with that? The model numbers AMD is using with the new Athlon XP are like a "speed factor", which is supposed to tell you how fast the processor "feels" compared to a Pentium Hopefully there'll be a VIA KT333 chipset and also hopefully the Athlon 'Barton' (0.13micron Athlon platform) will have a 333mHz DDR FSB to mate to it.

MHz is a tangible rating of some sort. Simple-- buy from whoever's cheaper. This is where you are missing the fundamental point. Check This Out I know the difference, you know the difference, but when my mom goes to Staples to buy a PC the guy at Staples will say this is an "AMD 1800" and

It's a bad thing, yes, but it will have good repurcussions. Re:AMD's heatsink problem? (Score:5, Funny) by kreyg ( 103130 ) writes: With an AMD, even the fastest temperature sensing system won't be able to detect it and remove power in time.

Why couldn't someone take a MP Alpha motherboard and plug a bunch of Athlons into it? the advantage amd had was bang for the buck, although many averages didn't know that. Mhz ratings confuse and obfuscate the issue - which is the whole reason they are looking for a new rating system. and i believe it is the case with the majority of us all over the world.

has anybody tried another motherboard that works.

[email protected] - by steve naming (2:43pm est tue oct 09 2001)i think that amd is on the right track, but they should have used This is a simulated MHz number that does not indicate the actual speed of the chip, but instead indicates an estimate of the approximate performance compared to equivalent competition. but then it's still pricy) Re:A chip by any other name... (Score:2) by tshak ( 173364 ) writes: The only reason I may ever still go for Intel, is for the this contact form If you follow normal precautions with your CPU (i.e.

Peelie replied Feb 1, 2017 at 1:57 PM Vista Shut Down oldjunk replied Feb 1, 2017 at 1:53 PM anti virus internet dr.bugman1 replied Feb 1, 2017 at 1:47 PM Loading... The HardOCP article talks about this somewhat. I liken the performance numbers AMD is using to the "wind chill factor" often used by weather reporters in the wintertime. ca> on Tuesday October 09, 2001 @12:19PM (#2406862) Homepage Wow, if my heatsink fell off, it would fall directly on, and likely short out, my video card - which costs as

intel is the one that is misleading consumers by boosting the speeds of it's cpu. Its lame. The following table shows the new Athlon XP model numbers with the actual CPU clock speeds: AMD Athlon XP Model Number Compares to Pentium 4 running @ Actual Clock Speed of If a name actually had to be related to the size/capability/speed of the product what would you have named "Ex-Lax" ?

Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware > Computer problem? SMP is the only boxes I want to use now, going from 1ghz to a dual 800, my system doesnt hang when an application use all the cpu resources. With the success of the Athlon processor, AMD went a long way towards minimizing the marketing impact of "Intel Inside". They are purposely preying on people who dont understand computers and leaving off the "units" rating - ie MHz.

if it's not broke dont try to fix it. - by jl sex (4:31pm est wed nov 05 2003)[email protected] - by seed haou hi (10:12am est sat aug 21 2004)kiss immak Page 1 of 1 + Share This 🔖 Save To Your Account Related Resources Store Articles Blogs There are currently no related titles. it confused the heck out of me at first and it always threw off my friends when i tried to explain to them that my processor ran slower, but just as Oh well.

would still run as sweet. I agree we need a better measure, but this is clearly trying to decieve idiots who dont know about computers.