From: Chris Rehm <firstname.lastname@example.org> > For years IBM has had to fight the problem of simple minded customers > who read MHz as the be-all, end-all of how fast a computer is. > > AMD hasn't succeeded in jumping this same hurdle. Their processors are > faster (in workload) than Intel processors with a higher MHz rating. But > in our simple minded marketplace where buyers compare clock speeds and > pretend that is performance, AMD is losing sales they shouldn't. > As you say, the companies whose chip MHz rating is lower than Intel's will always (accurately) claim that MHz is misleading and to no avail. The simple-minded market place will not listen. My contention was that if those same companies had chips with a rating higher than the highest Intel they would stop saying that MHz is misleading. After all, we cannot ignore all those simple-minded people out there, can we?