From: Chris Rehm <>

> 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?

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