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MacBytes
Mar 14, 2004, 12:21 PM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: Intel giving up on the megahertz myth and moving towards performance ratings. (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040314132111)
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slipper
Mar 14, 2004, 03:52 PM
all this time i was thinking the athlon 3400+ chip was running at 3400mhz. lol. i was starting to think the apple 64bit processors were lagging behind like the 32bit processors. i know, im dumb.

MrMacMan
Mar 14, 2004, 06:10 PM
Gah whatever...

This really doesn't mean anything expect an Intel that runs at 1.4 GHZ can be released can called a 4000 :rolleyes:

Mr.Hey
Mar 14, 2004, 06:31 PM
:D
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=14670

AS INTEL APPEARS to have decided that Megahertz Madness is now a thing of the past, we're looking forward to when it introduces a 300MHz Prescott Pentium 4 on its 90 nanometre process.

This will run very cool and get us back to the time when we had to pay for central heating, rather than have our PC be part of the "Digital Home" and keep us warm on winter nights and evenings.

As a member of the "Pentium" family, it will probably retain all of the "branding" characteristics of the family, but will deliver "cool" performance at speeds you never could have imagined.

After the 300MHz Pentium 4 is introduced, we expect Intel to cut the speeds to perhaps 90MHz or so, and then announce the Pentium IIIs.

The Pentium IIs will run without fans, deliver Windows for Warehouses and Microsoft Office without any trouble at all, as well as acting as "Media Centers".

A few generations down the line, the 186 microprocessors will deliver wi-fi Centrino like characteristics with superdupermultihyperthreading and then we'll be back to 1978 again.

Which will herald the rise of Intel as a DRAM company, in a reprise of the probably forgotten "memory wars" between Japan and the USA.

We can hardly wait.

aswitcher
Mar 14, 2004, 09:40 PM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: Intel giving up on the megahertz myth and moving towards performance ratings. (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040314132111)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

Approved by Mudbug

This looks like a good move, and I wonder what spin this will do to favour Intel... seems to me on first glance that it will help benefit Apple because they run slower chips but focus on other chip related issues like buses etc

Photorun
Mar 14, 2004, 10:07 PM
Considering the whole MHz myth propegated by Insmell and Microsuck hoodwinked all those dumb peecee lusers out there for, well, ages in computer terms, I wonder how they're going to backpeddle from the corner they painted themselves into. Oh, I know, by more BS marketing spin to the average lazy unintelligent peecee lusers! (Sadly... it will work).