I just read this and found it very interesting.
In discussions with business partners and analysts, however, sources said Intel has disclosed Banias will be introduced at 1.4GHz to 1.6GHz and will outperform its own higher-clocked mobile Pentium 4 chips running at more than 2GHz on benchmark tests.
Seems to me a lot of us lately have been falling prey to Megahertz hype when begging, pleading and screaming at Apple procure faster chips. Even Intel realizes that MHZ are just one measure and often not the best one.But AMD and mobile users aren't the only ones who stand to gain from Banias' performance marks. The chip's performance over faster Pentium 4 chips could lend credence to a lawsuit filed by a handful of PC buyers against Intel this summer. The suit, filed in the 3rd Judicial Circuit in Madison County, Ill., claims early versions of the Pentium 4 processor did not outperform older Pentium III chips as the chip maker claimed.