well, the x2's coming out in may will be called x2 be2300 and 2400, they seem to be using model numbers(good) instead of pr ratings(bad). I think it a great idea, the atrticle im referencing is in my first post. Sorry about the miscommunication,hope im a little clearer.
To tel the truth, I like performance rating more, because, even if somehow arbitrary, it still gives you a straightforward, linearly changing figure that gives you a very good idea of what that CPU will perform like.
ESPECIALLY for the casual/inexperienced buyer, the model number scheme can be confusing; 6350 or 6400; the 50 behind the 63 is for 4ML2 but you ned a manual for this!... If the E6300 and E4300 differ so much by their number, how the heck is one to figure out that they differ only 3-5% in real life performance?! Not to mention how far is the Pentium 2000 series.
Model numbering is pretty nice for experts, informed sales people, company insiders etc but it turns into a nightmare if you look at it from the common customer's side; You get a very clear idea of how much better a X2 6000+ is compared to a X2 5200+ but what about comparing an E4400 to an E6400; will the E6400 perform 30% better as the firs numbers show, oh wait, what are these numbers for :roll: