I just went over to AMD's website to check on some core information for another thread. Was I ever surprised to see that the very firm that lied about Enron's condition was in charge of ensuring AMD was not lieing about the benchmarks on which the Athlon's PR rating is based.
Hey, is that also the firm that actually says McDonald's french fries are America's favorive based on an independant survey? (Which occasionally pops up on their boxes instead of the usual based on sales tag line.) Because anyone who claims that McDonald's fries taste better than those of any of the other fast food joint (such as Arby's or Wendy's) has to be pushing quasi-legal at best.
That's very interesting and funny. As we all know that PR rathing is working fine for now. What I don't understand is how can a Firm "Arthur Andersen" who doesn't know about how a cpu works are responsible for assiging PR number. I think they should have hired a firm who is more knolodgeable about technology.
Just because Arthur Anderson (any relationship to another AA? LOL), is known as an accounting firm doesn't mean that they don't know anything about technology. Arthur Anderson has a huge technology and IT division.
I thought a thought, but the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I had thought.
did anybody see that intel compares Athlon performance with a 2A GHz Northwood A processor with 512k L2 cache? Its the one that dint even exist (in the market to compare with) when the XP ratings were devised. They are all normalised to P4 1.5 GHz (which is very much a Williamette core 256k L2 cache processor), and assigned pretty conservative points to the XP processors. So conservative that they are still valid even for the A range of faster Northwood P4s!
What next? Intel making another claim denying XP ratings with the Northwood B P4 when its released?
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