amd .vs intel....

Gilboa Davara gilboada at
Thu Dec 15 10:06:58 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 22:41 -0500, Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 6:35 PM -0600 12/13/05, Jeff Vian wrote:
> >On Tue, 2005-12-13 at 11:04 -0500, Tony Nelson wrote:
>  ...
> No, AMD wanted to sell their current customers the new chip, but it ran at
> a lower clock rate than the old chip, so it looked slower.  AMD had trained
> them to look only at clock rate.  AMD had to fix that in order to sell the
> chip at all.

Intel created the MHz myth, not AMD.
AMD, being the underdog had to fight /against/ this myth during the bad
days of the K5 and K6, got a leading start in the K7/Thunderbird days,
and managed, after a long struggle to even the fight when the P4 was got
clock-rate stone-walled, forcing Intel to use their own PR rating.

> It took extra PR (Public Relations) after AMD spent a few years convincing
> people that clock speed was king.

Please post links to prove the above.

How can AMD set anything, when Intel still sets the pace for the CPU


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