by twesterh - 4/7/05 10:15 PM
In Reply to: Emachines T6212 by leskills
Without getting technical, (one, because I can't, and two, if I could you probably wouldn't understand) let's just say that AMD was first to stop labeling its processors based solely on the processing "speed" because they realized that there were other things they could do to the processor, besides bumping up the processing speed, that would increase it's actual processing power. A lot of people dissed AMD for doing this but now even Intel labels it's processors using "model numbers" and not just by their processing speed. Has it made it more confusing? Sure, but as processors, and their contruction and componetry, got more complicated so did rating their "power" and speed.
Suffice to say, there are other things going on besides just the core processing speed that affect the true rating of a processor. If you really want to know more, I think you're just going to have to do more research, or talk to someone in the know and who you trust.
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