Monday, 14 February 2011

Ratings instead of numbers

Circa 1998, AMD used a "Performance Rating" or "Pentium Rating" (PR) to indicate their CPU's performance by comparing it to then-current Intel Pentium. That was mostly because AMD could not deliver a CPU operating at frequencies matching these of Intel's, so they opted to move frequencies out of sight. Then, comparison shopping became little messy. And btw that did not help AMD much.

Given this thread on AnandTech, looks like we might get a similar issue with SSD benchmarks. Not that I
particularly care about SSD benchmarks.

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